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July 2012

The Art of Fermentation is Now a New York Times Bestseller!

All you fermentation fanatics, it’s time to get out your crocks, lift a glass of kombucha and rejoice! Thanks, in part, to you and your devotion to this craft The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz is now a New York Times bestseller! Sandor’s weighty tome of all things fermented landed Friday at number […]

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Ode to Campari—and a Recipe for Vodka Negroni

The following is an excerpt from Libation, A Bitter Alchemy by Deirdre Heekin. It has been adapted for the Web. I’m trying to remember the first time I tasted Campari. What’s difficult is isolating the occasion for the sense of that first taste: the setting, the weather, the conversation. There have been so many occasions, […]

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Why Families Can’t “Have it All”

by Madeleine Kunin Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first woman director of Policy Planning in the State Department, sent Internet sparks flying when her recent Atlantic cover story told women that, yes, she’d tried to have it all—an elite career and a happy family—but, she couldn’t do it. And, she told readers, neither can any other woman. […]

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National Pickle Month is Off to a Sour Start

…And for this holiday, that’s a good thing! July is the perfect time to celebrate pickles. Their tangy zing and refreshing crunch go great with steamy evenings out by the grill, or as a garnish to a dish of cold quinoa and veggies when it’s too hot to cook. If you’re a gardener you might […]

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“Cheese as a lens to march us through time.” – Paul Kindstedt on the Callie Crossley Show

What do Homer’s Odyssey, slave labor, and European monasteries have in common? Cheese! Recently, award-winning journalist Callie Crossley welcomed food scientist and author Paul Kindstedt to her show to tell the grand narrative of cheese and describe how deeply interwoven this special food is with the rise and development of our culture. In his new […]

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Foreword Reviews Honors Chelsea Green at Book of the Year Awards

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Chelsea Green, what with listening to our darling The Art of Fermentation on Fresh Air not once but twice, then watching Sandor Katz’s masterpiece hit the New York Times Bestseller list, and announcing our new employee-ownership status it looks like I forgot to highlight one additional tidbit […]

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“Optimists Change the World” — The Life of Madeleine Kunin

Award-winning journalist Joyce Marcel recently sat down to talk to Madeleine Kunin,Vermont’s first woman governor and author of The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family, which has garnered rave reviews for its blend of pragmatism and passion. In her cultured, polite and graceful way, Madeleine M. Kunin is angry. […]

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Energy Department Study Confirms Reinventing Fire‘s Vision

From TriplePundit, file in the extremely thin folder of articles that display governments’ ability to get with the program on climate change and peak oil! May there be many more such articles in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe, by 2050 we’ll get to celebrate real independence — from fossil fuels and the […]

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July is National Grilling Month, The Smokiest, Crispiest of Holidays

Capture the sizzle and excitement of cooking with fire — July is National Grilling Month! Nothing beats a grassfed steak seared over a charcoal grill, or steamy zucchinis singed on a skewer. Fresh sweet corn, warm and juicy with just a few spots of smoky char. Potatoes cradled in tin foil, tucked in the corner […]

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Meet the New Owners of Chelsea Green Publishing: The Employees!

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT — Independent book publisher Chelsea Green announced today that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees. The move makes Chelsea Green unique among book publishers in an industry dominated by investor-driven, multinational corporations. Only a handful of independent […]

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