The Eugene Saturday Market is a treasure trove of Crazy Useful Things.
Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a species of fungus in the Saccharomycetaceae family that has been instrumental in human food production for millennia.
If there are over 8000 species of insect known to be edible, why don't we eat more bugs?
Cod is among the most important food fish in the world, and cod liver oil has been a popular dietary supplement for centuries at least. So let's show a little appreciation for the Gadidae, shall we?
The name "osier" refers to a number of species of willow tree that produce long, narrow, flexible branches that are especially valued in basket-making. It can also refer to the branch itself (also called a "withy"). The best-known of the species is the common osier or basket willow (Salix viminalis). The common osier (Salix viminalis).... Continue Reading →
How much wax does the average American eat in one year?