Browsing All posts tagged under »Food«

Vegetarianism and Veganism

February 26, 2011


Vegetarianism and veganism, as lifestyle choices, have been growing in popularity in recent decades. Like all such changes, these movements have produced confusion, since people adhere to them with varying degrees of rigor and for many different reasons. Vegetarians, quite simply, do not eat animals. No meat, fish, shellfish, etc., but all kinds of grains, […]

Watermelon Salad

August 28, 2010


Normally it’s hard to imagine that it would be possible to have too much watermelon. But my family has gotten a large watermelon every week this month. They are really huge, and they are seeded. Plus we went to the beach last week, and another branch of the family brought extra peaches and melons. So […]

Cream of Zucchini Soup

July 16, 2010


This soup started out as a vague idea of dinner. The evening was getting on. A horse-riding lesson had delayed the arrival of two of the members of the household, and while outside it was still light, even hot, everyone inside was tired and hungry. I had to make food quickly out of the ingredients […]

Why do we pay farmers not to grow food?

July 11, 2010


One of the most complicated and passionately defended policies of many governments is that regarding agriculture. The European Union has the Appellation d’origine Contrôlée, Japan pays out huge sums to guarantee that they are self sufficient in rice production, and the US writes into its budget billions of dollars in farm subsidies each year. The […]

What is a CSA?

July 4, 2010


I’m sure that the acronym CSA could stand for any number of things, but in the food world, where you might come across it now, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The concept has become trendy, and in my opinion it is part of a healthy new direction in America’s relationship with food. Nearly all […]


June 30, 2010


I don’t usually write poetry. The imagery and rhythm, with every word right to the point and in the exact perfect place, is, for the moment, beyond me. But today I wrote a poem, and since this blog is shiny and new, a place to stretch my writing, I’ll post it here. Don’t get used […]