Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.

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The Sexism of Food and Our Kitchens: Foodie Underground


Column If we want to talk about more cooking at home, we also have to talk about sexism.

I have always been an advocate of cooking. If there is one thing you can do to better your diet and better your food choices, I really do believe it’s opting to make your own food at home.

There’s a current trend in food media that echoes this sentiment: Michael Pollan’s most recent book “Cooked”, food television shows devoted to quick and easy food preparation, and every single blog devoted to making your own yogurt/butter/kombucha/almond butter/kale infused …

The Power of Nature: The Coast, a Short Film

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We so often turn to our modern amenities to give us answers, but sometimes we need a reminder of the power of nature to keep us balanced. 

Many of us have turned to nature in search of answers. In search of solitude. In search of healing.

Because we are so often separated from nature, if we give into it, nature has the power to pull us back in, to transform.

Personally, my most transformative moments have always been in the outdoors. They have come through feeling vulnerable, through being challenged to …

20 Other Things the $20 Million for Soylent Could Have Gone To: Foodie Underground


Column What if we didn’t invest in food replacements like Soylent, but real food instead?

Unless you somehow missed what Soylent is, it’s an attempt at providing people with all the nutritional elements that a healthy diet would give them in one single drink.

The brainchild behind it is a 20-something tech guy named Rob Rhinehart, who we can only assume was so busy coding that he was annoyed at the idea of having to waste time on cooking and eating. Wouldn’t it just be better if you could drink a smoothie and …

Year-Round Locavore: Eat Local No Matter What The Season, 5 Tips From Meghan Boledovich at NYC’s PRINT


Can you eat local in winter? Of course you can!

In the deep cold of winter it’s hard to remember those days of endless sun and diverse produce, isn’t it? These days, when we talk about the “eat local” movement, a comment reaction is, “sure, that’s easy to do in summer, but I don’t want to just eat root vegetables all winter long!”

Certainly, root vegetables can get a bad rap when we’ve been eating them for too long, and there’s no denying that after a few too many rounds of roasted potatoes …

Charlie Hebdo: Over 1 Million Gather in Paris for Unity, But Answers are Hard to Find


One thing is sure: the attacks on Charlie Hebdo raise many questions and uncertainty about how we will all move forward. 

Living in Paris, the last week has been tragic.

Wednesday’s attacks on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo put the city into a state of mourning, many gathering in the evenings at Place de la République to pay their respects to the slain.

There are many things to say about last week’s events, many things to analyze. One thing is sure: there is no right answer, no right policy for moving forward. If we are to …

McDonald’s New Advertising Proves the Fast Food Chain Really is Evil (And Not Because It Hates Kale): Foodie Underground


ColumnMcDonald’s does not have your best interest at heart.

I saw a video last week from a new McDonald’s advertising and marketing campaign. It irked me. No, it pissed me off. Not because the video showed some super sized glossy burger with comments like “vegetarians, foodies, and gastronauts kindly avert your eyes” and “you can’t get juiciness like this from soy or quinoa.”

I couldn’t care less that McDonald’s is coyly trying to offend me. Making fun of foodies isn’t evil in any sense of the word, even if you spat out your chia seed …

7 Healthy Seeds You Need to Add to Your Diet Today


These healthy seeds can serve as great snacks and beyond.

As we enter a new year, many of you are looking for ways to eat healthier, and if there’s one area of your diet to start with it’s snacks. Many of us snack almost unconsciously, just grabbing a handful of whatever’s in front of us. But snacking doesn’t have to be bad for you; as long as you are intentional with what you’re consuming, a great snack can give you the extra boost you need to get you through the day.

If there’s one …

Surprise! It’s 2015 and Fast Food is Still Bad For You: Foodie Underground


Column Fast food isn’t just bad, over the last two decades, it has gotten worse.

While you were partying away to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, you might have missed the latest study about fast food. Spoiler alert: it’s still bad for you. Actually, a lot of it is worse for you than it used to be.

Researchers at Tufts University took a look at nutritional information at three unnamed fast food chains (the Los Angeles Times thinks it’s McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s) all the way …