Manuel Recio and his wife, Leslie Lukas-Recio, had the sudden opportunity to buy her family’s farm on Grand Island in Oregon, it was a chance to work for themselves and a way to honor their love of spanish food and culture.
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Lean back and enjoy the exotic music and montage of street scenes in India, interspersed with the authentic Indian food being prepared.
January 14, 2010 Worldwatch released a report this month, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures, in which “sixty renowned researchers and practitioners” share their thoughts on how we might go about shifting “from cultures of consumerism to cultures of sustainability”. via @TheIndyNews Go to Original Post…
The new animated feature Ratatouille is more than special effects wizardry. It’s a compelling story, a brilliant example of how technology can serve art.
This is one of those video gems I found a couple years ago on the web. Journalist Michael Schaap, Macdocman, takes us on a bicycle ride— first dropping off his young son— to a herring shop to eat raw herring.
The Mushroomery in Lebanon, Oregon is where we find owners Dustin and Jen, and a whole house full of WWOOFers.
Clark Haass, author of “Hashcapades: The Art of the Perfect Hash Adventure,” talks about the ubiquitous nature of hash, and how it’s found in many other cultures, each with their own characteristic versions of it.
Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy, explores the fundamental question, what do we know about our food, and how did we come to acquiring this knowledge. Vilesis sheds light on the profound role mass advertising has played in shaping public opinion in developing our modern food culture.
An intrepid couple learn to grow exotic fruit, and achieve a level of self sufficiency and harmony with their surroundings in a remote tropical paradise.
Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International shares his views about food, politics, and American culture.
Ann Vileisis talks about the need to start making connections between our consumption of food, and all the interrelated social, health, and environmental consequences that occur.
A cookbook author, gardener, and artist? I liked the idea of doing a story on someone with such a rich family history in which food played such a major role.
“WWOOF! The Movie” is about a collective of organizations that go by the acronym WWOOF: World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. My wife and I have traveled around the globe for the last 5 months and videotaped our experiences within the organizations of France, Japan, Italy, and India. The tentative delivery date for the whole sha-bang […]
Sustainable, yes, natural, no. Home ownership is the great American Dream. To own the land (and the structures on the land) is pretty much the pinnacle of capitalist endeavor. For TwoJunes, our house is our savings, our retirement, a hobby, a joy, and occasionally, sheer terror. Admittedly, it is enormously gratifying to have control over […]
PART 2—Continuing our conversation with Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy, she explains how over time we became gradually disconnected from how foods were produced, and where they originated. Most importantly, the advertising industry played a significant role in changing American values toward food, and easing the transformation to the industrial food production system of […]
The milk scandal that began in China in 2008 has served another ruling: Zhao Lianhai, the father of a toddler who became ill after drinking the milk containing the chemical melamine was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder.
Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini argues for economic respect, and fairness to the small farmers of the world. Economy and ecology share the same roots, both require a local context in order to survive.
In part 3, Carlo Petrini asks of us to take a step back from our daily lives, and reexamine our personal values.
Two friends form a close bond through their mutual food preservation efforts.
Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini asks if we have lost our sense of the value of food, and even worse, the U.S. is promoting the wrong type of foods.