Hands and Lands Project: West Africans Create Cultivate Cook, A Photographic Journey

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My latest work is an ever-evolving multimedia project entitled HANDS and LANDS. For this particular portfolio the focus is on West African Hands Create Cultivate Cook. A journey to parts of West Africa with a focus on agriculture, blacksmiths, metal smiths,

Hands and Lands Project: West African Hands Create, Cultivate, Cook

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My latest work is an ever-evolving multimedia project entitled HANDS and LANDS. Join me in Oakland, CA at the Soul Food Korean Restaurant FUSEBOX for an evening of food, photography, film footage and music to celebrate the hands and lands of

Corn, Mexican Culture and Why Free Trade Threatens Both

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Mexico is at the center of corn biodiversity, which strengthens the ecosystems that sustain the land and its inhabitants. Just as indigenous people, like the native Californians, possessed a deep knowledge of oak management and acorns, in Mesoamerica the same

How Native Americans Are Rescuing Our Food Culture

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Indigenous foods and animals are the backbone of North America and the global food culture. Native Foodways magazine is a new publication that gives voice to the rich diversity and resilience of native people. Young and old are reviving their

Pickled Eggplant Adds To A Seductive Legacy & Update on GMO Eggplant in India

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3-Ingredient Pickled Onions Make Summer Last All Year (via Zester Daily) Summer is bountiful. Now is the ideal time to capture that abundance in preserving jars. By doing so, the labors of your summer harvest or that of your local

Article: Pickled Onions, Pickled Pink, Only 3 Ingredients

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Summer is bountiful. Now is the ideal time to capture that abundance in preserving jars. By doing so, the labors of your summer harvest or that of your local farmers’ can be savored in the late fall, throughout the winter

Article 2/2: An Ideal Way To Add Zing To A Meal With Spicy Apricot Chutney

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Biodiversity offers benefits on a micro as well as macro level. The first part of this series focused on three dynamic individuals working to create a more resilient agricultural landscape in Central Asia. In this second part, we look to

Article 1/2: How Three Experts Tackle Biodiversity’s Imperative

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Why worry about varieties of fruits and nuts decreasing? Multiple tastes, different colors, several growing periods, resistance to pests, drought and environmental disasters —  all these factors rest on maintaining, and now reviving, regions and agricultural practices that grow many

Article & Video: African Origins Of Coffee: Why Sustainability Matters, Article 3/3

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Coffee growers are in crisis. According to Kew Gardens, Arabica coffee falls into the vulnerable extinction risk category, though some suggest a rating of endangered is more apt because of the rapid deforestation in Ethiopia. Further deforestation in other Arabica

Video: Home Roasting Green Coffee Beans from Ethiopia

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Read more about coffee’s Ethiopian origins and its many migrations.

Article & Video: African Origins Of Coffee: Arabica versus Robusta, Article 2/3

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The first article in this series on coffee covered its early roots and routes. Coffee has planted itself all over the globe from the forests of Africa to the Middle East, the Indian Ocean Islands, South and Southeast Asia and

Article: African Origins Of Coffee: Following Roots In Ethiopia, Article 1/3

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A bag of roasted coffee beans. Inhale, then inhale again. The smell delivers comfort, the anticipation of wakefulness and clarity. I first encountered freshly roasted coffee in 1995, when I lived among the Bedouins inside southern Israel. Nicknamed “taht al-nujuum,”

Video: Sarah Khan talks about food, taste, memory with FauHaus students at UW-Madison, WI, Spring 2013

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Article: With A Wealth Of Nutrients, Acorns Vital For Native Californians

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One salient public health fact about indigenous people of California before colonization is that they rarely experienced food shortages or malnutrition. A temperate climate; bountiful fruits and vegetables; game and fish resources; and the especially abundant acorns derived from many

Photo: Tiger Milk and Hands, Ghana, Hands that Feed Series

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