Phil's Food Sense

Join Phil Lempert on his public television special as he follows his Baltimore breakfast from its source to his plate. Then continue the journey by logging on to PhilsFoodSense.org, where we go deeper into the complex issues surrounding every food in Phil’s breakfast. Ask questions and learn more about food production, food safety, food sustainability, and how you can take action to create a more sustainable future.

Coffee

Celebrated with its own holidays, websites and scratch-n-sniff stamps, coffee is at turns worshiped by its addicted adherents and frowned upon by those who take a dim view of its stimulating effects. Click to see Phil follow his cup o’joe from source to coffee mug, check out nutrition information, and further explore the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Sugar

This sweet substance has the only taste humans are born craving. Once considered a luxury to European nobility, refined sugars are now present in most items found in your local grocery store yet it holds no nutritional value for the human diet. Click to see Phil follow this sweetener from cane to coffee, check out nutrition information, and further explore and discuss the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Milk

Once an unquestioned fact that milk was the perfect food for growing strong bodies and minds, there is now increased debate on the actual health benefits of this popular dairy beverage. Click to see Phil follow his coffee creamer from cow to cup, check out nutrition information, and further explore and discuss the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Orange Juice

The official State Beverage of Florida, orange juice provides scurvy-preventing vitamin C and a citrusy kick to an all-American breakfast. Click to see Phil follow his juice from tree to table, check out nutrition information, and further explore and discuss the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Bacon

No longer just for breakfast, bacon can now be found infused in whiskey cocktails, featured in gourmet chocolate bars, and even processed into bacon jam. Click to see Phil follow his versatile breakfast meat from the farm to his plate, check out its nutrition information, and further explore the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this breakfast staple.

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Eggs

The folds in the traditional white chef’s hat are said to mark the 100 different ways a master chef can cook an egg. Click to see Phil follow his preferred scrambled variety from the chicken to the kitchen, check out its nutrition information, and further explore and discuss the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Potatoes

Popular lore has declared a diet of only potatoes (and water, of course) is enough to sustain humankind indefinitely. Click to see Phil follow this mighty tuber from baby spud to diner home fries, check out its nutrition information, and further explore the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Toast

Some say the foundation of civilization as we know it today is made of wheat, a crop whose domestication allowed formerly nomadic peoples to build settled towns, cities, and empires. Click to see Phil follow the transformation of this backbone of modernity from grain into toast, check out its nutrition information, and further explore the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Strawberries

These small, juicy red morsels are the only fruit to adorn their outsides with their seeds, their many small hearts being worn on their proverbial sleeve. Click to see Phil follow his berries from the field to his fork, check out nutrition information, and further explore and discuss the issues and sustainability concerns surrounding this food staple.

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Phil's Food Sense uncovers the mysteries of the food chain that bring us a simple American breakfast from farm to table.

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