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Foodie Underground: What Are You Traveling With?

ColumnWhen chocolate and sea salt just aren’t an option. Five minutes before I needed to be out the door I was running around like a madwoman. Leaving is always like this, even if it’s just for a short trip. Trash taken out? Check. Wallet? Check. Computer? Check. Computer charger? Check. […]

How Investment Bankers Cause Starvation

You can forget the familiar argument about whether or not sustainable, organic agriculture can feed a growing population, or whether we need genetically modified foods to increase production. It’s nothing more than a Red Herring. It’s not that we don’t have enough food to feed the world. The problem is […]

Change We Can Believe In

I hate to admit it, but I’m an instant gratification kind of gal. On the rare occasions that I rouse myself to do something positive, I like to be rewarded with the immediate and obvious results of my efforts. When I clean, I want to see a sparkling and orderly house […]

Foodie Underground: When Food Equals Love

ColumnInternet dating for the food loving crowd. It was the usual, Friday afternoon internet surf: half an hour spent scouring blogs, trying to track down some new recipes. As I scrolled down the Eater page a banner ad on the right side caught my attention – impressive, given my usual […]

Foodie Underground: Celebrating Tradition

The past month has been a whirlwind, and I’m sure I’m not alone. The holidays have a knack for making a full month seem like only a week. But somehow we all find the time to cram in parties, celebrations and festive attire. Staying far away from any commercial establishments, […]

Pimp My Wildlife Vehicle

I was sitting in traffic recently, when I noticed that the license plate in front of me featured a majestic bald eagle, its wings spread in flight above a caption that instructed me to “Conserve Wildlife.” Clearly this is a worthwhile sentiment, although I was surprised to see it on […]

Walmart and Geo Girl: Growing Up Is for Keeps

Forget Generation Y. Marketers are on to an even more valuable group: Generation Z. Eight to twelve year old girls represent a $2 billion market that is totes untapped. In the great American spirit of seizing every opportunity because it’s there, a company named Pacific World Brand has partnered with […]

The Goldberg Variations: A Love Letter to My Ex

I am the first to admit that I am, at best, a mediocre environmentalist. My crimes against the planet are too long to list, but even the highlight reel makes me cringe: I take really long hot showers, for the simple and idiotic reason that I’m so busy daydreaming I forget to turn off the […]

Sex by Numbers: No-Dieting Tips for Trimming 10 Pounds

ColumnSkip the weight loss centers and the elliptical machines, there are other fun ways to drop unwanted pounds. Last spring, I set sail from the States to Europe, where I’m now a legal resident. In the intervening months since my arrival, I’ve shed a handy ten pounds – without even […]

HeARTbeat: Debbie Smyth’s Pin and Thread Drawings

Art inspiration to feed our creative hearts. Editor’s note: This is the first installment of Dominique Pacheco’s new weekly art column at EcoSalon, HeARTbeat, offering a glimpse of artistic inspiration from artists around the globe. Debbie Smyth is a British textile designer who transforms two dimensional sketches into 3-D works, […]

Better Living Through Publicists: Total Betch Edition

A behind-the-screen look at the consistently ridiculous inbox of a writer. Ever wonder how Star knows which celebrities partied at which Vegas nightclub? Thank a publicist. Ever ponder how an editor knew about an exciting new product launch? Thank a publicist. Yes, publicists are always ready to helpfully suggest story […]

Foodie Underground: Is Technology Killing Our Relationship to Real Food?

ColumnIn our modern, technology filled world, we’re busy, and so we cut corners, but food shouldn’t be one of them. Checking your iPhone during dinner is rude (well, unless you’re food porning it up… and even then, there are limits). But what’s worse? Making your iPhone your dinner partner. That’s right […]

Foodie Underground: How to Travel Like a Foodie

ColumnA step-by-step guide to making sure you travel like a food lover. “You can’t eat yet.” My tablemates were ready to dig into their meal when my best friend and travel partner Rachel alerted everyone that they had to wait for a few. “Just one second,” I said, while whipping […]

Foodie Underground: When Food Fusion Becomes Confusion

ColumnNovel food combinations aren’t just silly, they’re missing the point. “I’ll buy you a cupcake. They have red velvet ones.” I glared at my friend, Dave. “You know how I feel about cupcakes. Just get me an iced coffee, black.” In recent months, I’ve developed a bit of a vendetta […]

From an Ex-Pat…With Love: On Vaclav Havel & Hopelessness

ColumnA Vaclav Havel memorial in Prague, photographed hours after the announcement of his death Sunday. Vaclav Havel, the prolific and politically-incendiary Czech writer and intellectual cum 1989 Velvet Revolution leader, died last Sunday at the age of 75; a decades-long devotee of tobacco, he passed due to respiratory complications in […]

On Trend: Lumberjack Girl

Women take over the woods (and streets) clad in lumberjack clothing. We’ve seen guys don the lumberjack trend for quite some time now, and frankly, it’s time for the ladies to enter the woods. Dark plaid, a wool-lined jacket, color-blocked sweater, stirrup leggings and sturdy suede boots are a good […]

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Sugar Addiction and Nutrition Labels: Foodie Underground

Would a revamped nutrition label help us deal with our sugar addiction? When you grab a food product off the shelf, do you look at the nutrition label? Chances are you do, but statistically more people look at the general nutrition facts than they do the ingredients. Our misunderstanding of […]

4 Years of a Column About Good Food: Foodie Underground

Four years of Foodie Underground means a lot of column writing. Here’s a look back. Something last week made me go and search for the first Foodie Underground ever written. I remembered that it was around springtime, but couldn’t remembered the month. As it turned out, my first column devoted […]

Foodie Underground: Is Technology Killing Our Relationship to Real Food?

ColumnIn our modern, technology filled world, we’re busy, and so we cut corners, but food shouldn’t be one of them. Checking your iPhone during dinner is rude (well, unless you’re food porning it up… and even then, there are limits). But what’s worse? Making your iPhone your dinner partner. That’s right […]

Foodie Underground: Everything in Moderation

ColumnHow does a foodie decide what to eat and what not to eat? It was early in the morning, NPR was on, and my mother and I were sitting at my kitchen table drinking tea. An interview came on the radio with an executive of a certain well known specialty […]

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