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Happy Thanksgiving!

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown. You don’t need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks seems like …

News You May Have Missed

From professional advice for photographing pollinators to understanding how conservation agriculture is changing farming methods, here are just a few recent UC Food Observer stories to start your work week. …

October is National Cookbook Month

A “cookbook” is described by Oxford Dictionaries as a “book containing recipes and other information about the preparation and cooking of food.” But the best cookbooks always seem to be …

Podcasts We Love: Part 1

One of the miracles of the digital age is the ease with which people can produce podcasts. There’s an immediacy and informality in many of them that appeal to me. …

A Talk with Chef John Ash

When it comes to local, seasonal foods expertly matched with wine, the name Chef John Ash often comes to mind. After all, the two-time James Beard Award winning author, educator …

Q&A with journalist Marc Frank

“When it comes to food, I would say that I eat more healthy than I did, and less.”          – Marc Frank, on his diet in Cuba   There’s …

Food Literacy Center Reaches Next Generation

Sacramento has been called America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital in recent years. The region has 1.5 million acres of farmland that grows more than 120 crops. There are 40 farmers markets. And …

A Trip to America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

For centuries, the Sacramento Delta region has been an important agriculture center, thanks to its year-round, Mediterranean growing climate. So, it’s not really surprising that Mayor Kevin Johnson declared in …

Decolonize Your Diet

Say “Mexican food” and many people have images of fried foods, smothered in cheese, with plenty of sour cream.  It’s delicious food, but not considered particularly healthy cuisine that fights …