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Posts in category “Food”

The Tocquevillian Farmer’s Market

Civil society can be rebuilt around food, and family, and friends.

Posted August 9th, 2014

On Eating Virtuously

In her essay on the paleo diet in the latest New Yorker, Elizabeth …

Posted July 26th, 2014

Second-Career Farms: the Future of Agriculture?

Decentralized agrarianism faces the challenges of modern farming.

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Want to Cook Local? There’s An App For That

A lot of Americans are beginning to express interest in the idea …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

What’s Your Local Food Culture?

Simon Preston noticed that most areas of Britain don’t have a vibrant …

Posted June 28th, 2014

Are Food Trucks Good for Community?

Alexandria’s Old Town gets a taste of petrol-powered gastronomy.

Posted May 21st, 2014

The Importance of the Table

What are mealtimes for? A Pacific Standard article looks at the American family’s return …

Posted May 10th, 2014

Man Cannot Live on Soylent Alone

Nutrition is the lesser half of food.

Posted April 30th, 2014

Why Do Americans Drink Coffee?

The way you drink, where you drink, how you drink—all becomes part of your persona.

Posted March 27th, 2014

Why Farmers Can’t Eat Their Own Kale

In November, I wrote a piece about modern farmers’ struggle to keep …

Posted January 11th, 2014

The 5 Best Food Blogs to Follow in 2014

Julia Child offers this advice in her book My Life in France: “Learn …

Posted January 2nd, 2014

So You Want to Be A Chicken Farmer?

Forrest Pritchard writes humorously and truthfully at Smith Meadows about the real-life …

Posted December 28th, 2013

Considering Pumpkin Spice and Seasonal Synesthesia

Most people associate the fall season with flavors, smells, and colors: apple …

Posted September 28th, 2013

A Vintage Coping: How Wine Fosters Hope in War

When reading about war zones, it is easy to envision an endless …

Posted August 24th, 2013

Five Unusual Manifestations of Narrative Form

New Yorker blogger Bee Wilson explored the narrative form in recipes on …

Posted August 3rd, 2013

Can a “Meat Cleaver” Break the Federal Government’s Bad Habits?

Marvin Horne, a raisin farmer, officially owes the government “at least $650,000 …

Posted July 13th, 2013

The Locavore Exodus

New York chefs are staging a mass exodus, according to an Atlantic …

Posted July 11th, 2013