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    Food Day Kansas City 2014 – Apple Share

    You’re the apple of my eye. An apple for the teacher. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The apple as a positive image is pervasive in our culture. And it just so happens that it’s plentiful in Missouri and Kansas in October. With our trees bursting with fresh, crisp locally grown fruit, apples [...]

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Food Day – October 24, 2014

Food Day is a celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, and a campaign for better food policies. It seeks to:

Promote safer, healthier diets

Support sustainable and organic farms

Reduce hunger

Reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals

Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

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Le Tour + Corsica

Please bear with my exuberance.   Tomorrow is the grand départ of this year’s ever epic Tour de France, the 100th version of the event.  This year the riders — those that remain from the initial 198 – will course over 24 stages and 3,404 kilometers or a tad over 2,115 miles.  (I will discuss their bizarre calorie [...]

Imperiled Mussels

In ancient Greece, electoral votes were cast by scratching the names of candidates inside mussel shells. Centuries later, in one of the earliest (14th century) French cookbook transcripts, Le Viander de Taillevent, a mussel recipe appears—with mint of all things. The reknowned Taillevent rose from meager beginnings as a young kitchen hand by the common [...]

Spuds Redux — Aligote

While I am on the topic… Potatoes are starchy, tuberous herbaceous perennials from the Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family. Peru has been recognized as the birthplace of this highly nutritious culinary staple which has been cultivated for as many as 10,000 years. The potato was introduced to Europe in the 16th century and spread [...]