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My summer goal this year is to learn to can and preserve. I’m all about self-improvement, but I just don’t feel like I’m going to get around to speaking fluent French, keeping bees or sewing my own sundresses in the next couple of months. It’s the right season to preserve produce at it’s peak, so now is the perfect time to start. And doesn’t that lady in the Canadian WWI “Waste Not Want Not” poster look wise? I anticipate that I will look that wise by the end of the summer due to my newfound canning knowledge. Read More
The protection of wild and captive elephants isn’t something that comes on my radar very often, but in the documentary One Lucky Elephant that opens tomorrow, it is an issue that is depicted with all of it’s complexities and a heartfelt look at true friendship. David Balding adopted Flora, an orphaned baby African elephant, and started a circus with her as the central performer. After spending 16 years together, David realizes that Flora is no longer enjoying performing; she is restless and in need of interaction with other elephants. Read More
One day talking to her friend via web cam, Hannah Hart opened a bottle of wine and improvised a cooking show. Her friend found it so funny she suggested that Hannah share it with her friends over the Internet. And thus the webseries My Drunk Kitchen was born.  In each episode Hannah cracks open a bottle of wine, or two, and teaches her viewing public how to make tasty dishes such as grilled cheese (but she forgot to check to make sure that she had cheese) or cookies (no baking pans). Read More
Remember the episode of Friends were Ross gets so repulsed that Susan has tasted Carol’s breast milk? Joey and Phoebe taste Carol’s milk while Ross remains completely horrified: “There's nothing wrong with it. I just... I just don't think breast milk is for adults.” Miriam Sun opened a four-day store in late April retailing cheese made from breast milk called The Lady Cheese Shop. Read More
Everybody loves Jamie, Gordon, Emeril and Mario, but food isn’t a boys club by any means. While the cult of the celebrity chef has its fair share of males, the contributions of women to American food are undeniably important in shaping our food culture and community. Last week Gourmet listed their top 50 women in food, from Julia Child leading the list to Julie Powell rounding it off. The list is informed from an American perspective but includes important foreign imports like Clotilde Dusoulier, Madhur Jaffrey
 and Harumi Kurihara. Read More