Different disciplines, different ideas, different foods

  Different disciplines of study can combine to spin a story that is elegant in terms of confronting convention wisdom — in this case, regarding saturated fat. Certainly, journalists like Gary Taubes are tirelessly writing about this, advocacy organizations (like the Westin A Price Foundation,), too. And just what kind of voice is palatable enough…

Food choice and consumption

  Clearly, food choice and consumption is related to how much is wated on school trays.  Source: Net Of course, Wansink is not alone, and other scientists have entered into the sensory studies and food waste arena – in particular, Erminio Monteleone of the University of Florence. Monteleone heads the European Sensory Sciences Association and…

San Miguel de Allende 2019

One week in (or close to) the dead center of Mexico, 14 students, 1 assistant, and 1 faculty member constituted one of the most intensive study travel experiences I, personally, have had.  In the U.S., 8 months later, we are still processing all that we experienced. It was with the expert facilitation of Jorge Catalan…

Solstice and World foods

Winter Solstice is fast approaching, and soil energies are vitalizing the microbial and macro fauna so as to cycle nutrients in a most efficient way. Plants take advantage of the improved nutrient status, and humans benefit. Here are some favorite foods, worldwide — and a soil treatment that enhances such nutrient cycling. The soil treatment…

San Miguel de Allende

This few days in San Miguel de Allende have been a perfect blend of learning and teaching. First up, the 11th annual San Miguel de Allende Writer’s Conference and Literary Festival was a terrific mix of excellent faculty, stimulating keynotes, and interactive writing practice. Lessons learned about: Powerful storytelling (verbs, verbs, verbs), compelling writing (ending…

Nourishing Foods

Here, homemade liver pate and roasted potatoes At the beginning of the school year, in September — a feast of cheese, with our dried plums — cheeses have been aged for some time. But, as I learned in France, the fresher, the better (almost)

Enchanted Broccoli (Thanks to Moosewood)

  ENCHANTED BROCCOLI CASSEROLE OR MEXIAN GREEN PEPPER CASSEROLE Whole (broccoli, onion, garlic, spices, eggs) Inexpensive (buy cheddar in bulk, and grate yourself) Slow (sauté, bake) Equitable) Sensible Tasty (as long as you don’t smother with cheese) The Mexican Green Pepper Casserole is one of my favorite Moosewood recipes – I’ve used my own wan…