Essentially everyone I know has worked as a barista, including myself. So I understand that the barista is the unsung hero of the service industry. What I have issue grasping is why people insist on treating the slingers of their drug of choice so poorly.
What is worrisome is these commercials are the only glimpse into farming that millions of people will ever see. A generation that's been raised on artificial ingredients is now being fed a diet of farming fiction.
Urging women to adopt a healthy, humane vegan diet in order to lose weight isn't "fat shaming" any more than urging people with heart disease to eat better is "clogged-artery shaming." The use of the word "shaming" is a sham.
For too many people, the issue of hunger is important but they do nothing about it because it seems too large or complex. As usual, Mandela had a way of conceptualizing this issue in simple terms with a moral imperative that would be hard for anyone to ignore.
Home cooks can become better cooks by taking a few kitchen tips from the big leagues.
There are few treats that are more delicious than a freshly fried donut.
Can't get wine shipped to your house? Blame it on Prohibition. Can't buy wine on Sunday? Another legacy of Prohibition.
The two day event hosted by The Monterey Bay Aquarium at The Carmel Valley Ranch engaged 20 individuals in an experiential meeting about ways in which chefs can influence positive change when it comes to issues related to the sustainability of our oceans and fisheries.
Costco just rocks. As Kmart, Target, and Walmart made news last week for announcing they'd kick off the holiday shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving Day, Costco stood apart. This got us thinking about all of the other things we love about the Seattle-based members-only warehouse club.
These recipes are more fascinating for their rigor, and how they are distinguished from so much that passes for sleight-of-hand cookery these days.
"Recipes do not make food taste good, people do." Judy Rodgers wrote that line in the most important 20 pages written in an American cookbook that I am aware of to date.
That large corporate interests lobby our lawmakers to legislate (or not legislate) in their favor is nothing new. But the Sunlight report shines a light on a dark corner of the workings of the Big Food lobby that -- in part thanks to the complicated FOIA process -- we rarely get to see.
All our lives, we've been hearing the same old sayings: Don't judge a book by its cover. It's what's on the inside that counts. All very true, of course -- even when it comes to food.
Luckily, there are strategies for surviving double holiday syndrome.
These days I like it so much, it doesn't have to be Christmas to keep it around.
Like millions of parents and activists who oppose genetically modified food, I feel that the stakes are very high in this battle the safety of our world's food supply. If we are to win it, we are going to have to fight tougher. And smarter.
Districts are still unconscionably underfunded when it comes to school food, and Big Food still plays too large of a lobbying role in shaping what appears on kids' trays.