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Baltimore gets food czar

B'more healthy: Baltimore has hired a food policy coordinator, making the city one of the first with a paid "food czar" -- although taxpayers aren't paying her salary, a coalition of nonprofits are, to the tune of just 30 hours a week. Holly Freishtat is charged with "getting more healthy food on the tables...

Back to the future: Maryland’s Springfield Farm is new old-school

From Leslie Hatfield Last weekend, my partner Jaimes and I picked up our friend, Nikki, in a bright yellow rental car and drove about 20 miles outside of Baltimore to Springfield Farm. I'd discovered it through the Eat Well Guide (which I blogged about here last week) and had been there once before, to pick...

Digest: Mergers, monopolies, thieves, imposters, and rats

Bad seed: A proposed merger between Monsanto (the world's largest seed company) and the nation's largest cottonseed seller could mean bad news for organic cotton growers, says the Center for Food Safety, which is seeking to block the deal. Wired News Monopoly's not just a game: Same merger threatens the...

Meat Labeling 101 for restaurant critics

From a restaurant review in today's Baltimore Sun: Good cheap eats are something I'm all for, particularly when there's a nod to the new millennium's sensibilities. The sausage is 100 percent beef and all natural, and the poultry is hormone- and steroid-free. The pork is premium natural White Marble Farms...

Baltimore brews

Updated with photos! Our long residence on the West Coast gave us the impression that there is no decent beer east of the Rockies until you cross the Canadian border or reach Europe. This bias could have been argued until the mid-1990s. I remember business trips to the East Coast where the only alternatives...

Ethicureans abroad: or, our visit to Baltimore

Update: We've added photos after a slight delay.--MolM. This last weekend, Man of La Muncha and I traveled to Baltimore for a friend's wedding. The wedding was wonderful, and we met (and in some cases, re-met) a lot of very fun and interesting people. But, of course, any trip involving Ethicureans involves...