Food Reporting at its Finest

I am fascinated by the work of Michael Pollen, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food. Listen to his great interview with Terry Gross of Fresh Air, which aired tonight.

(Note: Look at the above link I sent you to for The Omnivore’s Dilemma — they came out with a mass market edition of the book! They never come out with mass market editions of nonfiction books, other than like, Silent Spring!)

Among all the interesting tidbits I learned, I was particularly excited about Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden. I longed to find a picture of her down in the dirt of her garden, but the Library of Congress archives failed to turn up any gems.

I regret that Toby and I have neglected this blog, which still takes up a significant portion of my creative brain space. Alas, I am teaching an after-school program, coaching track, co-chairing the Math Team, did I mention our classroom library is up to 1,304 books, and I’m working at Display and Costume until Halloween, so perhaps after that I will be cooking more frequently…

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Organizing what you’ve clipped

Yesterday on NPR‘s All Things Considered, our local station ran a commentary by Seattle Times restaurant reporter Nancy Leson on how she got her recipe collection under control. It includes some great tips for keeping newspaper recipes from being tattered and keeping them grease-free, so I thought it was relevant.

Download the podcast here. Happy organizing! (I can’t WAIT to show you the stash of recipes my mom has amassed)

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