Leafy Mnemonics

As I mixed greens for a salad this morning, I felt the presence of two dear friends in the kitchen with me.  The mint and fava greens I chopped and dressed to top a dutch baby were strong mnemonics for Anya and Katie: memories called up of brief moments in the past when kismet brought…

Lessons from the Produce Department

This past summer, I worked in the Produce department of a large supermarket in Portland, Oregon. This work allowed me to peek into the intersection of food production and consumption at the most common point of exchange: in the grocery store. It changed the way I look at food on the shelf, the way I…