That's right, Alice Waters + Food Network kings Anthony Bourdain and Duff Goldman break it down here. The boys were throwing the f-bomb around A-Dubs whoa!
Back off bad boy Bourdain, let's start talking about the real cost of food, and let's start talking about how cheap my home-grown organic lettuce is. Yes, the world of local and slow food has an elitist rep and that's gotta change fast because everyone must have access to affordable, safe, healthy and delicious food.
BTW don't even attempt to say that some non-organic tomato from Chile eaten in January actually tastes anything remotely like a tomato.
A righteous woman, Janette Sadik-Khan, is starting a revolution in the world of transportation agencies, and a transformation of our streets and city spaces. She is converting streets that once prioritized cars into places for pedestrians, bikers and faster buses too. Check out this spot on article in NY Mag.
It's true, if I could read out loud everyday I would. If I could, I would make it a profession even. There's something about reading beautifully crafted prose aloud, giving it life...it has been a point of ridicule for anyone I've ever lived with, so I've stopped. I'm a closeted reader. Maybe I need to start volunteering at a local library--genius!
Someone shares my love of reading out loud "our idea of reading is incomplete, impoverished, unless we are also taking the time to read aloud." Read the rest of the article here.
of these baby peregrine falcons across from work. On Monday they were outfitted with tags so they can be tracked. The parents went crazy dive bombing near the nest to scare away the scientists...you could hear them screaming and squawking from inside my building across the street...so traumatic!
Check out this amazing discussion on the potential for car free spaces in America. I live car free--but it's a concerted choice. I moved to a city where I could give up my car and it's still hard. How can we build communities to encourage walking, biking, and good transit?
The NYT Magazine published a fantastic interview with Obama that is a must read: After the Great Recession. I love the premise of looking forward--and I also gained a better understanding of the struggles we're going through now.
April was a busy month. Ready to slow it down. Here's some photos from my DC trip last week--I was on the ground for less than 48 hours, craziness, but I managed to snap a few photos. I was in DC for the release of this: Reinventing Transit -- peep the link and you can catch me on a video...classic!
high in the sky over the sierras
I wish I was a morning person, so I could soak up the morning sun more. Here's the view from my hotel...
Spring was in full effect. Capitol Hill was covered in bright pink cherry blossoms and this tree greeted me each morning.
Founding Farmers--a LEED certified, farmer owned, seasonal food restaurant SO good. Hands down, best homemade english muffins. Ever.
I love architecture in DC. So sad to see beautiful old buildings of a time gone by enveloped by bad 80s archiecture.
Founding Farmers is just three blocks from the White House...I headed around the back to the oceanic South Lawn
to see this little mound of dirt that is the most beautiful little vegetable garden--I wish I had a better zoom...but you can at least see how it is blessed by a tree loaded with cherry blossoms.