{weekday reading} Post-Holidaze Edition

We’re back from our holiday break and ready for what 2011 has in-store for us! Before we get back into the full swing of things; meaning our New Year Resolutions and Reflections, an exciting cookbook giveaway and an announcement of our first-ever event, I’m doing a few housekeeping posts. First, all the lovely food news,…

{weekend reading} National Edition

To be honest, there isn’t much “good” food news to report. Between the food safety bill S.510 at its final stages of life, the Humane Society’s report of Smithfield’s pork facilities, the overwhelming use of antibiotics in factory farmed meats and the absolutely absurd attacks on the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act and First Lady Michelle…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Wow. Where to start… This week has been FULL of food-related news that I don’t know if I can pack it all into one post. I’ll try. As a disclaimer I will suggest going to any of the “Resource Websites” on the right column of the blog for further information, especially on S.510 and Healthy,…

Today is the Day: S.510 Voting This Evening!

No new personal family post or recipe from any of us today. Instead we will concentrate on the biggest food news of recent years. S.510 will (finally!) be voted on today in the U.S. Senate (passed the House this summer). Below I’ll link to many *pro* Op-Eds and news articles on this important topic. As…

{weekend reading} National Edition

NEWS A French Sociologist, Claude Fischler, explained at a recent lecture at the University of Washington, is that Americans need to stop eating by themselves, in front of a TV, computer screen, in their car. Grist has more. Post BP spill, the oyster industry is trying to fight back with safe oysters. The Atlantic has…