One of the ways we identify places is by foods for which those places are known. Baltimore – crab. Maine – lobster. Cincinnati – chili. San Francisco – sourdough bread. Vienna – pastry. Even for a city to which you’ve never been, chances are that in your mind that city has some food association.
Jun 28, 2012 By
Returning to San Francisco from a trip to New York City, I
ruminated on my first experience of staying in midtown in the city in which I
was raised. The city is different, of course. Times Square has fulfilled its Blade Opinion
Mar 2, 2012 By
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
Nov 28, 2011 OnEarth
Colorado has been heralded as the trimmest state in the country, but NPR reports that residents' weight is still on the rise.
Oct 7, 2011 NPR
Travel+Leisure polls its readers for the best cities for foodies, with New Orleans taking the top spot.
Sep 15, 2011 Travel+Leisure
Cities across the country are making efforts to encourage people to buy locally and support the local economy. Food is the main target for local boosters.
Aug 25, 2011 Citiwire
In this food-focused installment of a series on "great places", <em>Grist</em>'s Tom Philpott argues that food system as currently structured creates the opposite of great places.
Jun 4, 2011 Grist
A comment I hear frequently from planners is that the focus on food and planning is "trendy". I must admit that this puzzles me quite a bit. Professional planners in rural areas have concentrated on planning for agriculture – food planning – for decades. Opinion
May 20, 2011 By
Access to healthy food is a major issue in public health. But just because there's a grocery store nearby doesn't mean health will improve. One entrepreneur looking at supermarket design says the way stores are laid out negatively affects health.
May 13, 2011 The Atlantic
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
Jan 25, 2011 Grist