Category Archives: cooking

Lessons For My Unborn Son on Food

As I’ve mentioned more times than people probably care, I’m expecting a baby in June. Considering the impending change in my life, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we’ll raise our kid and what we’ll teach him. … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Politics

“The personal is political” is originally from feminism, but applies to a variety of other issues, including the sustainable food movement. I don’t believe that “conscious consumerism” can fix the world. But I do believe that every action we take … Continue reading

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Culture Shock: What I’ve Learned About Sustainable Food from the Hunger Games

On brutal winter days like yesterday – 10 degrees! – there’s nothing I’d rather do than get a hot drink and read. Or to quote C.S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough, or a book long … Continue reading

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Build Me Up Butternut

Going to the farmers’ market in the winter can be a bit of a bore. In the summer, every trip is new, as you wonder what the sellers might be carrying this week. But once the fall harvest passes, most … Continue reading

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It’s a Pierogi!

To me, any sustainable, vibrant food culture has traditions. Whether those traditions are on the religious, national, or household level, passing on beloved recipes is an important part of building an understanding of food as something to be respected. Food … Continue reading

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