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Be a “responsible masticator”: “Keep on Shoppin’ in a (Label) Free World”!

Eco-Farm n00bs Tom and I weren't sure what to expect from the January conference's talent show, but we knew we'd be entertained one way or another. However, instead of the quavery folk songs this city snob was anticipating — OK, there were one or two of those, along with the requisite heartfelt...

Digest – Announcements: Community food case studies wanted, water video contest

We're starting to get more requests from researchers, nonprofits, and others to publicize various things. Our personpower is limited, so we've decide to publish a regular roundup of surveys, contests, etc. Submit yours to digest at thissite.com for consideration. Flying the co-op: The Wallace Center and the...

And the winner of our caption contest is…

What a rip off. The ennui I get at the grocery store only costs 25 cents a dozen. —Jeff Donald, Exeter, NH Congratulations to Jeff, whose entry in our first-ever caption contest was the clear winner amongst the Ethicurean judges. (We ranked our five favorites and then added up how many points each...

Pollan painting #4: The golden arches

The latest in a series of interpretive paintings done by 5-year-old Frederick, inspired by his mother’s reading "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" and summarizing it for him. (See #1, Children of the corn | #2: Chicken Little at Magic Mountain | #3: Sequoia National Pork) To counteract billions...

“How now, pill-poppin’ cow?”

In the aftermath of the Hallmark/Westland slaughterhouse exposé, henceforth to be known as Downergate, there has been much outrage. Let there now be outraged laughter ... assuming your sense of humor is as sick as mine. I think this animated editorial cartoon about Doreen the Downer Cow, "The...

Announcing our first-ever caption contest

Guest contributor Ali sent us this photo, which she took last fall in Pittsfield, MA. We worked on writing a caption for it, but got worn out after discussing the source of the paper, the type of ink, whether the printers were fairly paid, and what they should have eaten for lunch. We invite you to...

Pollan painting #3: Sequoia National Pork

The latest in a series of interpretive paintings done by 5-year-old Frederick, inspired by his mother's reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and summarizing it for him. (See #1, Children of the corn and #2: Chicken Little at Magic Mountain.) Michael Pollan’s chapter about boar hunting reminded...

An adventure with live cuisine

Cocina Poblano. Regional Mexican cuisine complete with a live tortilla bar and a wide selection of high-end tequilas comes to Jack London Square. 499 Embarcadero West (at Washington), Oakland; (510) 451-4700. Lunch, dinner daily; weekend brunch. —San Francisco Chronicle I don't have the budget or time...

The Eat Well Guide v2.0: Finding SOLE food on the road

Bonnie P.: One of the things I have enjoyed most about starting this blog is the number of people it has brought me into contact with who are passionate about finding, supporting, and popularizing SOLE food. Here at the Ethicurean, we're trying to create an online hub for that community in various ways...

Pollan painting #2: Chicken Little at Magic Mountain

On our recent Pollan Painting weekend, my five-year-old son Frederick and I read with interest about the slaughter technique used at Joel Salatin’s natural poultry operation. Frederick  has some personal knowledge of poultry slaughter but was curious about commercial slaughter operations. A...

Signs of the dietgeist as measured by New Yorker cartoons

From the February 4, 2008, issue: More Ethicurean-related New Yorker cartoons here and...

Five questions for the Ethicureans

Sorry for the additional tooting of our horn, but last week the food writer and chef Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," ran a brief interview with us Ethicureans on his blog Kitchen Table. His staff asked us to weigh in on what we thought were the top...

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