December 28, 2012 CPR"If it's not me, who's it going to be?" asks Colorado school cafeteria manager Kathy Del Tonto. After serving processed foods in her cafeterias for years, she realized that reducing childhood obesity can begin with her. She now has the lunch ladies making 95 percent of meals from scratch.
November 28, 2012 The mapmakers have amassed some 80 maps for Food: An Atlas, ranging from surplus in Northeast Italy to meat production in Maryland. The goal is to spread information about various food systems so they can be adapted locally.
November 22, 2012 According to poet Kevin Young, the best poems are like the best meals — they're made from scratch. Young has edited a new collection of poems that celebrate the pleasures of food, from "butter disappearing into whipped sweet potatoes" to oysters that taste like "starlight."
October 28, 2012 Get an anatomical education through cakes, cookies, and cocktails. A British museum is hosting an anatomy-themed bake sale this weekend.
October 18, 2012 New research suggests that big-game hunting was part of our past for 2 million years. But according to commentator Barbara J. King, our history as meat-eaters can't explain why we find some animals delectable, like chickens and pigs, and eating others out of the question.
September 20, 2012 What are scuppernongs? Scout's meal in To Kill a Mockingbird is just one of many re-created and captured by Dinah Fried.
August 31, 2012 As many as 40 percent of urban families in sub-Saharan Africa farm in household or commercial gardens. A survey from the United Nations finds that these urban farms, which feed millions of people each year, are in jeopardy if they're not protected during Africa's growth spurt.
August 22, 2012 Once a month Cashion Callaway makes a sit-down soup dinner for her community and teaches people about cooking and nutrition.
August 14, 2012 We found a 1918 menu from Delmonico's, a New York steakhouse. Here's what it taught us about the U.S. economy.
June 25, 2012 How do you cook regional food when you're 5,000 miles from home? Bring your own grano, and hope for a good farmer's market, according to one Italian chef who found himself stranded in D.C. without a few of his favorite ingredients.
June 8, 2012 Food is much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. We're spending more of our grocery money on processed foods. And other insights.