Do you know your farmer? Do you know where your food comes from, each and every day? Inviting Americans to join a national conversation about local and regional food systems, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new USDA initiative this week.
The White House released an inspiring new video this week, starring First Lady Michelle Obama, Chef Sam Kass, and the Bancroft Elementary students who helped plant the kitchen garden. Click through to watch ... there's a cool time lapse video of the garden's growth and historical footage from a 1944 "Victory Gardens" film.
When I first heard about Time for Lunch, a national campaign to get real food in schools, it sounded like an admirable cause, but I wasn't instantly moved to action. I don't have kids, I grew up bringing my lunch to school, and my interests lean toward home cooking, not cafeteria meals.
But the more I thought about the health of the 30 million children who eat at school, not getting involved was no longer an option. With lawmakers considering the Child Nutrition Act this September, here are a few things we can all do...
Last Thursday the President had a chat with reporters about health care, healthy eating, and staying fit. Then he mentioned that he might like to see a farmers market right in front of the White House!
Read on for his quote and more about his thoughts on school food.
A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned a British study claiming that organic food is no more nutritious than conventionally grown food. After the news broke, a rousing debate emerged in newspaper columns and Web sites. What are your thoughts on this issue?
According to Michael Ruhlman, there is a difference! In a recent blog post, he describes foodies as those who love the shiniest equipment and the newest ingredients, and follow the antics of top chefs the way others follow the NFL. By contrast, cooks simply, well, cook. Do you agree?
If you follow Mark Bittman's NY Times blog, The Minimalist, and you've been paying attention this past year, you maybe have noticed that Mark Bittman has been paring down on the luxuries and focusing on the sustainable.
He was on Good Food this past week talking with Evan Kleiman about his non-diet diet and how it's changed the way he thinks about food. Did you know he's lost 35 pounds?!
We just read that there is going to be an early harvest at the White House today: some of that big, beautiful vegetable garden is getting harvested by kids from Bancroft Elementary, the same kids who helped First Lady Michelle Obama plant the garden to begin with. We're slightly jealous: our garden doesn't have much to harvest yet! What about yours?
Each Saturday, we make it a special point to tune in to Evan Kleiman's radio program Good Food. Our favorites from this week's show included an explanation for the ice cream headache, a very personal story about one woman's quest to change food safety laws, and a look at a different kind of beekeeping. What were yours?