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Resources for good food
Local eating, sustainable agriculture
Barbara Kingsolver and her family spent a year eating only locally grown, reared or caught food (well, almost entirely). The book’s companion site offers a wealth of resources on “locavore” eating, sustainable agriculture, community gardening, and political action, as well as recipes.
Help people escape poverty through agricultural gifts and grants by making a donation to Heifer International. Heifer helps people develop their own sustainable agricultural enterprises through programs that provide livestock and education.
Subscribe to a free recipe newsletter at Worldwide Recipes. Each week is built around a theme and provides a full meal’s worth of recipes (except for the weeks with themes like “great desserts”). The Chef favors fresh, whole ingredients—no cans of condensed soup in these offerings! Premium subscribers get extra features. Remember, Nice Is Good.
Find a wealth of cooking resources at Epicurious. Sponsored by Gourmet and Bon Appetit, Epicurious offers recipes, forums, videos, a food dictionary, and more.
Joining forces and taking action
The Slow Food Movement has two sites, the US site and the international site. Slow Food is about “living the slow life,” taking time to enjoy good food and a good life with family and friends. The site offers forums, resources, and access to local chapters (“convivia”).
Second Harvest is the nation’s food bank network, providing assistance to millions of Americans every year.
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