Real food television (webivision).

Real food television (webivision).

I would like to introduce you all to The Perennial Plate. The Perennial Plate is a weekly documentary series dedicated to adventurous sustainable eating. The series follows Perennial Plate founder, Daniel Klein on his adventures eating socially responsible and sustainable food. I just started the first season (there are three), which follows Klein for a … Continue reading

Food messages: who is responsible?

Food messages: who is responsible?

Food media. This term food media is essentially every type of media form that involves food. Food advertisements, cooking shows and magazines, food blogs, you name it. To become more media literate, I find myself asking what purposes do different food media have? Is the purpose to inform? Entertain? Maybe both? Informative food media may … Continue reading

Real bread.

Real bread.

A few weeks ago I was overwhelmed with the opportunity of beginning my new position at Great Harvest Bread. Some of you might know the company because there are over 200 franchises owned nationwide. As a poor college student, I became familiar with my local Great Harvest when I discovered they gave out free slices … Continue reading

Hot soup for sick days.

Hot soup for sick days.

It’s happened. I have the flu, or a cold, or a virus, I’m not sure but it’s been almost a week and I had these amazing carrots and potatoes my roommate bought me from the farmer’s market so I figured it was time for soup! I’m not a canned soup kind of girl, well unless … Continue reading

Whole Foods GMO labeling

Whole Foods GMO labeling

I have to admit I have only shopped at Whole Foods once because I don’t even know where one exists. Vermont doesn’t have any. I would like to visit one now though, and here’s why: Whole Foods’ new GMO labeling policy. A policy put in place earlier this week in which Whole Foods commits to … Continue reading

Kraft Petition

Kraft Petition

If you haven’t heard about 100 Day’s of Real Food‘s Lisa Leake’s and Food Babe‘s Vani Hari’s Kraft petition, you should! The duo is teaming up as the face of consumers demanding better food. If you remember my post about the banned ingredients Food Babe found in U.S. products but not in U.K. products this … Continue reading

The bees’ needs…

The bees’ needs…

There are many articles, both news articles and blog posts that discuss scientific findings. Headlines encouraging the next best diet or the newest super food are posted everyday, so what do you believe? Have you wondered if these authors are summarizing the research article accurately? Not everyone has nutrition and science backgrounds; I mean, have … Continue reading

Finding food fallacies

Finding food fallacies

Food media, in general uses, fallacies of argument to persuade their audience to believe what they are being told. Bandwagon appeals are very popular in food advertisements for example. Since I would like this blog to promote healthy, sustainable, organic food and agriculture I would like to discuss certain organic food and ag fallacies surrounding … Continue reading

The dirty dozen and clean fifteen…

The dirty dozen and clean fifteen…

It was time to go grocery shopping. I had a pound of organic butter and 1/2 gallon of organic sauerkraut in the fridge. Both of which were given to me for volunteering at the NOFA conference last weekend… it was time. Which brings me to the one thing you should remember to bring with you … Continue reading

Food fights: local vs. industrial

Food fights: local vs. industrial

I am now the happy owner of a (shared) Netflix account! Since this fateful day, I have been enjoying one of my favorite pastimes: documentaries. That’s not weird, right? Right. I love ’em all, but social and cultural documentaries surrounding food are my favorite. What can I say? I enjoy being told the obesity epidemic … Continue reading