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March 2011

Local is the New Organic Co-Opted Food Term

by Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge. I try not to be cranky when working behind the cheese counter but more and more the phrase, “local is the new organic” is pushing my buttons. Increasing corporate hypocrisy and consumer misunderstanding around “buying local” is one of the most frustrating things I […]

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Garrison Keillor “stunned” by Edward Hoagland’s “best book yet”!

Beloved radio host Garrison Keillor announced recently that he will be retiring in 2013, and had some outstanding praise for Edward Hoagland’s Sex and the River Styx in an interview with the AARP about his decision.Calling Sex and the River Styx Hoagland’s “best book yet”, Keillor – owner of independent bookstore Common Good Books in […]

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Joel Salatin: How to Eat Meat and Respect It, Too

Yes! Magazine has a terrific interview with Joel Salatin, whose latest book is The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, in their Spring 2011 issue. The interview focuses on diet, and the controversial question of whether meat eating can be sustainable (see Simon Fairlie’s Meat: A Benign Extravagance for more on this issue).  Here’s […]

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Booklist reviews Cooking Close to Home

Our new seasonal cookbook, Cooking Close to Home by Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz, received the following stellar review in the American Library Association’s Booklist publication this month. This is the perfect book to have as farmer’s markets start reopening for the season and filling with delicious produce!Following the course of changing seasons and using […]

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New Spring Arrivals

New books are popping up like bright green crocus stalks through the thawing ground these days. We have no less than eight new titles available this week!Permaculture enthusiasts will delight in the release of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture, which details this Austrian farmer’s renowned methods for edible landscaping, pond construction, mushroom cultivation, shelter building, and more. […]

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Anya Kamenetz: Hedging Bets On Going Green

I’m obsessed with the apocalypse. I have this in common with Ashton Kutcher, who told Men’s Fitness last year, apparently in all seriousness, that he works out to prepare for the “end of day” (sic). I understand that existential threats are ancient, but it seems to me that there are more of them than ever […]

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Brown Shoots

by Robert Kuttner, author of A Presidency In Peril and Obama’s Challenge.As spring dawns, the economy’s green shoots have been trampled once again, first by the economic fallout from Japan’s tsunami, and again by rising worldwide commodity prices.The disruption of Japan’s production revealed the soft underbelly of globalization – the reliance on vulnerable global supply […]

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Big Dreams in a Small Place

The following is excerpted from Maggie Kozel’s book, The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine. It appeared originally on the web at remember the exact moment I knew I wanted to be a doctor. I was a sophomore in high school, staring out beyond the rattling windowpane of a […]

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Joan Gussow profile a finalist for James Beard Journalism Award

The 2011 James Beard Foundation Award finalists were announced on Monday, and we offer hearty congratulations to Brian Halweil, whose profile essay on Joan Dye Gussow (author of Growing, Older and This Organic Life), published in Edible Manhattan in March 2010, has been selected!Halweil’s essay was chosen in the Beard Foundation’s Journalism/Profile award category. Called […]

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Eloquent Musings from a Master

The rave reviews continue to pour in for Edward Hoagland’s Sex and the River Styx. Here’s the latest from Kirkus Reviews. From the acclaimed essayist, novelist and travel writer, more deeply profound essays on the conditions of the natural world. In this outstanding collection, 78-year-old Hoagland (Early in the Season, 2008, etc.) culls 13 years […]

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