After soaring in the spring, prices for timber, corn, soybeans and other commodities have returned to Earth. Coffee is heading in the opposite direction. What’s happening: Robusta coffee futures, commonly used in the production of espresso, have recently jumped to $ 2,024 per ton, the highest level in four years. Analysts point out bad weather in Brazil and COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam. “Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer,” Warren Patterson, ING’s chief product strategy officer, told me. “This year we had a pretty bad drought, which was followed by frost and a serious blow to coffee trees.” Arabica futures
These meringues are chewier than some, due to the jam. They are best the day they are made — when they still have a crunchy, crispy exterior and are slightly squishy inside, Camilla Wynne notes in her cookbook “Jam Bake.” She’s also quick to offer substitutions for her homemade coffee-infused blueberry jam (see related recipe) that is swirled into these cookies — a jar of store-bought blueberry among them. You can eat these meringues as they are or sandwich them with more jam or whipped cream (or both) for a real treat. Either way, the espresso powder garnish is strongly
Yield: Serves 8 as a shared appetizer
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, size 16-20 per pound, tails removed and bodies butterflied
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1 (10-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes, well-drained
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt (divided)
1 teaspoon black pepper (divided)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon honey
GROW San Mateo formed as a collective project to provide free healthy food to promote a healthier lifestyle and educate people on the importance of fresh produce.
Bill Schildknecht started the GROW San Mateo project in March of 2019 for a collection of local gardeners grow and donate fresh produce. He learned about the Samaritan House Food Pharmacy that summer, which is a part of the organization’s free medical clinic, and began a partnership. In the spring of this year, it started to host a table at the two food pharmacy clinics in San Mateo and Redwood City.
In a time where everything on our social feed is visual, food trends quickly morph into statements: That stack of pancakes gets a designer twist, while plain old noodles get turned into trending chips. We’re also in an era of climate change, which means that recreating the latest food trends quickly leads to questions about ingredient’s sustainability.
Our global food system currently accounts for 25 percent of man-made fossil fuel emissions, according to one recent study, and that number could rise even higher in the near future. Luckily, there is a way to stay ahead of the foodie curve