Gigi’s interview with Sea Change Radio

Check out the new interview–recorded and broadcast today with Sea Change Radio: Gigi’s interview with Sea Change Radio Gigi Berardi: Eating Well, Eating Wisely

The book is here (sort of)!

The book is here (sort of)! I got hold of an early, early copy (without back cover, index, endorsements, but still…produced a couple of months ago…while I was still editing!). This  is what it looks like–the photo is of me holding the book in front of Bellingham’s Village Books. I was there for a before-the-store-is-actually-opened…

FoodWISE choices and winter garlic

Here is an excerpt from my new book, FoodWISE, with a favorite recipe. Cooking with an eye to  time and money is what we all have to do—especially those of us with families, other caregiving responsibilities, out-of-home work, and/or limited budgets. The example comes to mind of a good friend, who manages to feed a…

A FoodWISE moment: Organics, carbon, climate change, and the future of food

“Is organic food really better for the environment?” That was the title of a recent blog post recent blog by Anuradha Varanasi writing for Columbia University’s Earth Institute. This is a great question, and it refers to a study reported on in Nature in 2018  (See original article).   Dozens of commentaries have been published…

So, agriculture and climate change

There is no doubt that environmental and political narratives around climate change and agriculture are going to be considered seriously in 2020. As I write in FoodWISE,           One of the biggest threats to agricultural webs is climate change. Current patterns of food production will change around the world as seasonal…

Locally-sourced in Seattle

Pacific Northwest Baallet’s November program highlighted “local” Seattle talent in three impressive pieces—Eva Stone’s Foil (see my earlier blog on Eva Stone’s FOIL), Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss, and Miles Pertl’s Wash of Gray. Byrd’s piece was bold and purposeful. As reported here Byrd/PNB Blog, What drives the work that I do at Spectrum [Dance…

“Thanksgiving” is about more than food

My “Thanksgiving” break this year was memorable for one reason: I enjoyed it with all my family—daughter Emily in from graduate school in New York City and son Ian from Bellingham, and all our partners. The food was grand (see below), but also the vista—our little farmstead on Shaw Island, and then the more public…

Bye-Bye Bolle

The June 2019 Dance Magazine noted the great Roberto Bolle’s “retirement.” And also here: Dancer retirements. His special farewell performance with American Ballet Theatre was June 17, 2019. But he continues to perform in and produce ballet spectacles in Italy—which I get to see each summer that I’m working there. In Italy, Roberto Bolle is literally a…