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Q&A With Joe Conway, Author of Get Back Stay Back: 2nd Generation Back-to-the-Landers in Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

These newcomers face impossibly-priced agricultural land and extreme weather, but with these challenges also comes something the first generation of back-to-the-landers did not have.

Brooklynization of the Berkshires

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Cultural places in the Berkshires like Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the Williamstown Theater Festival have traditionally stolen the headlines as the stars of this picturesque region, but the locavore food and drink movement is shifting the spotlight.

Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.02.2014 | Food
Tom Conrad

A New Record Debuts as a Bottle of Beer It's an alt-beer. It's an indie rock album. It's a daring pairing. When they decided to deliver a new album...

Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.08.2014 | Food
Tom Conrad

When they decided to deliver a new album on a bottle of beer, Telegraph Brewing Company and the indie group, Buellton, gave new meaning to one-stop shopping. The world of beer and music is the better for it.

Down & Dirty with the Arugula

Anndee Hochman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Anndee Hochman

Sometimes, the land -- even my own modest garden -- feels like foreign territory, the language of seeds a code I never learned to crack.

Beer Tour Alert: 9 Craft Beer Hotspots in Munich to Visit on Your Beer Trip to Germany

Tom Conrad | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Tom Conrad

For beer-lovers across the world, true north is Germany, the global home of beer and brewing greatness. And within Germany, Munich is widely regarded as Beer Central.

Beer Tour Alert: The 5 Best Brewing Hotspots in Bavaria for Your Craft Beer Trip (No, They're Not in Munich)

Tom Conrad | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Tom Conrad

Germany has an immense variety of exceptional beers. Even many of the country's everyday brews are amazingly good. But not every beer can be excellent, even in the land where beer is legend.

Who Are These Ladies And How Are They Rocking the World Of German Craft Beer?

Tom Conrad | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste
Tom Conrad

Their craft beers are as un-girly as you can imagine.

Meet Germany's Beer-Brewing Nun, Sister Doris

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste
Tom Conrad

It's hard not to be smitten with Sister Doris. But, hey, she's a nun, so don't fall too hard. Lavish your affection on her beer instead.

This Living Salad Redefines Farm-To-Table

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.15.2014 | Taste

It's not as scary as it sounds.

Can German Beer Get Any Better? Craft Brewing Spreads to the World's Mecca of Beer

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.14.2014 | Food
Tom Conrad

It was only a matter of time. The viral spread of craft beer has made it to Germany, the country whose beer is so good nobody thought it could get any better.

6 More Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part II)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.

These Hawaiian Popsicles Are Unlike Anything You've Ever Had

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.18.2014 | Taste

Butter mochi? Yes, please.

"What's Local?"

Leo Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | Food
Leo Brown

Are you navigating other restrictions and allergies? Local is still a good place to start. It opens the conversation. We are all local; we all understand local. It's a fair question.

I'm With Stupid: Pity the Poor, Misunderstood Loquaciavore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You've heard the word "locavore," right? A locavore is defined as "one who eats food grown locally as much as possible." Well, I would consider myself a "loquaciavore," which, of course, is defined as "one who talks to anyone in one's locality as much as possible."

New Restaurant Takes 'Local' Food To The Ultimate Extreme

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The local food movement has taken the restaurant industry by storm. Menus featuring local cuisine have gone from special, to trendy to commonplace. Th...

Great Dining in Amsterdam: Nouveau, But Not So Rough

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A loose movement called Nouveau Rough (the opposite of nouveau riche) is afoot in The Netherlands: younger chefs with rigorous training who eschew the frills of fancy-restaurant protocol and décor. Sounds a little Brooklyny, doesn't it?

Cochon Island: Pork Party on the Big Island

Gwen Edwards | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Chatter at open air cocktail tables ensued among the varied crowd. From pig farmers to ice cream makers, and editors to visitors from Japan, guests imbibed at a "perfect" Manhattan station, a whiskey sour station, and a chupito bar (small sips of tequila).

Root to Stem -- How Changing the Way We Think About Food Can Reduce Waste

Anthony Fassio | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York
Anthony Fassio

It is widely stated that an estimated 40 percent of food produced in the United States goes to waste. One major step that each of us can take to help reduce food waste is to shorten the supply chain from the producer to your table.

Budapest - Ready for Its Close-up

Curtis Ellis | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

Its river has inspired composers, guarded empires and nurtured a culture of romantics, revolutionaries and refinement. And now, Budapest now finds itself an object of fascination for the mightiest power in history -- Hollywood.

Grilled Rotisserie Lamb With Harissa and Herbs

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.09.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The Accidental Locavore's Internet friend Jeff Parker posted this great sounding lamb recipe a few months ago. Months of bad weather and strange weekend plans kept this from happening until this past weekend, when finally, lamb met rotisserie and, boy, was it good!

From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...

Ed Koch's First Chef

Rozanne Gold | Posted 04.10.2013 | Food
Rozanne Gold

When I was 24 years old, I moved into Gracie Mansion to live with Ed Koch. The year was 1977 and my boss-to-be had just become the Mayor of New York City

Popular Sustainable Deli Abruptly Closes Its Doors

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

City Provisions, the North Side Chicago delicatessen dedicated to serving and selling sustainable, locally-made foods, abruptly closed its doors Monda...

Farm to Fork Across America: Soulful in Seattle

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

On this list was world-renowned chef Jerry Traunfeld, formerly of The Herbfarm just outside of Seattle. The venue was a converted cottage seating just 32, literally the nucleus of an herb farm on 17 acres near the Cascade mountain range.