Healthy, Meet Delicious

Healthy, Meet Delicious

Very happy to read Mark Bittman’s new column. He’s not only one of my favorite recipe-writers (How to Cook Everything is opened on a nearly daily basis around here), he’s a fantastic writer. Love to read him wax rhapsodic about a meal or pick apart the foodie – I mean, flexitarian – movement.

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Free Movie Nights in San Diego! (led by yours truly)

If you live around the San Diego area, please come to my movie nights!

March 4:  “Food, Inc.”

March 18:  “Food Fight”

Movies are FREE.  Please RSVP for childcare.

More about these documentaries:

Food IncFood Inc. is a look at our nation’s food industry and how it has negatively affected our health. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary (2008).

Food Fight offers an overview of American agricultural policy, food culture, and the organic food movement, with a focus on California’s contributions to cuisine.Food Fight

Stasi McAteer will guide us in discussing these films.

Location: St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

1050 Thomas Avenue, Pacific Beach

For more information and to RSVP for childcare, please contact Deann Ayer at 202.486.0690 or deann.standrewspb@gmail.com

Happy cows!

Here’s a dose of happy for your Monday morning:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-where-cows-are-happy-and-food-is-healthy.html

If you prefer watching to reading, this video basically says it all (plus cute cows!): http://nyti.ms/PclBRA

The only thing not in the vid that I loved from the article is the part about how he’s running a “bovine retirement home” – when a cow is too old to be profitably productive, instead of slaughtering her, Bansen may trade her to a smaller family farm, or use her to suckle newborn calves. I love that!

I can’t imagine that older (grand)mama cow doesn’t get a little satisfaction from being wet nurse to the little ones!