Mia Brownell
Food Physics

A Little Culinary Quantum Physics to Answer Some of Life’s Vexing Questions

May 24, 2016

  So much in life is uncertain, unknowable, and uncontrollable. Sometimes we can use a […]

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Julia Child’s French Country Home Might Be the Foodiest Airbnb Listing Ever

April 13, 2016

  3BR, 4BA, and Oh, that kitchen. La Pitchoune, the Provencal cottage Julia Child and […]

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Dirty Bathroom, Dirty Kitchen

April 5, 2016

      We’ve all been there. Literally. The dirty restaurant bathroom that makes us […]

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Maine Will Be the Nation’s First and Only Food Sovereign State

March 29, 2016

    Maine legislators voted last week to moved forward with a proposed constitutional amendment declaring Mainers have […]

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This Is Your Fish On Drugs

March 22, 2016

  Who needs prescriptions when we have pharmaceutical waste in our fish? All salmon is […]

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Menu Trends: What You’ll See and What You Won’t

March 16, 2016

Menus are making way for upgraded oatmeal and turmeric everything. Ricotta is the new Greek […]


A Definition of ‘Local Food.’ You’re happy to pay more for it, but do you know what it is?

March 8, 2016

  What qualifies as local food? It’s kind of a trick question. A small, densely populated […]

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The World’s First All-Vegan Supermarket Chain Opens its First U.S. Branch

February 29, 2016

  The world can be a cruel place for vegans. They’re forced to eat just […]


Mouthwatering Words: The New Branding Strategy

February 18, 2016

Which one of these shapes is a kiki and which is a bouba? Did you […]


The Political Donations of Restaurant Chains

February 12, 2016

  Is that a ‘blue plate special’ you’re eating? Or could it be a red […]


Whether You’re a Big Cheese or a Good Egg, We All Use Food Idioms

February 5, 2016

We’re spilling the beans on food idioms, those food-derived metaphors, aphorisms, similes, and other figures of […]


It takes a half hour of tossing around a football to burn off the calories from just one little pig-in-a-blanket

February 1, 2016

On Super Bowl Sunday, we’re not so much armchair quarterbacks as snack bowl linebackers.  For […]


Online Auctions Let You Snag the Ultimate Dinner Party Guest

January 22, 2016

      Who’s on your fantasy dinner party guest list? You know the parlor game: […]


A Most Perfect Recipe

January 12, 2016


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2015 Was A Pretty Lousy Year for Food Policy

December 31, 2015

  It was (Big) business as usual in 2015. Big Food, Big Agriculture, Big Chemicals, […]

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