This morning in the New York Times, author Andrew Beahrs contributed an op-ed piece on the vanishing place of wild foods on the American holiday table. Invoking Mark Twain and the original pilgrims, he recounts the local diversity that once graced our meals and the gradual shift towards sameness and domestication. I do have a [...]
Entries from November 2008
November 26th, 2008 · No Comments
November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments
The panelists involved in last night’s inaugural food labor event offered us sobering perspectives on agricultural workers, as well as hopeful and heartfelt encouragement to continue advocating about these issues. Food labor is an issue that should be important to all eaters, but it is one that can be intimidating to address. Nevertheless, it is [...]
November 17th, 2008 · No Comments
As we get ready to launch our series of events on fair food labor, it is important to remember the other aspect of the “fair” commitment in Slow Food’s mission: fair access to food.
On Sunday, The Oregonian devoted an article to the disparities between neighborhood access to grocery stores around Portland. Even in our town, [...]