TwoJunes Go Whole Hog The TwoJunes belong to a supper club with 3 other women here in Portland—we’ve been meeting once a month for dinner for the past 3 years, rain or shine, without fail. Usually, the menu is appetizer, cocktail, main dish, side dish and dessert—one dish per member with the main dish falling […]
This is an adaptation of a Caribbean-style brine or marinade for pork. The lime juice subs for the traditional sour oranges which can be difficult to find. I’ve reduced the salt as low as I can and still have a “brine.” The dark beer (I used a mocha stout.) adds a hint of sweetness and […]
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, discusses the recent riots relating to the disastrous rise in global food prices.
“It is the best of times, and the worst of times when it comes to food. But, I focus on the best, and there are alot of very positive things happening.” So says Michael Pollan in this final installment, as he completes the dots between government policy, public health, and the cost and availability of […]
Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food, provides the backdrop for his talk at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon.
It’s not a pretty picture. This gritty reality may force a re-examination of our values and our beliefs about people caught within the throes of poverty. The people profiled in this video appear far from being crazy and helpless. Yet, for different reasons, they choose to obtain at least some of their food out of […]
In part 6, Dan Imhoff offers suggestions for what citizens can do to help influence the outcome of of the 2007 Farm Bill that is still relevant today.
Part 5; Originally posted April 6, 2007. Politics can often seem far removed from present day reality; sometimes, far removed from reality itself. How many of us know much about the Farm Bill, or realize how much over the decades it has shaped agriculture production in this country? For those inclined towards disinterest, or for […]
Cooking Up a Story: Food News Furthering the conversation, Dan Imhoff explains how there are cracks appearing in the alliance. A number of opposing interest groups may be coming together to push the Farm Bill toward rewarding better farming practices: encouraging farmers to grow nutritious foods, and employ farming methods that preserve the land for […]
The Farm Bill comes up for renewal every 5 to 7 years. But upon passage, that is just the beginning of a yearly battle for allocation of those funds. Part 2 reveals the surprising truth about what the Farm Bill really offers, and how it has evolved from its original purpose. For more information