Think of food politics as an increasingly complex, layered and controversial arena where people make decisions about food production based not just on the food itself but its impact on the environment, health, the treatment of animals, working conditions and more.
Boston is my home now and that's the best justification I have for writing about the 12th season of Bravo's Top Chef, which premiered this week with Beantown as backdrop. Why else would I torture myself like this?
Colicchio's family includes a total of 12 immigrants -- eight of whom came through Ellis Island, three more who entered via New York earlier (one just four months prior to its opening), and a solitary ancestor who opted for Philadelphia.
We caught up with our favorite chefs (old and new) to find out what places they are finding particularly inspiring lately.
Most people know Tom Colicchio as the chef and owner of Craft restaurants or as the tough but lovable judge on Top Chef.
Back in 2005 when the producers of Top Chef came calling, Tom Colicchio turned them down, three times.
If food really is #trending, then we can use this as an opportunity to get serious about demanding better policies from our representatives. We can ride the momentum of the "foodie" wave and genuinely connect with the sources of our sustenance.
You read all the handouts with pictures of celebrities and society couples, the benefits and political fund-raisers (most recently one for the Clinton...
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Nestled at the bottom of page 25 of Friday's Times right below a much larger article reporting on the Clinton's Sagaponack rental ("In Hamptons Again,...
The film shows that hunger, for children and people as a whole, is a problem that America has solved in the past and can solve again if average Americans demand it. A Place at the Table shows us that it's easier than we think.
Mired in the politics of farm subsidies, food stamps, and sidelined by well-meaning charities and food pantries, a focus on the scandal of millions of working Americans who have little access to healthy food is hurt by the shame attached to hunger, and its flip side, poverty.
A Place At the Table, with talking heads ranging from Jeff Bridges to Tom Colicchio, all of them articulate and impassioned, is a film that should make you furious.
I had issues with "Top Chef" last season -- a lot of issues -- and though "Top Chef: Seattle" feels like my old favorite reality competition show again, I am still a bit wary.
I think it was Michael Pollan who once said, "Drink liquor. Far too much. Mostly absinthe."
Did you know September is Hunger Action Month? Here are a few options for you to consider if you're asking, "Where is there hunger and how can I help?"