Tag Archives: organic

Guest Blog: Holly Rust

I know Holly through the hospitality industry. She recently told me she was taking a break from that world and focusing on her writing and her blog. Until then, I had no idea she had an alter ego and co-founder … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope of Organic

There’s an interesting article in the New York Times this week. It explores how some of the big organic food companies are trying to loosen the rules on what constitutes an organic product. If they are allowed to succeed, there … Continue reading

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POWER TO THE…MOM!

The battle for good food is being fought in your grocery stores and supermarkets. And the soldiers are moms. I pick moms because they make the decisions of what to buy when feeding the family.  I know this is a … Continue reading

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Congratulations Uncommon Ground!!!

San Francisco, you are pretty cool. Nice weather, year-round farmers markets, cutting-edge culinary ideas, and awesome local cuisine. Vermont, I tip my hat to your entire state. You are a dream for localvores. But, ladies and gentlemen, Chicago has you … Continue reading

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You Have No Idea

Many critics of the organic food movement and the local food movement question if we can feed the growing world population with local, organic farms. Instead, they favor embracing science and technology to get higher and higher yields from our … Continue reading

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Endangered Food

A friend passed along a must-read article from the National Geographic about the importance and the implications of protecting different varieties of seed. It’s troubling – to say the least – to think that varieties of heirloom vegetables and grain … Continue reading

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Money and Food

It seems like a lot of articles coming across my virtual desk these days are talking about quality food and associated costs. Most of you know something about this. Taco Bell can sell a taco for 79 cents while Whole … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Chez Panisse

It seems only fitting that one of my first restaurant reviews be Chez Panisse. Its founder is Alice Waters and she is widely considered one of the pioneers of the local and organic food movement as far back as 1971. … Continue reading

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