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A Meat Lover’s Manifesto for Meatless Monday

October 24, 2010 civil eats

Omnivore Kim O’Donnel makes the case for taking a day away from meat.

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Q&A With The Homesteader’s Kitchen Author

July 29, 2010 food book giveaways

I heard you. Help is on the way. This post is for all you artichoke, eggplant, beet, kale, parsnip, kohlrabi, rutabaga, celeriac, and (your veg of choice here) phobes. July’s cookbook giveaway sparked so much reader interest — and requests for help with veggie recipes in particular, that I felt compelled, compelled I tell you, […]

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Meatless Mondays: A Handy Primer, Part One

May 17, 2010 food organizations

Every Monday is meatless in my home. Most Tuesdays-Sundays as well, as regular readers of this blog already know. Okay, there’s one notable exception, which you can read all about in a recent post, A Culinary Confession. But for the purposes of this blog entry: I’ve essentially been a veg head for the past three […]

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Farmer Jane: Females in the Fields

May 4, 2010 civil eats

A queen of green focuses her first book on female farmers, a subject author Temra Costa comes to organically. Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, grew out of Costa’s career in sustainable food, and her passion for eating locally and seasonally.

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IACP Conference: 5 Portland Picks

April 28, 2010 food events

Local highlights from the 2010 International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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A Culinary Confession

March 23, 2010 civil eats

Confessions of a lapsed vegetarian. Blame it on Bakesale Betty.

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Marvelous Mushrooms

February 17, 2010 comfort food

Regular readers may recall that every so often I get a bee in my bonnet about a particular kind of produce. Persimmons come to mind. Brussels sprouts too. No surprise that a blog named Lettuce Eat Kale showcases a certain dark, leafy green, whether roasted or dehydrated. Today, mushrooms get their due. Recently, I’ve become […]

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My Persimmon Problem

October 27, 2009 baking

Photo by Flickr user mbgrigby used under the Creative Commons license. So it’s orientation time for the sixth graders, a sweet and chatty bunch, at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, where I volunteer each week. Last Friday, head kitchen teacher Esther Cook (yes, Ms. Cook is her real name) began by engaging the students in […]

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Find Food Books at Friendly Independent Book Stores

August 9, 2009 food books

Photo: Courtesy of Omnivore Books on Food Call me old fashioned: I just don’t see myself curling up any time soon with a Kindle. After two beloved bookstores in my neighborhood — Berkeley, a legendary university town no less –  closed up shop this year (Cody’s & Black Oak) I swore off Amazon forever. So, […]

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Five Fabulous Fruit Desserts

July 14, 2009 baking

I’ve been waxing on a lot lately in this space about food films and food books. And I’ve been digging doing blogs about resourceful residents who grow and forage in the urban jungle. But it’s time to talk about cooking again. The weather has turned positively balmy in Berkeley this week and we’re heading into […]

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What Do You Eat When You Eat Alone?

June 13, 2009 comfort food

True confession: When I’m home alone at night sometimes I forget to make dinner. Ten o’clock rolls around, the kitchen is closed, and so I grab a bowl of cereal and call it a night. Terrible habit I know. At least it’s whole grain cereal. It turns out, I’m in good company. Here’s another cereal-for-solo […]

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