Miscellaneous articles

  • Amber fields of Bland

    New York Times article (Jan. 2007):  Dan Barber speaks out on the US food system.

  • Probiotics

    Live bacteria - the next health craze?

  • Why roots matter more

    A New York Times article (Nov 2006) on the movement towards eating locally and sustainably.

  • Molecular Gastronomy Cheat sheet

    What's been going on in Molecular Gastronomy in a nutshell, (Jan, 2007).

  • Gourmet on sustainability

    An article from Gourmet Magazine (Feb. 2007)
    Doing Good While Eating Good
    The why and how of cooking sustainably
  • Grass-fed basics

    Rediscovering grass-fed beef.  Two articles (2006) explaining the benefits, the obstacles, the future..

  • The Truth about Saturated Fat

    From: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PhD (NewTrends Publishing 2000, www.newtrendspublishing.com 877-707-1776)

  • Cultivating truffles

    Coveted, French, and Now in Tenessee

    By MOLLY O’NEILL, Published: February 28, 2007

  • Unhappy meals, by Michael Pollan

    Essential Michael Pollan.

  • Our decrepit food factories, by Michael Pollan

    Another great article by Michael Pollan on the consequences of our unsustainable food system, with a look at antibiotic restistant bacteria and sick bees in particular. (December 2007).

  • Yes, MSG the secret behind the savor

    A New York Times article on MSG, how much we love it but don't know or want to admit it..  Setting some of the facts straight. (March 2008)

  • Inside the raw milk underground

    From Harpers Magazine (April 2008) on the fight for the right to produce un-pasteurized milk, some dairy farmers and artisans caught up in the struggle, and why.

  • I'm a Natural Born Killer

    By Lorette C. Luzajik at Gremolata (Dec 2008), On Vegetariansim, the myths, and the emerging benefits of a traditional diet.

  • Pesticide Guide

    From Foodnews, a list of fruits and vegetables from worst to best when it comes to pesticide load - to help you decide when it is most important to buy organic..

  • The Case for working with your hands

    A terrific NYTimes article about the trades and how noble they can be - good for society and for the soul of certain types like us cooks..