Seafood fraud

Oceana’s studies reveal mislabeling nationwide

April 2, 2013

Buyer beware: Watch out for your wallet and your health.

To meat, or not to meat?

Food and judgment

February 13, 2012

Not-so-easy choices in the Big Easy.

The evolution of fresh food

Back to the land — or at least to the farmers’ market

January 19, 2012

Will this love for “local” last? Or is it the next victim of food fashion?

Just food

Uncovering the “food system” behind our meals

July 13, 2011

There’s so much more to our food than just eating it.

Almost meatless

How one woman decided to change what she ate

June 20, 2011

Better meat, less meat.

Good enough

Acknowledging limits — of the mind and in the kitchen

April 1, 2011

A restaurant meal proves challenging.

Fish for a crowd

Redefining sustainable eating in Southeast Asia

February 17, 2011

Michael Straus busts out of ‘the Bay Area eco-foodie bubble’ and turns his attention to a Burmese village.

Brain food

Junk food changes your behavior

November 29, 2010

Even subliminal fast food makes you feel rushed.

Farm ec

What our customers teach us

May 14, 2010

A Canadian farmer explains why he keeps it local.

What is FoodHub?

A new website makes it easy for growers and buyers to meet

March 22, 2010

An inside view of Ecotrust’s online directory and marketplace for local food.

Not eating animals

The factory system of raising animals to eat is, plainly, disastrous

March 10, 2010

Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Eating Animals’ changed her outlook.

Gourmet on a budget

Practical tips, not fuzzy logic

March 4, 2010

Growing your own food and raiding your own pantry aren’t free.

Help the hungry at the holidays

An op-ed from a regional food charity

December 22, 2009

Food Lifeline helps thousands.

Job wanted

Food-poisoning lawyer looking for work

July 31, 2009

“HR 2749 is the first meaningful food-safety legislation in 50 years.”

“Pro Food is . . .”

A food entrepreneur defines a new term for eaters

June 30, 2009

Are you Pro Food?

The new foodie

One man’s call for creative thinking

June 8, 2009

Isn’t there a better term than “foodie”?

The ethics of eating

Consider the farmworkers

May 19, 2009

An eater visits farmworker housing, and is forever changed.

Rethinking our food priorities

Let’s hear it for egg ladies

March 31, 2009

Now’s an important time to support local growers.

Save the museum!

This Copia fan doesn’t want to see it all end

December 8, 2008

If Copia fails, much will be lost.

The future of food

Can Slow Food move beyond its elitist image?

September 4, 2008

Live the Slow Food ideal without breaking the bank.


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Dinner Guest

The gamification of cooking

Earning points

Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

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