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Blessing Your Food: A Book Review

“Bless This Food” is a collection of blessings that people around the world and across time have used to thank their “higher powers” for the gift of food. Check out this nifty little book.

Olive Oil’s Sublime and Scandalous Story

Sublime, of course. But Scandalous… Really?

Indeed, the world of olive oil is more than old Italian men and women pruning their ancient groves and mashing olive fruits by stone. It involves tanker trucks contaminated with chemicals, petrochemical adulteration of oils, Mafioso-owned lands, and so much more. Who knew the iconic, humble olive could be so complicated?

Onion Panade Recipe from “Poor Man’s Feast” By Elissa Altman

There could be nothing to eat in the house—no meat, no fish, no chicken, no pasta, no rice, no nothing—but if you have a big onion, some leftover bread, some cheese, and some broth of any kind, you’ve got the makings for this dish, which is peasant food at its finest. Anyone who knows soupe a l’oignon gratinée understands that it’s just an excuse to eat the soup-soaked bread, and bubbly, crunchy brown cheese that cascades over the sides of the bowl. This onion panade is exactly that: unctuously delicious onion soup, without the soup.

The Art Of Clean Up [Book Review]

I was sent a review copy of The Art of Clean Up, a new book of photographs by Swiss artist, Ursus Wehrli, and everyone in my family (ages 7 -50) fell instantly in love with it. As his bio says, Wehrli is “a man of obsessive order” and that truth is wonderfully and stunningly revealed in The Art of Clean Up.

Children’s Book Review: Allergies, and Awesome You!

Allergies are one of the most common afflictions of Americans today, especially in children. “My allergies are acting crazy today!” “Here, have one of my [insert allergy drug here].” As an ex-child with asthma and allergies, now a fully-fledged adult with the sniffles and wheezes, I was drawn to review Dr. Atul N. Shah’s book for kids, Allergies, and Awesome You!

Fitness for Geeks

The World Health Organization estimates that lifestyle-oriented diseases will cost the global economy $30 trillion over the next 20 years (that includes smoking and alcohol abuse, as well as chowing [ … ]

Ecovore Book Review: Tomatoland

Slavery, pollution, pesticide poisoning, birth defects, salad… what do these things have in common? Yes! Your Florida-grown winter tomato! Ecovores and others who want their grocery dollars supporting sustainable, ethical food production: Tomatoland is an eye-opener, well worth reading.