Tale of Two Cities + one, and their farmers markets

Actually a village and two towns, but that’s not how the book title reads. In a true embarrassment of riches, I live within a 10-minute drive of three farmers markets, and each is different.

The upscale Pleasantville Farmers Market is where we go to shmooze first with our friends and buy stuff second. Replete

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Food with a Purpose

I recently attended ExpoWest, where I turbo-shopped through thousands of booths at the Anaheim Convention Center. Apparently I was in good company – reports say that 63,000 folks in the industry attended, setting a new record. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my observations, along with introducing a few of the inspiring

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Sugar or HFCS? Too Much Says NHANES

Whether it’s sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, we still get too much. 16% of total calories says NHANES. Read, Sweet Revenge, Chefs Pour on the Sugar in wsj online.

Shopping and Chopping Green

When I visited Israel in the early 1980s, I was charmed by the practice of bringing one’s own shopping bags to the grocery store. Forgetting one’s bags meant limiting the shopping list to those foods that could be carried home bag-free. Plastic grocery bags seemed so much smarter. Fast forward 25 years

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