The Return of Food in the News

Big Pork vs. Little Lactavist I found this on Metafilter yesterday: The National Pork Board, in their infinite compassion and sense of moral clarity, sent a threatening legal letter to a central Ohio mom (and author of The Lactavist Blog) who had produced a clever t-shirt with the slogan, “The Other White Milk” and was […]

Book Review: Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook

Fuchsia Dunlop opens her second Chinese cookbook with words of wisdom from Chairman Mao: “You can’t be a revolutionary if you don’t eat chilies.” Perhaps the most famous son of Hunan province, Mao Zedong, provides one of the hooks that draws the reader and cook into Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook; the other is provided by the […]

The Locavore’s Bookshelf: Pasture Perfect

Jo Robinson is the driving force behind the website, a clearinghouse for information on the health benefits of pasture-based farming which includes a comprehensive, state-by-state directory of sources for pasture-raised meats, eggs and dairy products. For those who are not net saavy, she also happened to write this concise book, Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching […]

Book Review: Gastronaut

I know that by now, people are starting to wonder why I keep doing all of these book reviews. Am I catching up on my reading? Well, sort of. Have I given up on cooking? Not a chance, though cooking has been a challenge of late, and when I have cooked, it has all tended […]

Book Review: The Food Substitution Bible

Reviewing books is a passion of mine; reviewing cookbooks and books about food are a particular obsession. This is in large part, because I like to read, write and cook, so three of my favorite activities come together in a delicious synergy. Though, I have to admit, that generally, I like to read cookbooks or […]

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