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The above photograph (by Donna Turner Ruhlman) is of family meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The below essay was originally published by Finesse, Thomas Keller’s magazine, in an issue that explores the notion of community. In light of the brouhaha begun last week over a study arguing that the family meal is a romantic ideal rather than a simply a good idea, an elite foodie construct that merely makes overstressed middle class moms feel guilty, I’m posting it here. On re-reading, it may seem a bit over the top. But then …?   Is “Community” Important? Community. How nice. Hippies bagging granola in co-ops. Neighbors spending an afternoon weeding a communal garden filled with tomatoes and basil, bell peppers and a couple of bean plants. Isn’t that special? How Berkeley! Let’s make it Read On »

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Looking at how kids eat during their meals at school and discovered three different experiences, via NYT.

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TCHO is changing how chocolate is being made and how it tastes, via Civil Eats.

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Two students in NYC have come up with a program that allows low income families to exchange compost for fresh produce, via Greatist.

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Motown is becoming a city that wants its citizens to be more aware of fresh food and urban gardening, via Civil Eats.    

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