Category: Story

Cooking for Others

“The work itself — cooking delicious, interesting food and cleaning up after cooking it — still feels as fresh and honest and immensely satisfying as ever.” — Gabrielle Hamilton Written by Lee Schneider Despite everything, DineLA is going as planned next week with 300 restaurants taking part. This is a semi-annual restaurant festival designed to… Read more »

Black Lives Matter

The climate crisis can be overwhelming, but it’s not the only crisis we struggle with now. Systemic, deep-seated racism, police brutality against people exercising their right to protest, and police violence against members of the media are just a few fires burning in the last week. An ongoing pandemic, almost an afterthought, joins the rest.… Read more »

Radical Self-Reliance

Written by Brooke Newberry Living in the land of the plenty comes with the perils of choice. Choices that shape our day, our influence, and our future. Such baggage of bounty! What do we do when the oldest and largest industry on the planet doesn’t sustainably manage its production — or its waste?  Along with… Read more »

Soil as an Antidepressant

Written by Brooke Newberry Cooped up and shuttered in place in a time of doubt and insecurity means many of us are holding on to the edge of our sanity, searching for answers and escapes. Bill Mollison, renowned biologist and co-creator of permaculture, held the stance that “the solutions to complex problems can oftentimes be… Read more »

A New Manifesto

Written by Lee Schneider It’s time to launch Season Two of the Future of Food podcast. We are going into production on ten new episodes. Here’s what’s changing. Future of Food will become a podcast about eating better for ourselves and for the planet. We’ll be interviewing activists and change-makers, visiting innovative restaurants, sampling food… Read more »

Avocado, Superstar

Avocado Superstar on Futurefood

When you encounter an avocado today, you meet a superfood at the apogee of its culinary fame. The toast it rests upon in the wildly popular menu item of avocado toast may be nothing less than a throne. The avocado’s culinary status wasn’t always lofty. Just like movie stars improve on their names (Judy Garland… Read more »