This is the summation of 24 Hours of Reality an world wide event that reported on the state of our world based on the facts. Usually in the morning I look on line for interesting food related items, recipes, ideas, videos. Today I spent an hout watching Al Gore's summation of 24 hours of Climate Reality. It's an hour long and is, to my mind, essential viewing, not only because it gives the latest in factual information about the devastating impact of global warming, but what we can do to change it.
You may be thinking, but what does this have to do with food?
My mantra about cooking and food is a quote from Wendell Berry which I first heard from Alice Waters when I saw her speak at the New Museum this Winter: Eating is an agricultural act. When the planet is devastated by extreme drought, flooding, desertification, record high temperatures and frequent violent storms it is very difficult to grow food. That's the short answer.
Changing habits is very difficult. But continuing to support corporate CAFO made meat, massive monoculture industrial farms, and GMO seeds we only decrease our ability to actually feed ourselves because all of the above mentioned contribute to the devastation of our planet that is portrayed so vividly in the below video.
It's long, but I really think essential viewing:
- Chinese Celebration On Essex
- Rosh Hashanah Menu
- Like Bees to ...Grapes
- Dan Rather Takes on the EPA and Bee Colony Collaps...
- Rosh Hashanah Recipes: Honey Ice Cream, Candied Gi...
- Love This! Fast Food IS MORE EXPENSIVE Than Homem...
- Lower East Side Food Walking Tour
- The Devastation of Irene Lingers On
- Black Walnuts
- Food Rut
- Dine Out Irene
- Inside Big Gay Ice Cream
- Discovery Wines Re-Opens in New Space
- Food and Art
- IF & L
- Google Analytics
- Graham Hill's Mini Ted Talk on: Week Day Veg
- The Line Continues: Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Opens!
- Just Food's Let Us East Local Benefit
- NYC Bike Share Coming in 2012
- City Harvest: The Brooklyn Local = The Best Food E...
- The Lexicon Of Sustainability
- Brooklyn Taco and Heritage Foods Open in the Essex...
- San Gennaro Festival
- Reality: Eating is An Agricultural Act
- Dueling Galettes
- Cooking Up A Storm: Fire Island Menus
- Climate Reality Reminder
- A Walk on Fire Island
- City Harvest Brooklyn Local
- The Cows and the Horses
- Fun on Fire Island
- Khao Sai Gai
- Fire Island
- Street Food in Istanbul
- Tipsy Tart, Bloody Bull and After Eight Ice Cream....
- American Meat
- Heritage Meats and Brooklyn Taco Come to Essex Str...
- Pot Smoking Helps You Lose Weight?
- Morels and More Morels!
- Pad Thai: Local and Seasonal?
- Coffee Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
- Whats for dinner? Frogs?
- Lost Weekend NYC
- The First Concord Grapes of the Season
- Cherry Tomato Pizza
- No Goat Left Behind
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- Urban Food Guy
- New York, New York, United States
- Urbanfoodguy aka Mark Owen Self taught cook with an environmental/political bent. 28 years of cooking experience. I live in Manhattan on the Lower East Side in an apartment with an amazing kitchen thanks to my partner of 21 + years, Neil. In the last 4 years I have focused more and more on food. It started at the same time as I was about to open up my import/retail business LaoLao Handmade. Over these years I have been a private chef, catering and 4 years of Food Styling. I've worked for most of the major food magazines such as : Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. Check out this site for some photos of my work. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network with Bobby Flay and Paula Dean.
Great Folks To Check Out
- A Year of Food Life
- Beths Farm Kitchen
- Chez Pannisse
- City Bakery
- Council on the Environment of NYC
- Cows Unite
- Edible Schoolyard
- Farm Aid
- Food Democracy Now
- Growing Power
- International Peasant Movement
- Mark Bittman
- Marlow & Sons
- National Family Farm Coalition
- Organic Consumers Association
- saxelby cheese blog
- Saxelby Cheese Shop
- Slow Food USA
- Sustainable Table
- Tasting Table
- Ted Talks
- The Daily Green
- The Diner Journal
- The Lodown NYC
- Tree Hugger
- Valley Table
- We Can Solve It