“Pallet to Palate,” Edible San Luis Obispo, Fall 2009

Author’s Note: This interview is reprinted with the permission of Edible San Luis Obispo. The check-in table for Pallet to Palate’s “Farm Fresh” Cooking Demonstration is festooned with a bulging array of fresh eggplants, artichokes, zucchini and strawberries.  I am told that the produce comes from the Templeton Farmer’s Market, and that I’m welcome to … Continue reading “Pallet to Palate,” Edible San Luis Obispo, Fall 2009

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Interview With Michael Pollan, Edible San Luis Obispo. August 2009

Author’s Note: This interview is reprinted with the permission of Edible San Luis Obispo. America has spoken.  We hereby crown Michael Pollan Lord Protector of  Food.  Author of uber-bestsellers The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan investigates how Americans’ wacky relationship with food has been shaped – and often controlled – by “nutritionism,” … Continue reading Interview With Michael Pollan, Edible San Luis Obispo. August 2009

“Santa Maria Agriculture: In Ontiveros, Veritas,” Interview with James Ontiveros, Edible Santa Barbara, October, 2014

Writing about the history of Santa Maria agriculture through the eyes (and lineage) of winemaker, businessman, and rancher, James Ontiveros, was easily one of the most interesting and fulfilling assignments I’ve ever taken. Story posted here with permission from Edible Santa Barbara Magazine.