Issue 28

Posts From Brian Smith

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Food Guilt: Eat it now, apologize never

Recently, I had a casual potluck dinner with some friends. It’s a regular group, and we know each other pretty well. As we were setting out the dishes, I noticed there was a lot of apologizing. “Sorry, this isn’t organic.”

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Inconvenience Food

During a conversation I had with a chef recently, I realized that we shared a common personality trait: we make life more difficult for ourselves. I also immediately understood that this scenario was a good thing. Let me explain. Chef

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Eating Fresh: So Easy, Even a Caveman Could Do It

Grow Your Own Ever been called a “food snob?” It hurt, didn’t it? After you cried in your vichyssoise (which made it a touch too salty), you probably considered taking refuge in a plate of tiramisu, but the chef soaks

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Organic: What Does It All Mean

Organic, local, biodynamic, ethical, free range, natural, grassfed, and GMO free. Confused? You should be. With so many food buzzwords, so many talking heads in the media using them, and a new “Super Cure Everything Diet” coming out seemingly every

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Wild Food

The magic of Spring Is in the resurrection of the Earth. Green life spouts From under a crust of winter dormancy While we wait with our forks For something fresh to appear. Poetry aside, spring is my favorite season of

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Eating Fresh Locally

Anyone who has read books by Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin or Barbara Kingsolver has heard the same advice: eat fresh foods grown in your area by local farmers. It is the best way to get tasty, healthy foodstuffs and support

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