{field trip} My Visit to Polyface Farm

I recently got back from a crazy five-day trip to the D.C. area. In that time, I spread some DIY Bacon love to Maryland where I taught a private lesson on bacon curing, I got to hang out with the wonderful Celia from On Cardamom and Cast Iron, and see the sights from the windows…

{local event} Meet the Meat Farmers

I can’t stress enough how important farm tours are to customer education & enlightenment, customer-to-farmer relations and community ties. To actually see & hear, in detail, up-close, how your food is grown or raised is an empowering experience. You walk away with a better understanding of the farmer & crew’s grueling-never-ending-job in rain, in snow,…

{recap} When Joel Salatin Came to the Farm

For a few years now I’ve wanted to see Joel Salatin speak (see endnote for bio). I always assumed it would be in an auditorium and very impersonal. The best I could hope for was maybe one day I’d be able to go to Polyface Farm and have a tour and maybe I’d be lucky…

{reflections} Making Food Matter

I’m going to make a few, quick assumptions about you: 1.) You love food. 2.) You either love preparing it or you enjoy the company of others who will prepare it for you. 3.) You probably spend a decent amount of time thinking about food and/or food politics. Am I right? Chances are you wouldn’t…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

So.Many.Good.Links.Start.Reading.Now.It.Will.Take.You.All.Week. Enjoy. -Christina THIS WEEK IN FOOD Ohhhh Bittman. I love you. He reveals on his NYTIMES Opinionator Column why he is currently fasting…On his NYTimes blog he shares some of his fasting experience, Link-love on Hunger, Poverty & Budget Cuts and finally, his thoughts on Hunger as a Disease. Wonderful, wonderful pieces. Sooo if…