Biking home through Brownsville, Nora Painten couldn’t help noticing an overgrown vacant lot on Rockaway Avenue, just across from P.S. 323, soaking up the sun. Lots of paperwork and $24,282 through Kickstarter later, Painten now runs a vibrant school garden in the space, teaching little fingers how to plant garlic and teenagers how to turn compost, among other garden tasks.
I’m ashamed to say I can’t remember the first meal I ate at Diner, but there have been plenty since that I’ll never forget.
Brian Luster! We loved his photo of New York ramps, ready to be cooked. Something about the beauty of the bouquet of ramp leaves, the freshness of a local ingredient and the wine in the background (who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine while cooking?) made us smile.
This food book fair is so far up our alley, we wish we could say we’d planned it! The roster of participants includes countless Edible contributors, plus chefs, editors, bloggers and other movers and shakers in the food movement.
Brooklyn-born and -based Melissa Clark is known for her beloved New York Times column “A Good Appetite” and dozens of cookbooks. Whether she’s wielding a knife or the pen, she is approachable, inspiring and knowledgeable about just about everything edible.
A few months back we asked you, dear readers, to cast your votes for your local heroes–the farmer who brings the crispest asparagus and best grassfed beef to market, the restaurant with the stellar local wine list, or that non-profit fighting to improve school food. At long last, the results are in.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was measured in many ways: feet of water, billions of dollars, days of school closures. At Added Value, the Red Hook community farm fueled by the work of youth volunteers, it was measured in pounds of sweet potatoes.
His 2005 documentary ‘Hamburger America’ explores our nation’s relationship with ground beef.
There are a variety of ways to show support for your favorite causes. You can run for cancer, sign a petition against fracking, and now, there’s poetry slamming to raise awareness for food inequality.
In our current issue, Rachel Nuwer profiles Paula Segal—a 34-year-old lawyer who’s organization 596 acres is helping aspiring gardeners gain access to that many abandoned city-owned lots.
City-owned parcels add up—and online tools help turn them green.
This not-for-profit believes we can drink our way to prison reform.