Cinco de Mayo Countdown: Ruboroso ‘Rita

During a particularly indulgent and somewhat girly facial, my ever-stylish friend, Frances, mentioned she’d discovered the perfect margarita. She ran the ingredients past me. Twice. And while it’s hard to take notes when relaxing with closed eyes, cultivating a rosy complexion, I managed to remember the highlights: tart grapefruit, sweet berries, bitters, basil, and of course blanco tequila. Turns out, Frances had consulted a pro, “Bartender Brandon” of Atlanta... Read More

Cinco de Mayo Countdown: Prickly Pear Margarita

Our countdown to a day-long fiesta begins ambitiously, with a recipe not for the faint of heart — or fingers. We found these instructions for an authentic, Texas-inspired Prickly Pear ‘Rita at, and if a pair of leather gloves isn’t among your typical kitchen tools, now might be the time to visit the garage. Sweet Southwestern prickly pears usually find their way to local markets having been cleaned of their tiny thorns, but if you get one fresh off... Read More

How to Feed 300 Million Insatiable Americans?

Yul Kwon (of Survivor fame) shares a savory first bite of food sourcing systems and costs in PBS’ first episode of America Revealed: Food Nation (53 minutes). Food Nation: America Revealed Watch Food Nation on PBS. See more from America Revealed.  Read More

Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat





        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

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