Lisa Morehouse

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Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.


Malfatti, The Dumpling That Became A Napa Valley Legend

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Born of a "mistake," these dumplings have become a beloved staple of Italian restaurants in California's Napa Valley. They're packed with cheese, spinach and local Italian-American history.


After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters 'Chase The Burn'

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

From Northern California to Alaska, commercial and amateur foragers are now scouring the hills in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.


In California, A Treasure Hunt For Gold Rush-Era Fruit And Nut Trees

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

In California's Nevada County, an unusual explorer with an unusual name — Amigo Bob Cantisano — hunts for remnants of the Gold Rush, just not the kind you might expect.

The treasures Cantisano seeks are trees: the fruits and nuts planted at homesteads and stagecoach stops in the late 1800s. ...


Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The bucolic Capay Valley is about an hour outside Sacramento, Calif., and its ranches, alfalfa fields and small, organic produce farms have earned it a reputation as an agricultural gem. It's pretty serene, except for the cacophony inside the valley's most lucrative business, the Cache Creek Casino.

That casino — ...


At This Sandwich Shop, A Vietnamese Pop Star Serves Up Banh Mi

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lynda Trang Dai, known as the "Vietnamese Madonna," performs around the world. Back home in California, she's got a different starring role: she's the only one to whip up her sandwiches' secret sauce.


Grapes Of Wrath: The Forgotten Filipinos Who Led A Farmworker Revolution

Saturday, September 19, 2015

These days, grapes in the grocery store don't seem that controversial. But 50 years ago, a historic workers' strike in the vineyards of California's Central Valley set in motion the most significant campaign in modern labor history: the Farmworker Movement.

The United Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez are widely ...


The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you ask people in the city of Mexicali, Mexico, about their most notable regional cuisine, they won't say street tacos or mole. They'll say Chinese food. There are as many as 200 Chinese restaurants in the city.

North of the border, in California's rural Imperial County, the population is ...


Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just across the border from Nogales, Ariz., rows of northbound trucks line up for inspection. Over half of the produce that's grown in Mexico and imported — $4 billion worth — comes through this border crossing. Most gets distributed to all parts of the U.S. and Canada, but some fruits ...


These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.


A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Hikers who complete the whole 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail say the only thing they talk about more than their aching feet is food. They have to carry it all, except when they get surprised by a little trail magic – like what happens near California's Sonora Pass.

The Pacific Crest ...


For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

Sunday, November 30, 2014

When the Affordable Care Act rolled out last year, Californians enrolled in both Covered California and expanded Medicaid in high numbers. But there are still millions in the state without health insurance. Undocumented people don't qualify for Obamacare benefits. And many others still find coverage too expensive — ...


Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coffee has been grown since at least the 13th century in places such as Indonesia, Ethiopia and Central and South America. Though it's not a traditional region for growing coffee, California is playing an increasingly big role in the future of this beloved and lucrative crop.

Sammy Venegas stands on ...


Prison Dairy Gives Inmates Job Skills — And A Sense Of Purpose

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Making license plates is the stereotypical job for a prisoner, but in California's Central Valley, a group of inmates are doing very different work, supplying milk to almost every prisoner in the state system.

They earn just 35 to 95 cents an hour, but inmates at Corcoran state prison ...