Tag Archives: Edible Blue Ridge

Glean Times

At the earliest possible age my brothers and I were inducted into the Clean Plate Club. My compassionate mother would admonish us to remember the starving children in Biafra. My stern father would tell us about his narrow escape into the Carpathian Mountains in the harsh Yugoslavian winter of 1944, where he and his mother nearly starved. Read the column

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Super Garden

I confess that my first attempt to grow something edible was a miserable failure. Just 15 years old, I patted a short row of tiny carrot seeds into a spot in our backyard behind a hedge. Come the end of summer, I hoped to surprise my mother with beautiful carrots. …   Read my column here

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Let’s Eat In

To cook or not to cook? That is the question.  Such a simple question, too. It’s one that food activist and author Michael Pollan answered in his latest book Cooked with a resounding yes. Yet it’s a disquieting question for us humans to ask – and historically unprecedented. Read more in my Edible Blue Ridge Winter 2014 column.

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Food Justice For All

Read my column in Edible Blue Ridge, Summer 2013: Access to fresh, wholesome food is not a privilege. …. If food security is about ensuring that people don’t go hungry, then surely food justice is about helping people become whole, with dignity and choice. MORE

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Delicious, Delicious History

Read Edible Blue Ridge, Spring 2013, see P14   “Imagine this: You are eagerly anticipating a heritage food festival that lasts an entire month. Friends are buzzing. Out of-state relatives are descending on your guest room. Festival banners are flapping on main streets from Scottsville to Staunton, Louisa to Lexington. he region is about to welcome several hundred thousand foodies, who, by spending two and a half times more than the average tourist, will boost the region’s economy by nearly $300 million. Another year of Central Virginia’s ViTTLE Fest (Virginia Tasting the Terroir of Local Edibles Festival) is underway, and our region is held up as an enviable … Read More

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