Return to Chez Panisse: This Time, It Was Love
This was one of the most difficult posts I’ve written or attempted to write in some time. When Chez Panisse is the topic du jour, there is so much to be said. Anyone who has heard me talk about Chez Panisse has willingly engaged in an impassioned (at least) 5 minute soliloquy to what has become one of my favorite restaurants ever. The problem is I already wrote a very...
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to...– ee
Way Scarier Than Halloween →
The FDA is currently considering an application for genetically engineered (GE) salmon to enter the U.S. food supply. The Massachusetts-based AquaBounty’s, proclaims this creature as a miracle fish that achieves full size at twice the normal speed. To be clear, this is technically a drug not a fish. It is vital that we educate ourselves on matters of public and environmental health and demand...
The Flavor of Apples and a Sip of Fall →
Rustic Calvados, distilled from cider, can defy our expectations of brandy.
Here is the interview in its entirety.
The Funniest Moments Of Michael Pollan & Stephen... →
Last night, Michael Pollan was on the Colbert Report. This video is a highlight reel of his appearance. We are still psyched from his visit to Nopa, but more psyched that he was able to talk about his new book Food Rules to hundreds of thousands of members of “Colbert Nation”. He does well with Colbert’s prodding and conservative caricature; playing nice while picking and...
Tasting Chablis from 2009
David Feldstein talks to Nopalese David Feldstein works for Atherton Wine Imports. He is an eccentric man, Burgundy enthusiast and longtime friend of the restaurant. David spends most of his time in Paris, remaining within striking distance to many of the vineyards and producers that he sells here in the States. Atherton is well known for their portfolio of fine Burgundy and is the direct and...
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…for fresh writing on ancient topics; or mature prose observing the sprouts of radical ideas; raw information about sustainable growth and breaking down organic matter; seasonal perspectives on change and transformation; fire; attempts to digest the indigestible; or perhaps harsh posts on the rocks or by the fence over the battles of food and politics; or maybe subtle musings with...
A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs →
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.– Steve Jobs final words
We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity...