Closing thoughts from Chef’s Collaborative

Cajun rice farmer Kurt Unkel summed up what’s happening in the local food movement all across the country when he speaks about what is happening in his little corner of the world, Kinder, LA. “There’s a big change underway with the people on the ground, the mothers and the young people and the choices they’re […]

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The Most Important Fish in the Sea

Just when you think you have a handle on the most pressing issues of the day, you learn there’s a new one. The Chef’s Collaborative Summit kicked off today with a reception and Gulf oyster tasting, preceded by a few short speeches concerning the oceans. Alison Fairbrother of the watchdog Public Trust Project delivered the […]

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Sustainable Seafood Chronicles

As I prepare to take a long trip down South for the Chef’s Collaborative Summit in New Orleans and the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium and Delta Divertisement in Oxford and Greenwood, Mississippi, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I hope to learn on the trip. The Symposium is something I’m really excited about, and […]

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Green Tomato Guy, Plantations, and Modern America

This is the post that ground this blog to a halt several months ago. The reasons will be obvious as the writing reveals. I embarked on this blog in the beginning to do something rather shallow – promote Big Jones, sell specials, announce special events, and the like – and eventually, about two years ago, […]

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