PolyCultures: Food Where We Live

Looking for something to do this Sunday? I’ll be attending the screening of “PolyCultures: Food Where We Live” at Washington University at 7:30pm with Slow Food St. Louis. Tom Kondilas and David Pearl from Less Productions have produced a great documentary called “PolyCultures: Food Where We Live,” which looks at sustainable and local food in {read more}

Takin’ A Peek At EarthDance FARMS

EarthDance FARMS, a unique social enterprise model, bringing the synergy of local activists, artists, business owners, dancers, educators, event planners, farm apprentices, local residents, organization leaders, musicians, and youth together to create a fully sustaining community farm, now has its own video channel on YouTube: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqI0UZiRldQ] Check out my friend Molly in the video above {read more}

Renewed Pressure to End the Ban on Chinese Chicken

From the Food Team at Food & Water Watch: The saga of importing Chinese chicken continues. Before heading home for August recess, the Senate passed a bill that opens the door for the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) to start allowing imports of Chinese chicken. Big meat companies have gone into overdrive to try {read more}

Mmmmooooo … Grassfed Beef!

Join me at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave, 63143) for tonight’s installment of the SLOWednesday series, hosted by Schlafly and Slow Food St. Louis. The good folks from Missouri Grass Fed Beef will be joining us to talk about their operation: Clean, pure, natural and treated humanely and with respect. Just east of Salem in {read more}

Food Network Humor …

… is my new favorite website! According to their “About This Site” page, the site was “launched in January 2009 as a place for us to satirize and parody the Food Network hosts and shows. Let’s face it: sometimes, the Food Network chefs need to be brought back down to Earth. Sandra Lee’s Kwanzaa cake? {read more}

National Farmers’ Market Week: How Will You Celebrate?

This week, August 2nd through 8th, 2009, marks National Farmers’ Market Week, a week that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated to encourage consumers to visit their local farmers’ market. His official proclamation states: WHEREAS farmers markets are important nationwide outlets for agricultural producers, providing them with {read more}

Offshore Aquaculture is Not Fishing

From the Fish Team at Food & Water Watch: People across the nation, and especially in the Gulf of Mexico, have told decision-makers to slow down on ocean fish farming, but one regional fishery management council and a federal agency—the very one tasked with protecting and managing ocean resources for the benefit of US citizens—have {read more}

What Would Brian Boitano Make?

No, this wasn’t a question posed before the “Stars on Ice” potluck … it’s the title of a new show on the Food Network. Seriously. I immediately dismissed the show, but then I took a second to check out the show’s homepage on the Food Network site … and saw the video of Brian making {read more}

Cooking As A Spectator Sport

“The Food Network draws more viewers than any of the cable TV news channels, but people are actually cooking less than ever. Michael Pollan’s recent cover story in The New York Times Magazine explores America’s obsession with cooking as a spectator sport—and why the rise of cooking shows has coincided with the rise of fast {read more}