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Alice Waters has a wise refrain, “Cook simply, engaging all your senses.” For home cooks bombarded with gadgets, long ingredient lists, and duties far beyond the kitchen, this is hard advice to heed. 268 more words

10 Best School Lunches in America (Slideshow)

A bow to the hardworking people working on school lunch programs across America that made this top 10: Chef Ann Cooper, Alice Waters/Edible Schoolyard Project,and my pal Donna Cavato (along with April Neujean!) who fought mightily to create the New Orleans version right after Katrina, and the many other unsung heroes working to reconfigure this beast in systems large and small, public and private. 10 more words

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Sustainable Food Awareness Projects you’ll want to know more of

Part of the problem of an unsustainable food system is the lack of awareness of the average consumer. Much of this doesn’t necessarily results as a lack of interest; I believe that as consumers we have a natural curiosity, even if it is unconscious, regarding the food that we ingest every single day. 1,186 more words

Sustainable Solutions

Finally... sensible recipe books for somebody like me!

I confess, I have loads of recipe books.  The fashionable (seen on the coffee tables of foodie friends) which contain recipes which take an age to make, let alone to find the ingredients.   169 more words


San Francisco Snapshots

I’m just getting around to posting these pix.

I was on vacation in January and the early part of February, during which I visited B’s parents in Austin, TX, and spent a week with B in the City by the Bay. 64 more words


Greenness, Health, And Vigor


Healthy soul food? Yep! it seems to be so, straight from Alice Waters and alumni chefs from Chez Panisse.  Mediterranean food has never looked as good as it does in the soon to be released cookbook Verdure(March 25, 2014) which will feature ninety-two local, seasonal, organic and sustainable recipes. 174 more words

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Edible Education 101 - Free Course - UC Berkley


This is unprecedented. When I stumble on these things I dearly wish I could pour a full 12 hours of my life into this. UC Berkeley holds some of the most respected names in both academia and global sustainability work and who doesn’t want to go back to school for an hour? 45 more words