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Omnivores Dilemma

WATCH: The Best Food Job Ever?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Food
Daniel Klein

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce that the Perennial Plate has a new gig...the world!

For Independence Day and the Summer Holiday, Take Along Some Great Reading on Health, Medicine and Science

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As you declare your independence this week and we splash the skies with patriotic fireworks and stirring music, don't forget to stash some great summer reads in your tote for that annual retreat to the mountains or shore.

Natalie Coughlin, Gold Medal... Farmer?

Sierra | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports
Sierra

Swimmer Natalie Coughlin, 29, was the most decorated female athlete at both the 2004 Athens and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Besides swimming, Coughlin's passions include food, gardening, and the five chickens she keeps in her backyard in Lafayette, California.

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

"Food Rules": A Completely Different Way To Fix The Health Care Crisis

Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Michael Pollan

I set out to collect and formulate some straightforward, memorable, everyday rules for eating, a set of personal policies that would, taken together or even separately, nudge people onto a healthier and happier path.

Making a Case for Why Grass-Fed Meat Is Better (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet farmer Ingimundur and Ulla Kjarval of Spring Lake Farm. To them, grass-fed meat has a beefy, distinctive taste to it -- a taste they are sure New York diners and chefs will want to seek out.

Weekly Mulch: Would You Eat Bugs to Fight Climate Change?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Maybe it's time for environmentalists prioritize do-it-yourself climate fixes instead of looking to politic...

Meat Or No Meat: Tell Us What You Think And Why

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

There are books on both sides of the issue, but we would like to see point and counterpoint side by side. We would also like to debunk some myths.

Father's Day Gifts: The Best Barbecue and Food Books for Dad

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

"Give a man a chicken and he will turn it into a black lump. Teach a man to grill a chicken and he will gloat all night." Meathead Dad's chicken look...

Best Books Of The Decade: The Boston Globe Weighs In

Boston Globe | Nicole Lamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter did not make my list. There. I said it. I read every last one of the wizard's adventures, I swear, but now the whole experience is kind o...

Michael Pollan's 'Food Rules': Tips For Eating Healthily (VIDEO

abcnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Pollan, author of the popular "Omnivore's Dilemma" and more recently "In Defense of Food," has a new handbook out, "Food Rules," which is full...

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Eating Animals: Why Eating Matters

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

If ever there was a book that could profoundly affect our lives at the most fundamental level, this one is it.

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan

Natalie Portman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Natalie Portman

Jonathan Safran Foer's book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.

Books That Can Help Our Children Find a Path Through a Scary World (And Maybe Make Things a Little Better)

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

Wherever your children are first exposed to the messy facts of our world, there will inevitably be questions about it. Luckily, young adult versions of informative books are here to help.

I Was a Victim of the Peanut Butter Recall

Scott Dodd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Dodd

I can't say that I was in the dark when I bought my honey-roasted peanut butter last week, but like so many people, I had the impression that someone was looking out for me.

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, ...