Wood lacquered plate, stone plate with leaves, wood bowl and knit trivet

This Beautiful Mess: There Is No Way Out But In

Pratyahara is derived from two Sanskrit words: prati and ahara, with ahara meaning food, or anything taken into ourselves, and prati, a preposition meaning away or against. Together they mean “weaning away from ahara”, or simply ingestion.  In the system of yoga, pratyahara is a pivot point from the external to the internal.  Pratyahara is…

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vegetable scraps in a net soup sock

Gettin’ Scrappy With It

guest blog by Ruthie Cohen   When I pass the cartons of vegetable stock in the soup aisle at the supermarket, the zeal of a new convert overwhelms me.  “Why?” I shout silently, “why purchase that bland concoction that bears a closer resemblance to dishwater than it does to vegetables when you have everything you need…

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wasted the story of food waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Comes to the BCT

Use Everything, Waste Nothing Forty percent of the food in America is wasted. A new documentary, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and shows how…

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