Destroying Rainforests for Processed Food: Another Reason to Eat Local

We all know there are many reasons why one should choose to eat as locally as possible, but I bet many people probably aren’t aware of this one: the fact that rainforests are being destroyed to make processed food. Palm oil is a common ingredient in General Mills brands and products, from Betty Crocker and […]

Obama Administration Details Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Today, the Obama Administration released details of an over $400 million Healthy Food Financing Initiative included in President Obama’s 2011 budget proposal, which hopes to bring grocery stores and other healthy food retailers to underserved urban and rural communities across America. The initiative was announced by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. […]

Fat School (or What Have I Done?)

Most of my religious readers know that I am getting married this year. What they may not know is that I am getting married on the beach in Mexico, which means that I have to look good in not only a wedding dress on my wedding day, but also in a swimsuit for the rest […]

Good Gardening, Good Food

It doesn’t get more local than growing the food you consume in your own backyard. And to that end, I am excited to announce that Slow Food St. Louis, in conjunction with Schlafly Bottleworks and Brick City Gardens, have launched their “Good Gardening, Good Food” program — a series of workshops and films focused on […]

Top Chef Masters: Wylie is Back!

Set your DVRs, folks … Top Chef Masters is back! The second season premieres April 7th at 11 pm EST (before moving to its regular slot at 10 pm EST on April 14th). Who’s in this year? Los Angeles chef Govind Armstrong and New York’s David Burke are among the 22 chefs set to compete. […]

The Week Of Eating In

I recently signed up for HuffPost Green and HuffPost Eyes&Ears;’ “The Week Of Eating In,” a “week-long experiment in cooking your own food” inspired by Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In. From February 22nd to 28th, I have pledged to make all meals during this week at home. According to HuffPost, “anyone […]