Emily Corwin http://kunc.org en Small Farmers In New England Fear New Food Safety Rules http://kunc.org/post/small-farmers-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules Back in January, the Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed food safety rules to prevent tainted food from entering the food supply.<p>According to these <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm?source=govdelivery">1,600 pages of rules</a>, farmers who don't qualify for exemptions must monitor and document water quality, freezer temperatures, encroaching wildlife and any other possible sources of contamination. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 49154 at http://kunc.org Small Farmers In New England Fear New Food Safety Rules Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails http://kunc.org/post/homemade-bitters-put-local-bite-back-cocktails Evan Mallett is hovering over some plants in a Victorian-era greenhouse in Portsmouth, N.H.<p><a href="http://www.blacktrumpetbistro.com/pages/chefs_bio.html">Mallett</a>, a chef at the Black Trumpet Bistro, is collecting medicinal herbs, which he infuses in alcohol to make his own bitters, a bittersweet alcoholic concentrate used to flavor cocktails.<p>Mallett says he often forages in the woods for ingredients like wild chamomile, dock and burdock root for his bitters, too.<p>The "homemade bitters" trend is relatively new.<p>From Prohibition until just a few years ago, almost every bartender Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 47047 at http://kunc.org Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails New Hampshire Cuts Red Tape To Put Nanobreweries On Tap http://kunc.org/post/new-hampshire-cuts-red-tape-put-nanobreweries-tap As beer drinkers demand increasingly obscure beers with ingredients like jalapenos or rhubarb, smaller and smaller breweries are stepping up to the plate. New Hampshire is one state helping these brewery startups get off the ground, with new laws that make it easier for small-scale breweries to obtain licenses and distribute their craft beers.<p>Among those benefiting: Nicole Carrier and her partner, Annette Lee, of North Hampton, N.H. A year and half ago, they were just enthusiastic home brewers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 07:56:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 39792 at http://kunc.org New Hampshire Cuts Red Tape To Put Nanobreweries On Tap