Culinary Arts and Indigenous Foods

Monday, June 15, 2015

Having instructed in Pima Community College’s Culinary Arts program for over 10 years, I’m familiar with all the standard practices—what students need to know to survive in the restaurant industry, to open a bakery, or just to ensure they (not to mention their friends and their family!) will eat good food for the rest of their lives. But over that time…

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Tips for Shopping at a Farmers’ Market

Monday, August 26, 2013

Farmers’ markets are a great way to get fresh, healthy food while supporting your local farmers directly. We have some great markets in Tucson and compared to other states, we have plenty of room for future growth. But a farmers’ market is different from the grocery store and even veteran shoppers could use a tip.

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The Difficulty in Defining Local, as It Pertains to MyPlate

Thursday, January 3, 2013

During our MyPlate project—our attempt to experiment with USDA’s MyPlate project in our local food context—some tough questions came up.  The first question was, obviously, “What does local…

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