iOS app Android app

Slow Food

Minestrone, and Three Other Things That Will Save American School Lunch

Deborah Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Lehmann

It's time to bring the school lunch program back to its roots. This year's child nutrition reauthorization provides an enormous opportunity to overhaul school food and teach students healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

There's Power in a Potluck

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Sunday night, using leftover bread from Friday night's dinner, some Hudson Valley milk and cream, and two big Jersey zucchini, I baked up a savory zuc...

Meatless Monday: Labor Day Pains

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Purple mountain majesties, amber waves of grain, we've got it all, but one of America's greatest natural resources is you. Yeah, you sitting in your ...

Feeding Kids (Real) Food

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Giving our kids healthy fresh foods at school stands to set an example of how to form lasting eating habits that can truly have a positive impact on their health.

Slow Fish on Martha's Vineyard: Uh, How Does That Work, Exactly?

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Even if you only add one night of fish to your dinner repertoire each week, you're cutting down on your carbon footprint, adding beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, and casting a vote against bad beef.

From Slow Food to Slow Living: The New Green Lifestyle Trend

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

I was recently discussing what makes our personal lifestyles green, and came up with the term "Slow Living". Slow living is about living purposefully, consciously, thoughtfully.

Michael Pollan, Julie & Julia, Top Chef -- and Your Health

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

I do like to eat, but (as an uncivilized bachelor) I don't know how to cook or much care about cooking. That is, until Michael Pollan, told about the key to saving the food situation.

Are IKEA, Outlet Malls, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods Really Bargains?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anis Shivani

American consumers are being taken for a ride.

What is Work? La Dolce Vita at Dinnertime

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

By turning a chore into a focused effort of passion and intention, we can cook our way out of the week's professional frying pan and into something deliciously higher.

Pro Food: Slow Food with an Entrepreneurial Twist

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

Pro Food stands apart in its efforts to revitalize the entrepreneurial side of the American food system, with the express purpose of reestablishing the link between food and source, bringing together eaters and farmers in new, innovative ways.

The Revolution Will Not Be (Petrochemically) Fertilized

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Growing tomatoes has replaced throwing tomatoes as a form of protest; millions of Americans are looking to opt out of our toxic food chain by trying to grow some of their own food this year.

Stop Hyperliving and Start Enjoying Living

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Last week, whilst driving to my new gig at Visions Medical Center, I was traversing the Mass Pike, Route 90 West, when a State Patrolman appeared in m...

Kill Your Microwave, I Dare Ya

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jerusha Klemperer

People were so excited about ye olde heating box, they were buying cookbooks about how you could cook everything in the microwave. Ever tried to cook a chicken in a microwave? Blech.

Community Kitchens A Lot More Than Free Food

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Economists are predicting zero growth next year...if an Obama stimulus plan works! Which means community kitchens will be more important than ever for...

American Cheese Mongers: the New Curds on the Block

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

Time to show that the artisan cheese industry in the US is more than a lot of hot air from the Slow Food and sustainable agriculture movements.

My Foodie Idol Anthony Bourdain Gives My Green Foodie Idol Alice Waters the Foie Gras Bird

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Don't denigrate our Alice Waters, Tony -- she is the real thing.

The Chopsticks Diet: People Used to Just Call it "Eating"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Chopstick Diet is such an outrageous example of selling a "concept" that has been going on for thousands of years in certain parts of the world, only up until now, it was called "eating."

Slow Food, Slow Blog... Slow Sex?

Ethan Imboden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ethan Imboden

I'm suggesting that we shamelessly co-opt the Slow Food mission, bending it to the service of our more prurient predilections.

Stirring The Pot With The Women's Food Movement

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

(cross-post from La Marguerite blog) One casual comment made by a girlfriend during a recent dinner at my house, got me thinking, deep, about women, ...

Ethical Chocolate Worth Craving

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

But chocolate made with an eye to its social and environmental impact needn't taste virtuous, as Sierra Club staffers recently found out.

Sandorkraut Reports from Terra Madre

Sandor Ellix Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sandor Ellix Katz

I'm home from Turin, in northwestern Italy, where I attended Terra Madre, a 4-day gathering of farmers, fermenters, food transformers, cooks, food researchers, and writers from 154 countries.

Seasonal Cooking: Tips from a Green Chef

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Chef Karen Jurgensen learned the tools of her trade in forward-thinking restaurants and catering kitchens in the 1980s. She now advocates for local food in restaurants and teaches folks how to craft seasonal menus.

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Cash -- No Excuses

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Right now, consumers across the country are looking for ways to cut back. Luckily, some of the best ways to save money are also simple steps toward living a little greener.

Yes, We Need More Extreme Environmentalists

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

More extreme environmentalists are needed on the right, to bring about the balance that you, I, our whole planet need

Complicated Times and the Beauty of Simplicity: A Week with David Tanis

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

Every year around this time, my partner and I pack up the car with too many books, cooking tools, and our very large dog, and we head north to centra...