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A Future for School Gardens

Zester Daily | Posted 01.12.2013 | Home
Zester Daily

Kimbal Musk has an audacious plan to destroy America's appetite for junk food. His big idea? Plastic.

Meatless Monday: GMOs -- A Frankenstein for Our Time

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Meanwhile, eat defensively. Connect with organic produce, connect with whole food. Doing so connects us with our own humanity -- the magical spark Frankenstein and his monster dearly needed. We need it, too.

Celeb Chefs Come Out In Favor Of GMO Labels

Posted 10.22.2012 | Home

California's GMO labeling ballot initiative Proposition 37 has already attracted lots of emphatic support and dissent from a host of voices, from Mich...

For Your Bucket List: Shaved Fennel Salad

Laura Kumin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

If you've never tasted fennel, put it on your bucket list. What is fennel? A perennial vegetable, fennel is a member of the carrot family, along with anise, dill, parsley, caraway and coriander.

Meatless Monday: What's For School Lunch?

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

I remember school cafeteria food -- with a certain amount of horror -- but not actually eating it. What I remember was our lunch lady cashier, who was huge and mustached and who scared the bejesus out of me. Once, as I paid for lunch, I dropped a coin into my spaghetti.

What San Francisco Dining Has That New York Doesn't

Zester Daily | Posted 11.19.2012 | San Francisco
Zester Daily

In food circles, it seems that New York often gets the lion's share of credit for starting trends. In reality, most food trends start on the West Coast. Here are the best of what San Francisco has to offer. For my money, there's no better food city in the world.

FOOD PORN: From Farm To Table With Chef Alice Waters

Vanity Fair | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
Vanity Fair

Alice Waters, a founder of America's farm-to-table movement, gives us a peek into her daily culinary life, sharing shots of fresh fish from her trip to Morocco, colorful Indigo Rose tomatoes, and a Bastille Day display at Chez Panisse that looks entirely like a Renaissance-era painting.

Lemons Are My Passion, and Our Trees Are in Peril!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When I first moved to California, I marveled at the fact that I had a lemon tree in my backyard. As a sometime chef, I consider lemons the prime secret ingredient making most dishes sing-and-zing with flavor.

Is the Paradigm Shifting? Food Revolution and Eco-Minded Vehicles

Adrian Grenier | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Adrian Grenier

2012-08-03-Screenshot20120803at11.37.32AM.jpgWe're training our camera on 10 people who are changing the way we live today.

Chefs Love Democrats: The Top 15 Chef Political Donations

The Braiser | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
The Braiser

How do celebrity chefs support political candidates? With fancy dinners? With non-connected joint expenditure committees? With hundred dollar bills baked into pies?

Robin Wilkey

Cafe Fanny Controversy: Did Alice Waters Lie To Employees About Severance? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.22.2012 | San Francisco

On March 9, Cafe Fanny, the extremely popular Berkeley bistro run by celebrity restaurateur Alice Waters, unexpectedly closed its doors. As with m...

WATCH: Member Of The Chez Panisse Empire Closes After 28 Years

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco

Friday was a sad day in Berkeley when, after 28 years, Alice Waters' Cafe Fanny permanently closed its doors. According Inside Scoop, the restaurant w...

PHOTOS: Signature Dishes From America's Greatest Chefs

Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

Every year since 1991, the James Beard Foundation picks one chef, out of all the hundreds of thousands in America, to be its Outstanding Chef of the Y...

Pollan Bashes Country's Top Restaurant, Praises Chipotle

Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

For the most part, sustainable food guru Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma etc., makes pronouncements on the broadest contours of the food ...

A Valentine's Tribute To The Chefs We Love

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Chefs We Love is a Valentine's Day tribute to those who have done great work in the culinary world -- to those who inspire us to not only eat well, bu...

Why We Love The Mother Of The Organic Food Movement

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Chefs We Love is a Valentine's Day tribute to those who have done great work in the culinary world -- to those who inspire us to not only eat well, bu...

Allegra McEvedy's Bought, Borrowed & Stolen

Regina Varolli | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Regina Varolli

Chef Allegra McEvedy loves her knives, all 100 of them, each with a story to tell. Though it's hard to say what she likes more: her vast collection of knives or her world travels on which she collects these specimens of international chefdom.

And The Winners Are...

Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

On Friday night, the winners of the second annual Good Food Awards were announced. The awards highlight artisan producers from across the country. The...

Robin Wilkey

The Tables Have Turned: Inside San Francisco's New Food Movement | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In 2005, a frustrated chef, Oakland's Daniel Patterson, wrote an article for The New York Times. The piece was a risky, exasperated c...

Tackling Hunger: Here's Hoping This Nonprofit Goes Out of Business

Robert Egger | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Robert Egger

Campus Kitchens is based on a very simple idea: that you can take existing resources (food, people, facilities) and re-organize them to feed more people for less money... while also training men and women for culinary jobs.

Meatless Monday: Food Day October 24 -- Countdown To Eating Real

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You can help meet every one of Food Day's goals with one single choice -- eat less meat. Jobs, health, education, the environment and ethics all converge at the end of our forks.

WATCH: 'Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe'

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

Back in 1978, Herzog challenged a then-unknown Errol Morris to make his feature documentary, "Gates of Heaven," promising Morris that he would eat his...

Changing the World -- One Foodie at a Time

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

The world may be going through a rough financial time, but if we all pull together, we can still find ways to cooperate and enjoy the most basic of human joys, the joy of taste!

Sustainable Food Comes of Age

Tensie Whelan | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Tensie Whelan

It's hard to pinpoint an exact definition or an exact beginning of the sustainable food movement. No doubt human beings everywhere have always sought...

Sasha Bronner

Why LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Wakes Up At 2:45AM | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LAUSD superintendent Dr. John Deasy does not believe in wasting time. He talks fast, sleeps little–-four hours a night-–and is in the news often f...