food

The Biotic Woman: Breast Milk is the Best Milk?

New York City chef Daniel Angerer has caused a bit of a stir this week—anger, if you will, ha!—after posting a recipe for "mommy's milk" cheese on his blog last month. You might think as a vegan,... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: You Say Tomato...

Recently, I was writing with a former-chef friend about her own organic crop cultivation. When comparing her own organic heirloom varieties to the pathetically pale tomatoes for sale in her Canadian market, she said the following: "Tomato production is a truly shocking field. Have you ever been to... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: A Conversation About Carnism with Melanie Joy (Pt. 2)

A professor and psychologist who works to promote empowering relationships between humans, animals, and the earth, Dr. Melanie Joy recently spoke with me at length about her new book,... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: A Conversation About Carnism with Melanie Joy (Pt. 1)

People often think about vegetarianism or veganism as an ethical framework or intentional life choice, but in her new book, Why We Love... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Talking to Ruby Roth

You don't have to be a full time animal rights activist to spread the good word about healthy food, climate change, and women's and children's rights. Ruby Roth, author and illustrator of the recently released That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About... Read more »

Open Thread: Thanksgiving

Way back when I was but a young feminist in a WGS 101 class, my professor asked the class to describe our Thanksgiving traditions as a way of further explaining the notion of gender norms. As more and more students told tales of men sitting on the couch watching television while women basted... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Marthe Distel, the First Top Chef

With Top Chef boiling down to its final two episodes (go Jennifer, go!) now seems as good a time as any to delve into the history of the fancy world of professional chefs. From Top Chef (yes, a television series, but fancy nonetheless) to the James Beard Award, there are tons of impressive... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Mike Isabella

Fans of Bravo’s Top Chef this season know there’s been one “cheftestant” that everyone with a remote control and an appetite for snarkiness loooves to hate: Douche de la Semaine... Read more »

Jonathan Safran Foer is "Against Meat." What about you?

Today The New York Times published their food issue. (Mmm…) And while all of the articles are interesting (... Read more »

Women, Film, and Food

Having spent the weekend filling my freezer with late summer goodness from my local farmer’s market and finding out about Lisa Jervis’s new book... Read more »

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