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July 2012

Madeleine Kunin on C-SPAN Book TV

Last week on C-SPAN’s Book TV, Madeleine Kunin, former governor of Vermont, presented her thoughts on the current state of gender politics in America with a focus on professional careers and employment. Kunin contends that women have gained little support in their professional lives, despite the fact that they comprise 60% of college undergraduates and 50% […]

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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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Essential Books for Small Farmers On Sale

The local food movement is alive and well, and Chelsea Green is thrilled to see growing interest in topics ranging from fermentation to organic agriculture. We have been the go-to publisher for small farmers and organic gardeners since 1989 when we published Eliot Coleman’s ground-breaking The New Organic Grower, a book that has since earned […]

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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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