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.


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...


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.


Bread and Love

Saveur, December 2008

Pandolce and a pair of passionate bakers


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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