Monday, November 27, 2006


Waste Not, Want Not

another timely seasonal feature from our friends at NPR:

Anthropologist Suggests Ways to Stop Wasting Food

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Morning Edition, November 27, 2006 · If you're feeling guilty about all the food you ate on Thanksgiving, don't dwell on it. Instead, anthropologist Timothy Jones would like you to think of all the food you wasted! Jones says Americans throw away nearly half the food they grow.


School Gardening & Dining (NPR story)

This was a nice feature for Thanksgiving, 2006:

Oregon School Cafeteria Makes It from Scratch


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Third-grader Devina Boughton holds a carrot harvested from her school's garden.

Third-grader Devina Boughton holds a carrot harvested from her school's garden. photo by Jane Greenhalgh NPR © 2006

Morning Edition, November 23, 2006 · Thanksgiving is a time to savor good food, something you don't expect to find in a school cafeteria. In fact, most schools across the country serve reheated, premade food that is trucked in from central kitchens. Daily offerings are often uninspiring: chicken sticks, macaroni and cheese, and pizza.

But there is a move in some parts of the country to bring real cooking back to school kitchens. Last year, Abernathy Elementary School in Portland, Ore., bought a second-hand stove and a big mixer and started cooking all its food from scratch... more>>

Check out the recipes for Pumpkin and Sage Risotto & "Last of Summer" Provencale Soup.

Related story: Kids' Nutrition and the Trickle-Up Effect

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Thursday, November 16, 2006


Fast Food Nation - the movie

Not sure when this is arriving in Eugene, but the dramatization of Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" is getting pretty good reviews:

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