Food For Thought: Public Markets as Economic Catalyst?

The Project for Public Spaces published an article this month calling for a national study on the economic impact of public markets, with one of the goals being to find out just how many jobs are and might be created by the development and presence of a public market in a community. This would be … Continue reading

In honor of Pi day…

… I bring you Pi Week: my 8 (3 + 1 for good luck + 4) favorite/recommended pies (and their accompanying recipes)! But first a little background for the non-math geeks out there: Pi day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant known as pi, which is used in many geometric equations and begins … Continue reading

Food News: PepsiCo funds Yale Nutritional Science Fellowship

As announced in a press release from Yale Medical School, PepsiCo is funding a new fellowship in Nutritional Science. Okay, what kind of Orwellian world has Yale Med decided to create in the name of a little wad of green inked paper? Taking funds from the corporate giant that stands to lose good PR, if … Continue reading

Food News: Rubbing Salt in the Wound

With rising public interest and awareness in the relationship between food and health, city officials across the country have jumped aboard the grassroots bandwagons with enthusiasm, proposing and then passing laws to eliminate trans-fats from restaurant foods, require restaurants to prominently display calorie and other nutritional information on their menus, grade food establishments on a … Continue reading