Author name: Beth Bader

Beth Bader is co-author of the book, The Cleaner Plate Club. She is a passionate "Local Food" advocate and an author for the Eat Local Challenge. She loves creating healthy, family-friendly, seasonal foods, family dinners, cooking for friends, and cooking with her child. You can her at The Expatriate's Kitchen.

The Low Carbon Holiday Menu Part 1: Midwest

Giving Mother Earth a Gift This Holiday Season by Cooking Green. Can a winterโ€™s holiday feast be local and sustainable? It doesnโ€™t seem such an easy task, even for a locavore like myself as I contemplate turnips, a few remaining pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Even so, with some resourcefulness and help from regional chefs of …

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Who Should Be the Next White House Chef? Bryant Terry

Another chef on my personal short list for the White House (Kitchen) Cabinet would be Bryant Terry. He cooks some amazing food as you can tell from his โ€œEco-Soul Kitchenโ€ posts at TheRoot.com and the pages of his cookbooks, Grub and the forthcoming Vegan Soul Kitchen, but it is Terryโ€™s work in the realm of …

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Food for Thought

Dear Farmer-in-Chief Michael Pollan writes a letter to the future president to explain why the health care crisis, energy independence, and climate change cannot be solved without addressing ourย  Some compelling facts from the essay include; “After cars, the food system uses more fossil fuel than any other sector of the economy โ€” 19 percent …

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Food for Thought

Food Crisis Quote of the Week โ€œThe essential purpose of food, which is to nourish people, has been subordinated to the economic aims of a handful of multinational corporations that monopolize all aspects of food production, from seeds to major distribution chains, and they have been the prime beneficiaries of the world crisis,โ€ H. E. …

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