We Are What We Eat

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on September 21, 2005 Growing up American these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that meat arrives from nature in Styrofoam packaging, that lettuce is harvested in tidy plastic bags and that the words "processed cheese food" mean anything good. The legions of us who…

Salsa Contest

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on September 7, 2005 Electrified with the fiery, fruity heat of fresh chiles, tempered by the sweetness of ripe tomatoes and the pungent edge of cilantro – a classic salsa cruda gladdens your mouth and sends your heart racing. Salsas may be close to being my…