Rice is the staple food for over half of the world’s population. As a commercial crop it has the third highest worldwide production (after maize and sugarcane). But, considering that much maize is not even grown for human consumption, rice is the most important crop to our species. It provides more than one fifth of the calories consumed around the world by humans.
Black garlic used to be difficult to find, but now (thanks to its astounding health properties) it's being sold all over town- even at Trader Joe's! Grab some greens and sauté a panful tonight with the pungent, sweet, dense flavors of black garlic permeating the dish. And stay tuned for a video tutorial on making black garlic at home!.
It's time to start a new chapter and hatch those plans you've been laying all Winter! While the ancient tradition of egg balancing has been disproven (you can, in fact, balance eggs on any day of the year), I still love the symbolism of acknowledging balance as a new season begins. Get cracking!