This week we nerd out on kohlrabi (available November - April). To appreciate kohlrabi, you need to understand another engineering marvel: modern…
Do you remember the lovely pine aroma the last time you walked in a forest, the woody scent after grinding fresh spices, or the fresh, grassy punch to…
three million gallons of water per minute More than one billion gallons of water in California go to growing alfalfa—a nutrient-rich plant in high…
This week we nerd out on watermelons (available May to October). All living beings on Earth constantly search for water—tree roots grow into cracked or…
In 2007, at the mandatory Iowa stop, presidential hopeful Barack Obama greeted the crowd and then offended at least half the room. In an effort to…
This week we nerd out on arugula (available year-round). Arugula: the leafy green that is a popular salad ingredient and isn't a lettuce.
wait, how much for a basket of strawberries? Now that winter’s gone, there’s a new fruit in town: the strawberry! After a winter season full of citrus…
This week, we nerd out on Brussels sprouts (available September - May). Abuelitas, omas, or grandmas leave edible legacies. “The way grandma used to…
This week we nerd out on makrut lime (fruit available November-January, leaves available year-round). “As American as apple pie” is an idiom that…
This week we explore sweet potatoes (peak availability September-December). Sometimes the best way to understand what something is, is to start from…
Think back to a recent memory of eating a pear. Chances are texture may be one of the more salient aspects of that memory. If so, there’s a tiny reason…
This week we nerd out on honeydew melons (available June-October). Has anyone ever said something simple that, for whatever reason, reaches you in an…