Coffee, Tea, or rBGH-free?

I don't shop at Starbucks. I find them disgusting. Not only do they litter our streets with their stores that pop up like a never-ending case of herpes, but their coffee sucks as well. I admit I do have a personal beef with them, having seen first-hand how they can drive a cool, conscientious company out of...

Hooked on Hydroponics

The following is a guest post from HydroPops, Omniwhore's dad. He is an expert in hydroponic gardening, and we at the Ethicurean are lucky that he is willing to share his knowledge with us. He made some excellent videos several years ago teaching people how to make their own systems -- which he sold the...

We heart mutants

A trip to Boggy Creek Farm this morning was supposed to be sort of like Dairy Queen's CSA challenge -- where you get your box of food from the farm and have a bunch of friends over and you cook it all and get really, really drunk. And it was just like that -- except I was only with one friend (who will be...

Strictly for chicks

Well, not really. But Kat James' The Truth About Beauty: Transform Your Looks and Your Life from the Inside Out is bound to appeal primarily to women. I consider myself a rather staunch feminist, but one of my greatest pleasures is reading beauty tips and browsing makeup stores. I also love typical Martha...

The trouble with teens, Ethicurean-style

The following is a guest post from Grocery Goddess, budding Ethicurean and friend o' Omniwhore. She writes about a true omnivore's dilemma -- what to do about a teen eating machine. Nothing is quite so intimidating as having an Ethicurean in the house when you are unloading the groceries. You see, Omniwhore...

Like Water for Chicken Pot Pie

I've made some discoveries recently. First of all -- I am not as good at pies as Man of La Muncha is. And the photos of the pies aren't as good as his either. Damn that Man of La Muncha for raising the bar on pies. Fine, he had one that looked like Mr. Yuck one time, but that's kind of cool. I made a...

“Sometimes” food: Talking to kids about eating well

Dairy Queen and I were recently talking about the delicateness of conveying Ethicurean views to friends who are not as focused on their food. We don't, after all, want to be pushy or preachy. In a sense, this is part of a larger anxiety in America right now about sincerity. Politically and spiritually, the...

Don’t bank on this food

Last Thursday, E. Ho and I took an unflinching look at the ingredients of the food in our cupboard. Well, we maybe flinched a little. I'm not saying all of the foods pictured here are bad for you. It's just impossible to tell if they're bad for you. Inspired by the documentary Future of Food, which focuses...

Food You Can Trust’s family friendly farm tour!

Folks in Austin are cordially invited to a tour of the Food You Can Trust farm. Meet Chickenman, Chickenwoman, Elsa the Tour Guide and Baby John, and get some eggs and milk, and some grass-fed beef as well. If you've been reading about Ethicurean hero Chickenman and his farm, then you know how lucky we are...

Future of Food, the second coming

If you watched the Future of Food (see Corn Maven's review), chances are you found yourself tearing up over the plight of Percy Schmeiser, the independent farmer who was sued by GM corporation goliath, Monsanto. Not GM as in General Motors, although in my opinion their practices are just as horrifying....

Outstanding in the Field is coming to Austin

Would you like to go on a Very Ethicurean culinary adventure? Try eating food from the farm, at the farm -- it can't get much more local than that! Outstanding in the Field North American farm tour is coming to Boggy Creek Farm in Austin, TX, on Sunday, September 24. Farmers Larry Butler and Carol Ann...

Pepper has a Southern drawl

"No animal understands its relationship to the farmer like a cow does." Chickenman and I are walking Pepper back to the pasture -- she hopped the fence in order to be near her calf, Creampuff, who was at a neighbor's house. All night long they were mooing at each other. When asked why Creampuff ran away...

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