On December 2, Basque athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai - bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan runner - the certain winner of… Continue reading

What kind of candy are you buying?

With Halloween around the corner, candy purchasing is once again surging. Fun and tasty, right? For us, maybe. But, lots of chocolate production is unethical, as it uses excessive child labor and unfair working conditions. Before you buy, look for a fair trade certified label, so that your fun and tasty treats aren’t at the… Continue reading What kind of candy are you buying?

1. The Listserve is a massive e-mail list — a ‘listserv.’ 2. Each day, one person is randomly selected to write one e-mail to the growing list. That’s the only e-mail allowed to be sent to The Listserve. (And the winner’s e-mail address won’t be disclosed to the listserv — unless they want it to… Continue reading

Are You Supporting Health Horizons?

Many of you know my amazing friend Laura, who I met 8 years ago in a pre-orientation program at Tufts University. A doer-and-shaker, Laura co-founded a phenomenal nonprofit called Health Horizons International (HHI), which seeks to build a new vision of primary health care and community health in the Dominican Republic. I’ve seen the programs… Continue reading Are You Supporting Health Horizons?

Bret and Jemaine of Flight of the Conchords fame have worked with kids to create a song, “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That),” completely to benefit Cure Kids in New Zealand. I was just going to post the song here, but I actually really enjoyed watching their whole process, which includes some fun references, tangents,… Continue reading

There shouldn’t be a distinction between what’s healthy and unhealthy. Cooking and eating well, meaning deliciously and nutritiously, is not just an issue of access or cost — it’s also an issue of education and understanding, and our government has a responsibility to help with this transition. And as chefs, we have the responsibility to… Continue reading