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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
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.
Whether small or huge, personal or public, a crisis commands our attention. A crisis is crazy difficult because it’s an unstable moment in time, without a clear outcome. As much as we might want to ignore a crisis or run in the opposite direction, it is a mountain ahead of us that must be climbed. In fact, we know it’s a real crisis when we look around for an easy way out, and the mountains completely surround us, prohibiting any easy way out. Weighty Food Crisis Today’s food crisis is like those mountains. [spoiler]It’s in the size of our waistbands, … Read More