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California Food News

From re-introducing ancient crops to understanding the ecological benefits of working landscapes in California, these recent food and agriculture stories should not be missed. Ranching Cattle in California It may …

Q&A: Millennial Author Eve Turow Paul

In the United States, there are approximately 80 million Millennials, which includes the generation born roughly between 1982 to 2002. Half of them call themselves “foodies,” according to research by …

Q&A with author Sophie Egan

I recently ran into Sophie Egan, who works as the director of programs and culinary nutrition for the Strategic Initiatives Group at The Culinary Institute of America. I am a …

The Art of Plants

It was a hot September morning and I was wandering the exhibition halls of the Heirloom Seed Expo in Santa Rosa, California, when some striking botanical illustrations caught my eye. …

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. …

A Chat with UC Farm Advisor Ben Faber

If you ask Ben Faber about a typical day as UC Farm Advisor working on Subtropical Crops, Soils and Water issues, he’ll tell you they simply don’t exist. “Nothing is …

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 …