Tag: Michael Pollan

A Polyface Experience

| May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Two Saturdays ago, I took a trip to Polyface Farms, the iconic biodynamic 550 acre farm outside of Staunton, VA made famous by Michael Pollan in his Omnivoire’s Dilemma for its farming practicies (mimic nature, environmentally friendly, respect for animals, etc).  It felt appropriate to pay homage to this book and welcome the changing seasons […]

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Calling (Meat) Eaters: Vegan Ma Po Tofu

| April 5, 2012 | 13 Comments

Have you heard of the New York Times contest? This contest challenges people to submit essays arguing why it is ethical to eat meat – and the winner gets published. What I find fascinating are the discussions surrounding this – I admit, I am one that loves to read comments. I like reading what people […]

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Excess and Balance: Sweet Potato Naan

| March 15, 2012 | 8 Comments

I am so un-sexy. I went to Vegas this weekend for the first time. I’ve never really been the “Vegas”-type, so figured a mini-reunion with two dear college friends would be the perfect excuse to get there. I had to first ask, what do people in Vegas wear? Well, it quickly became evident that the […]

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How Do You Put It All Back? TidBit of the Day

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hurricane Irene has certainly shown her ferocity throughout the East Coast. There are still towns and cities under water, with bridges and roads wiped out. Now comes the slow process of rebuilding, one with which Joan Gussow is  familiar. Who is Joan Gussow (forgive the terrible photos from that post – that was one of […]

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Food for the Long Haul: Melissa@Market

| May 3, 2011 | 10 Comments

Like most Americans, I was once a sprinter. I like things done fast for an immediate result. I mean this both literally and metaphorically. As I’ve matured, I’ve found that I’ve evolved in both domains. Running-wise, once a short sprinter in my youth, this weekend I completed my ninth half-marathon. Quick and immediate have been […]

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Food histories, philosophies and complexities

| February 15, 2011 | 7 Comments

Has healthy eating today become synonymous with reading Michael Pollan books, being a vegan or paying a lot for “organic” food? The answer to this is complex. There is much to be said of popular journalists like Pollan whose work has reached many in the U.S. who otherwise may not have become conscientious about the […]

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Frank Food: Dal for the Ages

| January 3, 2011 | 37 Comments

Welcome, 2011! Can you believe it? I can’t. Over the last several years, the issue of what is real, authentic food has surfaced, oftentimes loudly with great passion on all sides. I loved the discussion y’all brought on about my post about being a snob and eating organically. It definitely isn’t easy, and sometimes, just […]

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| September 10, 2010 | 13 Comments

We are excited to introduce our newest guest, Leva, who hails from the Land Down Under (Melbourne, Australia). We might even be able to convince her to become a regular contributor! Leva is a nutritionist. She’s also kind of vegetarian. Kind of, in that on the day she decided to become vegetarian she ate a huge […]

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To Be, Or Not To Be…Preservative Free?

| February 22, 2010 | 9 Comments

How is it that my very popular brand of organic soft wheat sandwich bread can sit at room temperature for so long before expiring into a dark green, fuzzy mass of mold? One major part of the processed food supply (for both industrialized organic and conventional food) chain includes something most of us are familiar […]

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Hungry for Spare Change?

| November 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

There have been many recent wonderful programs and initiatives to change the way they eat. But often, those who are from the underrepresented communities – minorities and the poor – do not have a voice in these arenas. Yet these are the very communities that have limited access, availability or awareness of the industrial food […]

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