The majority of market share in the grocery industry is held by large chains. Decisions about what products to stock and how much to charge are made at the corporate or regional level. Profits flow out of the community to holding companies or stock holders that own the chain at a national (or even international) […]Read More The Dorchester Community Food Co-Op
In the late 18th century, France struggled with wheat shortages, starvation, and food riots. Antoine-Augustin Parmentier believed he had a solution. As a prisoner in Germany during the Seven Years War, Parmentier was introduced to the potato. He was an avid believer in the potato’s health benefits and potential as a wheat alternative. The French […]Read More Parmentier’s Potato Project
Recently, several people have asked me to tell them more about my book. It is called A Taste of Broadway: Food in Musical Theater. It will be launching in January from Rowman & Littlefield. I’m not sure which book stores will carry it, but it’s available for pre-order now from Amazon (click here for the […]Read More A Taste of Broadway – Coming Soon!
In August, my extended family spent ten days in Portugal. Our apartment in Lisbon had an amazing view of the city. We’d often spend the evenings enjoying a pitcher of sangria or a bottle of wine while discussing the day and watching the world go by outside. Here’s a photo: Throughout the trip, we encountered […]Read More Dinner Party in Portugal
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