Moveable Feasts

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Monday, December 10, 2007

The average American meal has traveled thousands of miles to reach your plate. We look into the history of food transportation, going back to the ancient Roman olive oil trade. Also, find out how you can help cut down on food waste this holiday season. On States of the Union: what voters in West Virginia care about. Plus, how America’s nuclear policies have changed under the Bush White House.

How Nuclear Policies Have Changed Under the Bush White House

Jonathan Schell says that American nuclear policy has radically changed under the Bush administration, and that’s provoked proliferation in Iran, North Korea, and elsewhere. His recent book is The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger .

The Seventh Decade is available for purchase at


States of the Union: West Virginia

West Virginia has been a Democratic stronghold for years, but it voted Republican in 2000 - and without it, Florida would not have mattered and Bush would have lost the election. Will West Virginia go Republican again in 2008? On States of the Union, find out how issues ...

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Judith Jones’s Life in Food

The tenth muse is Gasterea, goddess of the pleasures of taste. Editor Judith Jones may be one such muse; she’s introduced to the world food talents like Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, and Claudia Roden. Jones’s new memoir is The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food.

The Tenth Muse is available ...

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Preventing Holiday Food Waste

In this season of holiday parties, a lot of food goes to waste. Jilly Stephens of City Harvest talks about the shortage in food pantries around the city, and what you can do to help.


The History of Food Transportation, From Amphorae to Airplanes

The average meal has traveled thousands of miles to reach your plate. But long-distance food travel is nothing new, going back to the olive oil trade throughout the Roman Empire. Sarah Murray’s history of food transportation is Moveable Feasts.

Weigh in: Does your grocery store label your produce’s origins? Do ...

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Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap


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Ruth Reichl
Hermine's Oatmeal Cookies

Classic lace cookies (although I didn't know it at the time I wrote the book), these are chewy, delicate, and very addictive. Although they contain no nuts, the combination of butter, oats and brown ...


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