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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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More Plastic in the Ocean than Fish?
Uploaded: Jul 31, 2017
What if the ocean had more plastic than fish?
It's a question being posed by scientists and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They report that plastic is found "in almost every aquatic habitat on Earth—including the ocean, lakes and rivers—and it impacts over half of all marine mammals. From water bottles and plastic bags to straws and coffee cups, the plastic problem is literally in our hands—and we have the power to make positive change."
The majority of throw-away plastics used by Americans comes from our food and grocery store choices. In response, Monterey Bay Aquarium has joined 18 other aquariums across the country to launch a new campaign called In Our Hands
, an effort to educate, reduce single-use plastics, and choose alternatives.
Please check out the website and learn simple actions to reduce your plastic use.
Thank you from the sea.
What is it worth to you?
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