March 2009 By Edible Allegheny on March 25, 2009 in Archive FEATURES GO LOCAL Learn what it means to be a locavore. PHALAENOPSIS FEVER Warm up at the Bidwell Training Center’s Drew Mathieson Greenhouse, where orchids reign supreme, all year long. WASTE NOT Conserve your cupboard’s findings, DEPARTMENTS SEASON’S GREETINGS Dig into our spring salutations. CALENDAR Say hello to spring’s budding event scene! GLOSSARY Brush up on your java jargon. EDIBLE CHATTER Guzzle “green” beer, indulge in organic wine, and get creative — with ketchup! GREEN LIVING Get going with new tires and a fresh paint job, both better for the environment. EDIBLE EDITORIAL Follow in the (minimizing) footsteps of foreign-affairs expert Thomas L. Friedman as he explores green energy sources in his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. FRESH COOKING Meet Chef Ron DeLuca and grower Dan Lucovich in Pangea’s kitchen for a mushroom menagerie. GROUNDBREAKERS Order your apples — and everything else — online with Pennsylvania’s digital grocery store, GoodApples.com. CULINARY CONVERSATION Stand up with food activist and author Raj Patel, who shares insights from his new book, Stuffed & Starved. FROM THE KITCHEN Indulge in the veggier side of life at The Quiet Storm with owner Jilly MacDowell. THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE Fulfill coffee cravings at Prestogeorge or get turned on to a hot cup of tea. EDIBLE DIRECTORY Seek out fresh produce purveyors in your neighborhood. EDIBLE ESSENCE Bestow broccoli upon your favorite chef — it’s the esteemed side dish of the season.