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Daily Dish: Monday

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Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today.

Nutrition During the 9-to-5

More of the country’s employers are doing what they can bring healthier food options to their employees. While we might not be ready to give up our Friday morning doughnut tradition just yet, kudos to Farm to Work, a Texas-based program that brings farm-fresh, local produce to offices where employees can pay $20 for a basket of mixed fruits and veggies. And they’re not the only ones trying to make healthy choices easier. There are similar programs in Washington, Arkansas and New York.

Food Fantasia From the Atomic Age

It’s time to take a new look at an old recipe collection — The 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library, which featured recipes such as Fonduloha (pineapple, turkey, mayonnaise, curry, peanuts, coconut and mandarins placed in a pineapple shell). During the atomic age, culinary tastemakers aimed to “civilize” food. However as seen by two Italian artists’ interpretations of Betty Crocker’s infamous recipes from the early ‘70s, the results could look more like a theatrical science experiment than an appealing nutritious supper.  

Making Leftovers Look Good

Another amazing Halloween is in the books, and now it’s time to figure out what to do with all those leftovers. Did you know that there are programs that will take your candy donations to send to our troops overseas? Or if you’re not ready to end your sugar rush just yet, try mixing leftover candy into one of these delicious recipes. Yup, we’ll be perking up our afternoon trail mix. But it doesn’t stop at candy — even those carefully carved jack-o-lanterns can be donated to compost at a local farmer’s market, instead of ending up in a landfill.

What are you dishing about today?

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