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    dried manioc in Brazilian markets
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    Sometimes the best solution is the simplest.
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    Let's look at public baths the way we do markets.
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    Are we ready for the next disaster?
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    learning from the best
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    Tono: building community through beer
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    Incentives are in farmers markets' DNA.

Media

Here are an assortment of current and not-so-current writings, appearances, and films that illustrate how I communicate and what I care about. 

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Watch Here

  • Watch the film: Lunch Money: A New Marshall Plan for Rural America (September 2019 rough-cut, 20 min). We continue to raise additional funds for the final version

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  • FAO Dhaka Food Project’s COVID-19 Situation Reports 2020: Once the pandemic lockdown reached the wet markets in Bangladesh in spring 2020, I supported the Dhaka FAO team to produce realtime reports on the state of food supplies, pricing, and heroic efforts by market associations and local governments to make these everyday places function with relative normalcy. These reports shed light upon potential policy changes and cries for capacity-building in the pivotal public institutions that feed a city of 20 million people. 
  • Meatless Monday for the Slow Food International's Meat the Change campaign 2020: The campaign for meat reduction need not be sad. In a series of essays, I explore the global celebration of plant-based traditional foods with insights from chefs, cooks and farmers in the Slow Food network. 
    • “Slow Down for Meatless Monday with Banana com Queijo,” with recipes and insights from Brazil (20 February 2020) Read the online article.
    • “Slow Down for Meatless Monday with Five Winter Dishes,” from Katrine Klinken and her Danish-Japanese culinary collision (14 February 2020) Read the online article.
    • “Slow Down for Meatless Monday with Panisse and Winter Green Pesto,” with recipes and insights from France and the universal ingredient — chickpea flour (7 February 2020) Read the online article.
    • “Slow Down for Meatless Monday with Banana Hearts,” with recipes and insights from the Philippines (31 January 2020) Read the online article.
    • “Slow Down for Meatless Monday with Brabant Grey Buckwheat Crêpes,” with recipes and insights from France and the Netherlands (24 January 2020) Read the online article.
    • “Meat the Change with Ark of Taste Pumpkin Risotto,” to kick off the global campaign featuring Meatless Monday recipes that promote biodiversity (17 January 2020) Read the online article.
  • Meatless Monday for the Slow Food Italy's Meat the Change campaign 2019: Throughout Italy, the ultimate protein complement is the near-universal devotion to stewed beans, served with rustic breads. In this series (in Italian), I explore the trail of Slow Beans throughout the nation.  
    • “Meatless Monday presenta le ricette della tradizione: il fagioli gialèt della Val Belluna con insilata di farro,” with recipes and insights from Padua, Verona, and Bologna (19 December 2019) Read the online article (in Italian). 
    • “Meatless Monday presenta le ricette della tradizione: zuppa nativa americana dell tre sorelle, con fagiolo rossa di Lucca,” with recipes and insights from Tuscany (12 December 2019) Read the online article (in Italian).
    • “Meatless Monday presenta le ricette della tradizione: la lenticchia nera delle colline ennisi con pasta,” with recipes and insights from Sicily (28 November 2019) Read the online article (in Italian).
    • “Meatless Monday presenta le ricette della tradizione: i fagiole alla'uccelletto,” with recipes and insights from Tuscany (21 November 2019) Read the online article (in Italian).
    • “Meatless Monday presenta le ricette della tradizione: fave e cicoria,” with recipes and insights from Puglia (15 November 2019) Read the online article (in Italian).
    • “Anche Meatless Monday Aderisce a Meat the Change: Il Cambiamento Parte dei Legume” to launch the Meat the Change campaign in Italy (7 November 2019)  Read the online article (in Italian).

Other media

  • Read the article. “Goodbye to Folco,” commemorating the death of Folco Portinari, author of the Slow Food Manifesto, originally for Slow Food USA (23 January 2019) 

  • Watch the debate. “The Unraveling of the Industrial Food System Must Be a Key Goal of a Lasting Food Movement,” writing for the motion presented at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Food Conference, versus former White House chef and advocate, Sam Kass (18 October 2016) 

  • Watch me moderate the discussion. “A Culinary Kick-off" to the Improvisation Conference in New Orleans with Alice Waters, Davia Nelson, and Ben Burkett (2018) 

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  • Read my chapter in the book. “Fostering Community with Farmers Markets” a chapter in the book, Growing Livelihoods: Local food systems and community development (Phillips, Rhonda and Wharton, Christopher, edit, Earthscan from Routledge Publishers, UK) ISBN: 978-0-415727-06-8 (2016)

  • Read my chapter in the book. “Marketing the Fertel Crescent: The Reinvention of the Public Market Tradition in New Orleans” a chapter in the book, Food & Drink: The Cultural Context (Sloan, Donald, edit, Goodfellows Publishers, UK) ISBN: 978-1-9089999-03-0 (2013) 

  • Read the paper. “Evaluating the Social, Financial and Human Capital Impact of Farmers Markets” for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Affairs Conference (22 April 2011) 

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  • Watch the talk. “Cultivating Community in Public Markets after Katrina” for TEDxNOLA (17 November 2010)
  • Watch these Slow Food USA short films that I produced with amazing staff and media partners:
  • Watch the film: Adventure Canada's Taste of Place. This fascinating project with eco-tourism leader, Adventure Canada, brought us to circumvent Newfoundland with 200 passengers aboard. We brought cultural and biodiversity into daily activities, including the kitchen. As with other canteens (schools, hospitals), ships are no easy feat. We staged a locavore dinner with food and drink we picked up along the way (with filmmaker Trevor Wallace).

  • Listen to the recordings: Farmers Market Minute on WWNO radio. For several years, I wrote and recorded a weekly minute of prose for National Public Radio affiliate, WWNO 89.9 FM. These were a fun, light introduction into the deeper issues not immediately apparent to the casual shopper. 

  • Watch these two 10-minute films describing how a food community responds to trauma, natural disaster, and climate chaos (A Market Umbrella film project with Hominy Films and led by Darlene Wolnik):
    • Watch the film: From Disaster to Dessert: Restarting the Crescent City Farmers Market after Hurricane Katrina
    • Watch the film: The White Boot Brigade Takes Manhattan (includes the appearance on The Today Show)