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Life in the Slow Food Lane

Neil Zevnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

Officially begun in Italy in the 1980s as a response to "fast food" and its incursions into regional cuisine and identity, this way of looking at the world through food is much more than just a rejection of industrial food constructs -- it is a philosophy and a lifestyle.

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

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.02.2014 | Home
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 09.07.2014 | Home
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.

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.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Family Style

Sarah Archer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Taste
Sarah Archer

This is what curators like to call "social practice" art -- that is, people doing everyday things in collaboration with an art gallery or museum.

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.

Dan Barber's The Third Plate Shows Farm-to-Table Is Not Enough

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Just as is true with the local food movement, with farm-to-table dining -- call it what you will -- each little step in the right direction makes a difference, and those little steps taken together form the first leg of the journey toward a better cuisine, healthier, happier eaters, and a truly sustainable food system.

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.

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

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
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.

Earth Day: Promoting Urban Revitalization and Green Cities

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

April 22nd is Earth Day -- an annual celebration of the planet's biodiversity and an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world...

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

Young Farmers Conference a Cornucopia of News and Views

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Home
Corinna Clendenen

The face of farming is changing, both in the profiles of new farmers and in their perceived image. With rising social stature, some say the celebrity farmer will soon outshine the celebrity chef.

Back to the Roots: Nikhil and Alejandro Perfect a Niche to Spread Their Fungus

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez of Back to the Roots have done just that -- twice. They perfected the art of mini mushroom farming, and then applied their technique to aquaponics.

The Blessing of Blessing

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Whether or not you choose to pray before meals, or faith is central to your life, or you believe in God, I encourage you to take the time to pause, even for just a moment, to recognize the good fortune that you do have in this world.

Meatless Monday: Hey, Thanks (I'm Talking to YOU)

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Lose the feeding frenzy aspect (please), and Thanksgiving is about creating celebration, togetherness, a sense that everything's going to be all right.

We Don't Have to Look Far for "Local First" Grinds

Vinnie Recinto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Vinnie Recinto

In September of 2013, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'iwas the site for a pāʻina, a gathering, hosted by Huffington Post and Civil Beat announcing...

Harvest Bounty at the Union Square Market -- Orange is the New Green

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Corinna Clendenen

The bounty before the breach, the treasure trove of the dirt farmer, the end-of-season Union Square greenmarket. An eager gatherer, I approach the market with two empty canvas bags and a pocket full of cash.

Hanna Ranch Feeds Our Soul

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Hanna Ranch is the story of one Colorado cattle rancher and the land that he loves, beautifully played out in director/producer Mitch Dickman's expressive film. Superhero of the prairie, Kirk Hanna is in the struggle of and for his life, as he fights for his land and lifestyle.

The Slow Travel Movement

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Slow travel is the deliberate deceleration of a journey so that the small looms large, the particle becomes profound, and the blood races with the adventure and discovery of the Amazon in every dewdrop, the Everest in every trail stone, the Redwoods in every swath of grass, and the galaxy within every snowflake.

The 5 Best One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

My favorite weeknight vegetarian dinners that take little more to make than a stock pot and a ladle.

Why It's Time to DIY Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Slow Health takes just a bit more mindfulness and thought. But a little dose of that every day can help us move the needle on our own health, and because health is social, the health of our loved ones and community.

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.

Slow Food: The Movie

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization.