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“You can’t tell that to a kid”

Can kids handle the truth about industrial meat? We have a great living-history museum nearby. One of those places with relocated old buildings and re-enactors who make you feel like you’ve slipped back to the 19th century. During a visit last year, I was in the...

Talking ’bout a revolution (again)

Tonight’s the official start of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” and I’ll be sitting riveted just like I was Sunday night during the sneak preview. The show has been getting a lot of buzz since then. Good, bad, defensive. I weighed in on the critics in a post earlier...

Yes, we are going to Ben & Jerry’s today

Today is that happy day known as Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. And yes, we will be waiting in line with the rest of the sweet-and-freebie-loving masses. Here’s why: 1. Ben & Jerry’s is a socially conscious and sustainable company that buys...

Talking ’bout a revolution

Why Jamie Oliver’s new show matters (even if you’re not a food snob) “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” series premieres on ABC with a sneak preview tonight*, and already the criticism has begun. To wit: Jamie Oliver is a food snob. He’s a rich food snob....

The Smoothie Hypothesis

Today I showed up at school without a smoothie. There was, however, a shamrock cookie. It did not go well. Some background: For the last two months, I’ve been bringing homemade fruit smoothies* for Tess when I pick her up from school. She started full-day...