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Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

Flexible Cuisine With Elena Brower

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Recently, after a trip from a New York City Persian restaurant Elena realized she had she could use to make a delicious and healthy meal for four.

A Pasta Story

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Heirloom grains grown through biodynamic farming creates a pasta that is delicious and nutritious

The Yoga of Ecology at Bluestone Farm (PHOTOS)

Chris Fici | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.

Down on the Wine Farm

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

So the next time you raise a glass of something very aromatic, very elegant and very expensive, remember to toast the folks driving the tractors. Toast their colleagues who dig dirt and shovel dung. All of that, plus sweat and passion, ended up in your glass.

Taking the Mask Off of Wine: How Wine Follows the Lead of Cuisine

Brad Haskel | Posted 01.09.2013 | Food
Brad Haskel

Ask any winemaker what they need to make good wine and they will tell you there are three answers; good grapes, good grapes, and good grapes. When you have a unique wine, from a unique place it would seem intuitive to show off the great grapes; with very little camouflage.

Changing the World -- One Foodie at a Time

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.03.2011 | Food
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!

The Biodynamic Wine Experience at Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marie Elena Martinez

Organics are simple enough -- growing produce with natural fertilizers and non-chemical pest control -- but biodynamics? Exactly. Biodynamic farming leaves the smallest carbon footprint of any agricultural method. Natch.

Great Wines for Beyond Earth Day

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Every day should be Earth Day. And you can add drinking certain wine to your do-gooder checklist.

Water: The Lifeblood in the Body of a Biodynamic Winery

Mike Benziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Benziger

When we started farming Benziger's vineyard in 1980, we did it with machines and pesticides. But when we later switched to Biodynamic, the results were miraculous: the birds and the bees returned. We let nature back in.

How To Go To a Wine Store

Adam Morganstern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Adam Morganstern

The wine store is there to impress you, not the other way around. You're not supposed to know all the different wines. They are. Great bottles exist at every price range for all occasions.

Slow Food Chicago's Farm-to-Table Kickoff at Carnivale

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Newly minted community gardens. Farmers' markets reopening throughout the city. Small backyard gardens. That distinct smell you can only get from tou...

Organic Wine: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Brad Haskel

Organic wines, Biodynamic wines, and Natural wines hold the interest of both the public and the industry to be in better harmony with the land and make a healthier product.

Tea, Green: Five Experts Serve Up Their Favorite Eco-Friendly Brews

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

The tea industry has an ugly history of deforesting, damaging biodiversity, and using pesticides. To promote more enlightened sipping, we asked five experts to name their preferred brew.

Food Beware: How Non-Organic Food Will Kill You

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Louise McCready Hart

While Food, Inc. uncovered the horrors of the industrial food system, Food Beware links pesticides and herbicides with cancer and other health problems.

Life Cycle: Green Wine

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

It's all about how far your wine has been shipped, and the materials used to package it. Aluminum screw-tops are more likely to be recycled than natural corks, and they prevent wines from going bad.

Kefir Madness

Anthony Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anthony Anderson

I bought some kefir grains at the co-op in Minneapolis. A grass-fed, goat kefir from Northern California. It was cold and I took some sips. Wow

Who Wants (Organic) Wine?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Since more and more people are eating organic food, it's only natural they would also want to explore organic wine.