FoodWISE—Chicken McNuggets vs Sheep Cheese

Today, I read about efficiencies in processing and creating novel foods like Chicken McNuggets—but that’s not the food for me. Some of my supply chains are shorter, local, regional—even micro (when I am milking my own sheep, and making my own cheese, as in this image of fresh Manchego). But some of my supply chains…

“The cheese nun” will be speaking in my class at WWU Feb 20—Tales from the Cheese Caves of France: at the Intersection of Cultural and Natural History

All welcome! Thursday, Feb. 20 Sister Noella Marcellino—the Cheese Nun will be speaking in my Ecogastronomy class! Thursday….Here is the 10-11:40 schedule … 10:00-10:25 Q&A with Gigi Berardi 10:25-10:30 break 10:30-11:25 Sister Noella Marcellino talk 11:25-11:40 Q&A with Sister Noella Marcellino FH 102, WWU campus. Feb 20. Sister Noella Marcellino OSB, PhD. Cheesemaker of the…

Consider cheese for holiday baking and cooking

This holiday, consider cheese for baking and cooking. But first, is cheese even something you want to put on your menu? As I write in FoodWISE (with an eye on some history and cultural geography), The trick here is to stop—think—then act; consider all the factors in play and make your decision from there. For…