{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Due to our {unexpected} blog vacation last week, this edition will cover many news items, recipes, food projects and commentaries from the past two weeks… -Christina Ride Mama Ride?!! RIIIIIIIDE Pleeeeeeesssse. NEWS Hot off the press, Stop & Shop calls for a voluntary recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy & Super-Chucky Peanut Butter (another peanut…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Hey folks; Hope you liked my piece on Bittman’s move to end his “Minimalist” column to becoming a member of the Op-Ed pages & begin a new column for the NYT Magazine…My piece (and true confession) on Taco Bell should be coming later today or early this week. In the meantime, link galore. You will…

{weekend reading} national edition

LOCAL NEWS Although local news, it speaks to our industrial food system, Albany County Jail will now have a privatized kitchen. CT based Aramark, has won the 3-year contract to feed staff and inmates. Another local story on All Over Albany discusses Albany County’s plan to change the chicken coop laws. Lastly, there is an…

{Weekend} Reading: NATIONAL

I’m not going to lie. The national news links are items I myself want to read this Sunday morning. The recipes and food recall notices have been read and approved (by me). For various reasons, Miles getting his 2 year molars refusing to nap waking nightly every 3 hours, I just didn’t get around to…

{Weekend} Reading: NATIONAL

NATIONAL NEWS (amazing articles people- trust me- its a good week for food-related reading!) Grist wrote a great piece on my favorite “fast food” chain, Chipotle, and their major farm labor issue. I wish there were more articles like this one because personally I feel like farm-labor issues get pushed to the way back of…

{Weekend} Reading: LOCAL EDITION

{FALL} is Coming I’m going all local this week…..or is that loco? -Chris LOCAL EVENTS First, I should mention that U Pick apples has started at many local orchards, including Altamont, Indian Ladders (No Spray), Saratoga Apple, Bowmans and Goold. This is far from complete, for a complete list of orchards in our area visit…

{HOLIDAY} Weekend Reading

Due to a 7-day-turned-11-day vacation, Weekend Reading has been absent the last two Fridays. I’m back and so is my food policy and foodie blog reading. Have a wonderful holiday weekend people! LOCAL FOOD AND FIBER EVENTS This weekend, I will be attending Bennington Vermont’s Garlic and Herb Festival– you should too! 10am-5pm both Saturday…