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Snacks for the ears: Podcasts with authors Frederick Kaufman, Paul Roberts, Taras Grescoe, and more

Catching up on podcasts this weekend, I listened to several that might interest Ethicurean readers. The May 26th edition of the Patt Morrison show on KPCC, out of Pasadena, CA, included an interview with Frederick Kaufman, author of "A Short History of the American Stomach." Kaufman's book — which I have...

Tagging and cooking: Science in the service of sustainability

The May 20 episode of Quest, the science program on San Francisco's public television station, had two segments that might be of interest to Ethicurean readers. The first was about the Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) project. We know very little about the behavior of fish and marine mammals in the wild....

Happy belated second birthday to us

Friday, May 9, was the second anniversary of the first post on the Ethicurean ... and we forgot to celebrate. It's always slightly cringe-inducing to look back at the humble beginnings of something (Exhibit A: our original badly Photoshopped pig), but I am proud of what we've created here: a network of...

San Francisco in stainless steel cookware

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is currently hosting a witty installation by Beijing-based artist Zhan Wang. It's a sculpture of San Francisco made entirely of kitchenware — tongs, graters, pots, serving dishes, tea kettles, and so on. Naturally, each piece is made in China. The photo above shows the...

Dietitians, they like us

We've just been notified that the Ethicurean has been named one of Ellen Haas's Top 10 Healthy Food Blogs, a list that the FoodFit founder — and former undersecretary of agriculture for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services — compiled in honor of National Public Health Week. I confess I'd never heard of...

Getting fancy around here

Just finished a major upgrade of the WordPress system that this blog runs on; sorry for the disarray for the last few hours. I have also installed a bunch of new plug-ins in response to reader requests: You can now e-mail posts to friends, as well as tag them yourself for Digg, Delicious, Facebook, MySpace,...

Coming out of hibernation

Finally, after 3 months of blizzards, winter seems to be showing signs of weakness in Montreal. I'm sure this doesn't mean that winter is over, even though spring officially began over two weeks ago, but still, today the sun was shining and the snow was melting, and people were out on the streets, chatting....

Please welcome Ali, and check out the Ethicurean on Facebook

We're very pleased to announce that guest contributor Ali Benjamin has accepted our invitation to don an Ethicurean apron. Ali's a busy bee on the Internets, writing her own blog, The Cleaner Plate Club, as well as contributing to Eat. Drink. Better. She's a freelance writer and mom in Vermont; for more,...

Oh, the sadness

There will be no set of Digests for Thursday morning as hoped because I just accidentally deleted it. If I can face reconstructing it, maybe Saturday. And yes this is the real time.

Take a bite out of this!

There hasn't been nearly enough fun around here lately. Our last attempt at making you smile — despite Farm Bill delays, Monsanto victories, the co-option of the EPA, and tragic transgenic pigs — caused quite a brawl in the comments section. (22 and counting!) So, it's Friday. Start the weekend...

In rare form, Meatpaper #3 outflanks the competition

The Spring 2008 issue of Meatpaper, the magazine's third, is out and it's even better than the first two. One of the editors (Sasha Wizansky and Amy Standen) admits she has gone back to vegetarianism, and perhaps coincidentally there is a complicated new awareness to the array of articles and a little less...

Innovative process turns any vegetable organic in seconds

Special to The Ethicurean, by Barry Foy Agribusiness stocks rose sharply today, following the announcement this morning of a new process that transforms conventionally raised produce into organic, instantly and at almost no cost. News of the discovery reached the Washington Post just after midnight, in a...

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