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Ann Gentry

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Will Travel for Food

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 11:03 AM

Traveling can have its challenges, but traveling while vegan is an adventure unto itself. As a vegan or any kind-of vegetarian eater, not only do you have to plan a vacation or business trip like anyone else would, but you are also faced with the task of discovering veg-friendly eateries. Sometimes, we...

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NY Times vs. Organic Farmers -- It's the Golf Courses Stupid!

(2) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 2:20 AM

NY Times vs. Organic Farmers - It's the Golf Courses Stupid!

I'm always amused by PR efforts to demonize organic farmers. When I started Real Food Daily in 1988, there was no USDA National Organic Program. Organic farming was more of a novelty. Today organic farming...

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Thanksgiving for Seven Billion

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 11:44 AM

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to come together with family and friends and share an abundant feast. We have consensus to eat heartily and share no guilt on Thanksgiving. On the way to the table few Americans contemplate the 45 million turkeys killed, cooked and eaten on Thanksgiving....

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Last Minute Winter Squash Recipes For Holiday Cooking

(3) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 12:45 PM

When I do my own personal food shopping at my local natural foods store or farmer's market, it's inevitable that while I am in the produce section or piling sweet dumpling squashes into my shopping bags, I am often stopped my fellow shoppers with looks of bewilderment. The question most...

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8 Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

(13) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 12:44 PM

I am in the restaurant business and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year. In my first year in business, I was looking forward to a day off. My plans for a much-needed day off had nothing to do with cooking or eating or the...

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Healthy Food - Against the Law?

(128) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 4:26 PM

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It's a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.  In fact, the police are taking "heat" (pun intended) for one "crackdown" that's back in the news. The story of the "bust" itself last summer was already an...

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Foodies. Are They Better Than the Rest of Us?

(6) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 10:50 AM

As a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly points out,

It has always been crucial to the gourmet's pleasure that he/she can eat in ways the mainstream cannot afford.

For thousands of years, lording it over the "commoners" has meant gorging on a rich, animal-based diet. More recently it has meant...

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Is Our Food Getting Dumbed Down?

(5) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 6:50 PM

Autumn is here, the unfortunate sign that the last few days of tomato season are upon us. That has me wondering about something. Why, with only week's left in tomato season, do supermarkets provide mealy, flavorless tomatoes when the juicy, sweet, local variety is still in abundance? Is it because...

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Eating, an Act of Diplomacy

(3) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 12:03 PM

I run with an interesting pack of people. Contrary to people who know me through my cooking reputation and think I must only hang out with people who eat a particular way, vegan in my case, I am here to say: I break bread with all kinds of eaters. Even though,...

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