Food Revolution Day: Cook it. Share it. Live it.

Jamie Oliver is a celebrity chef known for his creative, Italian-inspired dishes and emphasis on fresh, basic ingredients.  But Oliver’s vision and passion for cooking extends beyond his cookbooks and episodes of Jamie at Home or The Naked Chef on the Food Network.  In 2010, he founded the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (JOFF), a non-profit […]

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Where does your food come from?  Novella Carpenter attempts to answer that questions for herself, and she recounts her stab at urban farming in her book Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.  She starts small in her tiny apartment in the fringe city of Oakland, California by commandeering an abandoned lot behind her […]

How Restaurants Affect Kids’ Eating Habits

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that children consume more calories, soda, fat and sugar while eating at fast food and full-service restaurants than when eating at home. Amidst rising concerns of childhood obesity in the US, this study is an eye-opener for parents and legislators alike. […]