By Shannon Hayes For the past week, farm families across the country (including my own) have been rising each morning to engage in what has become our own unique, albeit macabre, Thanksgiving Tradition. We are processing our turkeys. Unlike the factory-farmed birds found in most grocery stores, these birds are usually processed just a few feet […]Read More..
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, […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Katz. It has been adapted for the Web. The classic way to enjoy miso is in the form of miso soup. The comfort and healing that Jewish grandmothers have proverbially offered in the form of chicken soup, […]Read More..
From Eric Toensmeier, award-winning author of Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles and contributing author of Dave Jacke‘s Edible Forest Gardens Vol. 1 and 2: Here’s a little video tour of a nice patch from our edible forest garden. It is an edible forest garden […]Read More..
In this extended interview, cheesemonger Gordon Edgar recalls how punk rock led him into the cheese business and recommends a few of his favorite cheeses. About the book: Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the highly readable story of Gordon Edgar’s unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San […]Read More..
Marine toxicologist and Exxon Valdez oil spill veteran Dr. Riki Ott alleges that BP has been engaging in activities to cover up the true extent of the damage from the Gulf Coast disaster. Watch now: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy About the book: Author Riki Ott, […]Read More..
Is Barack Obama’s presidency really in peril? Robert Kuttner thinks our president is squandering a historic opportunity for fundamental, FDR-scale reform. From The Nation: Kuttner identifies four main reasons for why BHO is thus far no FDR. “One is his own character as a conciliatory consensus builder,” he writes. “A second is that economics was […]Read More..
Up Tunket Road was recently reviewed in the Rutland Herald: It’s a tale that captures the unpredictable nature of life as a Vermont homesteader, but it is also part of a serious narrative about a family’s quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle and a reflection on what homesteading means in an age that is coming to […]Read More..
Marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott, author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, appeared on the Al Jazeera English program The Riz Khan Show to discuss BP’s failed attempts to stop the oil leaking into the gulf, their censorship of the media, the federal government’s collusion, […]Read More..
Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation Gulf Coast fisherma’am and author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, is getting national media attention for her dramatic protest at a Senate hearing featuring Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who supports opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, and […]Read More..