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Guest Post #2: Elizabeth Ganley-Roper on the Power of Food to Build Cultural Bridges

BG’s Note:  What a thrill it is to have daughters who share my passion for cooking and culture. How fabulous it is that one of them lives in New York and calls me whenever she happens upon a food shop she’s sure I will love and must visit next time I’m in the city.  How […]

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Guest Post: Martha Burtis on Being a Non-Foodie Who Craves a Vegetable Garden

BG’s Note:  Open View Gardens is in full swing this first day after the summer solstice. Mornings are devoted to harvest and preserving; afternoons to planting and weeding or recipe development and menu planning; evenings to thinking and conversing and reading and kitchen experiments.  This is a multi-faceted endeavor: surprising, rewarding and thought-provoking.  One of […]

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Mentors and Influences Aplenty

When talk turns to food–gardening and cooking as well as eating–even shy and quiet people have something to say. In my storytelling work, food has proven a terrific topic for a community to start from as it engages across cultural, political and social divides. One of my favorite such recent moments occurred during a story […]

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