It's All About the Water
We argue a lot about which element in the production of agave spirits contributes most to the flavor of that spirit: the agave itself; where that agave was grown and what grew around it; the cooking process; the yeast that converts the sugar to alcohol, or the mezcalero who oversees the decisions
The Legacy of Labor Day
By: Zoe Denckla With all the parades, barbecues and back-to-school sales, it's easy to look past the purpose of this holiday weekend. So why is Labor Day Labor Day? As a response to poor working conditions including long days, little pay, and hazardous environments, on September 5th, 1882, members of the central labor union skipped work and took to the streets to demand better. By 1894, this became a national holiday recognizing workers' contributions to America’s economic strength and achievement.
Weekly Picks: Transparency in Malt, Meat, and Delivery Supply Chains
This week HRN's shows shed light on convoluted supply chains. Get a breakdown of the scandal with Belcampo beef, explore the world of craft malt, and tune into an investigation of the current food delivery ecosystem. Plus, gain insight into a new study about why cover crops won't solve climate change and hear from a chef-sommelier duo in NYC about what farm-to-table means to them. Whether you're buying fresh produce or visiting a butcher, eating at restaurants or ordering in, these episodes will make you a more informed eater.
From Creative Consumption to Composting: Food Waste Playlist
When it comes to solving the issue of food waste, plenty of buzzy words are thrown around: composting, upcycling, even closed-loop manufacturing. Luckily, HRN has brought on plenty of experts to help break down why we throw out so much food, and solutions to offer our favorite staples a second life.
The Big Food Question
How can our food system rebuild and reimagine amid the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 and a long overdue reckoning with generations of inequity? As every corner of the food world grapples with issues that will define its future, The Big Food Question will tackle practical and philosophical questions alike for eaters, operators, and workers across food business sectors and topics. From restaurants and bars, to processors and distributors, from farms to food banks, The Big Food Question will feature expert guests who help us understand how industries can move forward while priorit...