Tag: michael pollan

Real Food, Real Movies: The Contest

Real Food, Real Movies: The Contest

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

From soil and seeds to the Bronx and bees: Fixing food in films of four minutes or less. Sarah Henry reports on the Real Food Media Project’s short documentary contest.

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An Omnivore’s Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

An Omnivore’s Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Making your own cheese and yogurt is all the rage these days. Now a scientist has taken the DIY craze to an entirely new level. She and an artist have made cheeses using the microcritters on their own skin, as well as those from famous folks. The curds are on display at a museum.

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Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

| August 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

The super cheap, super palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

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Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As in his previous books, Michael Pollan argues in “Cooked” that relying on processed food disrupts our link to the natural world and weakens our interpersonal relationships. He joins KQED’s Forum in the studio.

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Fire, Water, Air, Earth: Michael Pollan Gets Elemental In ‘Cooked’

Fire, Water, Air, Earth: Michael Pollan Gets Elemental In ‘Cooked’

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his latest book, the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food turns his attention to how we use the four classical elements to transform plants and animals into food, and argues that home cooking can remake the American food system.

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Edible Education 101:  Sugar Is Not So Sweet After All

Edible Education 101: Sugar Is Not So Sweet After All

| October 6, 2011 | 5 Comments

UC Berkeley students hear about the evils of sugar at popular food politics class.

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Edible Education 101: Rock Stars of Food Movement Teach UC Berkeley Class

Edible Education 101: Rock Stars of Food Movement Teach UC Berkeley Class

| August 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

New UC Berkeley class explores food politics with some of the food movement’s biggest names. The popular class is open to the general public.

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Vegan Resources for Beginners + Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

Vegan Resources for Beginners + Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A look at Oprah’s show on veganism plus a comprehensive list of helpful (and some local) resources for those interested in the lifestyle.

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Who Owns the Deli?

Who Owns the Deli?

| February 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Is the 21st century deli still your grandmother’s deli? Can pastrami love and food consciousness coexist? The owners of Saul’s held a referendum at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay to find out.

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The Infantivore’s Dilemma

The Infantivore’s Dilemma

| October 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Tough times call for tough decisions. The California unemployment rate now stands at over 12 percent, and I’ve been underemployed since April. My cup of beans and rice runneth under, so I’m taking a cue from all those folks who have told me Henry is so cute they could just eat him. In short, I have a modest proposal.

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Hungry for Change: FOOD, INC.

Hungry for Change: FOOD, INC.

| June 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

Last month, Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, an outspoken leader on food safety and animal rights, hosted a special screening of the documentary, FOOD, INC. for a roomful of legislators in Sacramento. Thanks to a friend who works at the capitol, I was able to sneak in.

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KQED Forum: Michael Pollan

KQED Forum: Michael Pollan

| April 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Michael Pollan joins KQED Forum to talk food politics. Find out how he views President Obama’s first 100 days in office, and how the food industry is reacting to calls for simpler ingredients. Plus, Pollan wants to know, what food rules do you live by? Michael Pollan’s most recent book is “In Defense of Food: an Eater’s Manifesto.”

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Eating Locally: Golden Chanterelles

Eating Locally: Golden Chanterelles

| March 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Walking through the Ferry Building recently, I couldn’t pass up locally foraged chanterelle mushrooms from Far West Fungi. Chanterelles first become available to us in the fall, being foraged from the Pacific Northwest. They arrive with the first rains, and they begin to grow closer to San Francisco as we get into wintertime and cooler, rainier weather. Because chanterelles grow as the result of a symbiotic relationship between fungus and host plant (usually a tree), they are always found in the wild and don’t grow outside of a forest environment.

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KQED's Forum: Slow Food Nation

KQED's Forum: Slow Food Nation

| August 27, 2008 | 2 Comments

Listen to Slow Food Nation on KQED’s Forum. This Labor Day weekend San Francisco will host Slow Food Nation — a four day gathering to promote sustainable and healthy food. We talk with organizers and experts in the slow food movement, exploring the connection between our plates and the planet.

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