Book Giveaway: The Third Plate

Coming from ecology and cultural anthropology, it is pretty clear that we have been getting things backwards. Evolution means adap…

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Paleo, the Backlash, and Returns Forward

The “paleo” trend, especially prominent with the paleo diet, but also producing advice for many another area of life, …

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Ecosystems, Eating, Essential Joy

From Roman times to the Renaissance, pepper used to be what rich people used to excess because only they could afford it. Baroque …

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The Eco(Happy)-View Beyond Organic

Organic foods have become quite the trend, even as they fell squarely into the “green luxury” camp, the idea that gree…

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The Really Existing Necessity of the Kitchen Garden

A little garden plot of vegetables and herbs, maybe even created as a high-tech/high-touch vertical window farm, seems one of thos…

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