Category Archives: Vegetarianism

NYT Article “Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change”

Just wanted to take a moment to point out this article in the New York Times, which discusses animal rights groups making the most of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s report from last November that found that raising animals … Continue reading

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I Make the Paper

Excitement! Joan Obra quotes me in the Bee. Chimp tried out a new place last night with some of his departing students – ZPizza, up on Champlain. I was too bushed to go but he said it was pretty good. … Continue reading

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Sometimes They Write Themselves

From one of my food e-newsletters this week. The headline: Wingstop Serves its billionth chicken wing The quote from the CEO in the article: “We know that both customers and critics have responded well to our product, but a milestone … Continue reading

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Food News of Note

This morning, as I was sleepily reading the Food Institute Update, I came upon this blurb: “The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. completed the acquisition of the Linda McCartney brand frozen meat-free business from the H. J. Heinz Company, including the … Continue reading

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Hotel Time Travel

I have been suddenly plunged back into the very late 1980’s or possibly the very early 1990s. I wasn’t expecting it; I showed up at this hotel for a conference with one other member of my organization, and when I … Continue reading

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White Flour

I don’t put much time in at the regular supermarket. I end up there on occasion when I need aluminum foil or dried chilies, but most of the time I’m living in my little specialty foods retailer cocoon. Before we … Continue reading

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Organic Dairying

Besides being the source of most of the nation’s stone fruit and pretty much all of its grapes, the San Joaquin Valley is a massive dairy-producing area – especially Tulare County, south of here. We also have the distinction of … Continue reading

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