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A Goat Cheese Primernew

What most people think of as goat cheese— chèvre—is a simple, fresh cheese that is versatile and freezes well. However goat milk can be used to make a huge array of cheeses, says Kathryn Spann, co-owner of Prodigal Farm in Rougemont, including styles that can't be made with cow milk...
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-26-2014  |  Food+Drink

Are you an anarchist? Take the quiz and find out!new

Anarchists walk among us. They stand in line behind you at the grocery, their baskets full of shade-grown coffee, kale and nutritional yeast. They ride in bike lanes and pass idling SUVs. In fact, you may be an anarchist.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-09-2013  |  Culture

A note from the Durham County jailnew

I noticed there were letters on both sides—on the front a typed intake form from the jail, on the back a handwritten note in pencil—so I sifted the pieces from the dormant blades of grass and took them home.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  07-31-2013  |  Commentary

Foodopoly lifts the veil on our food systemnew

Wenonah Hauter's book examines the history and political machine behind agribusiness consolidation, the pharmaceutical industry, factory farming, food safety and even the co-opting of "organic."
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  05-10-2013  |  Food+Drink

Fondue: Remembering the Cheese Dish of Yesteryearnew

The history of fondue is not that sexy.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  09-26-2012  |  Food+Drink

Is there a future for North Carolina hops farming?new

North Carolina brewers, growers, researchers and beer drinkers agree that with the right hops variety and the right investments, hops could be a robust niche industry in this region and in the mountains, where there are fledgling hops farms.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  07-16-2012  |  Food+Drink

The Rise and Fall of the Easy-Bake Ovennew

I'll tell you about the hardscrabble times, the lean years, when we Toughskins-wearing moppets baked cakes in an oven using two measly light bulbs. And they weren't even compact fluorescent!
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  05-25-2012  |  History

The Magic of Popcorn Makersnew

An expert with impeccable popcorn bona fides examines the history of poppers, from the Dutch oven and the Buttermatic to the Poppery II and the Whirley-Pop.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-16-2012  |  Food+Drink

Play the AIG Board Game: The Bigwigs Lose!new

The AIG bigwigs suffer -- and we get to watch. Fun for the whole family!
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg and J.P. Trostle  |  03-26-2009  |  Comedy

Living Green: Organic Trash, Garden Treasurenew

Instead of tossing those tough asparagus stems or the seemingly endless mounds of pine straw, consider composting.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  05-03-2007  |  Commentary

Living Green: Get Reelnew

What's the greenest way to mow your lawn?
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  04-26-2007  |  Commentary

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