Articles & Essays

Billions of farm animals deserve a day of rest too

Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2018

The idea that humans have, and should have, dominion over all nature is basic in Western civilization. And it's a good part of what has gotten us into the dire Anthropocene era of today.

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Glorious Pesto

Saveur, July 27, 2011

"What is pesto?" my friend Sergio Rossi asks. He pauses for a moment and then answers his own question. "Pesto is the way a person makes pesto." It is a riddle for me to decipher...

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Searching for the Soul of NJ Pizza

New Jersey Monthly, January 12, 2010

This month, we attempted to answer a question that has befuddled philosophers for centuries—does pizza have a soul? Laura Schenone believes it might.

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Bread and Love

Saveur, December 2008

Pandolce and a pair of passionate bakers

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Backyard Gold

New Jersey Monthly, July 9, 2008

Home beekeeping is on the rise. Bees are green citizens, the taste of local honey is a revelation, and the bees are too busy serving their queen to bug you.

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