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Food

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Recipe For Strawberry Bliss

Learn the word ennui. Resolve to do something meaningful with your life. Do something selfish and stupid instead. Go to prison.

By Steven Stampone March 2020
Readers Write

Nourishment

Dad’s leftover stew, the kids’ Lunchables, coffee and pie with a friend

By Our Readers January 2020
The Sun Interview

To Free Ourselves, We Must Feed Ourselves

Leah Penniman On Bringing People Of Color Back To The Land

We have food apartheid, a system of segregation that relegates certain people to food abundance and others to food scarcity. If you’re a black child in America, you are twice as likely to go to bed hungry tonight as a white child.

By Tracy Frisch July 2019
The Dog-Eared Page

Make This Simple Test

Guess which of your organs recognize it. Guess whether it is welcomed to their temples. Guess how it figures in their prayers. Guess how completely you become what you eat. Guess how soon.

By W.S. Merwin July 2019
One Nation, Indivisible

July 2019

Featuring Carolyn Raffensperger, Michael Ableman, Malidoma Somé, and more.

July 2019
Quotations

Sunbeams

If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t.

Michael Pollan

July 2019
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Show Day

The Crandells participated in 4-H the way we did everything: bargain hunting, doing odd jobs, and keeping costs and desires to a minimum.

By Doug Crandell June 2019
Readers Write

Restaurants

Two grenades, the NAACP, a changed man at the farmers’ table

By Our Readers October 2016