Hangry Feb 22, 2020 How to feed nine billion people (Recipe below)

A gardener called Wahed advises us to rotate our garden crops. “Start with nitrogen-fixing legumes the first year. Follow with nitrogen-loving leafy vegetables the next year. Grow root crops the third year. Repeat.” The most recent “State of Nature” report (UK, 2019) says, “It is well recognised that policies to protect biodiversity and the environmentContinue reading “Hangry Feb 22, 2020 How to feed nine billion people (Recipe below)”

Hangry January 12, 2020 Yes, it is candy for breakfast

Last week I was watching TV ads from the 1970s and saw those cartoony ads for sugary cereals ending with “Part of a balanced/good/complete breakfast.” I was going to write a column on that, but I didn’t have to because Tom Naughton (Fathead the movie) did it already, in 2013: “If you’re around my age, youContinue reading “Hangry January 12, 2020 Yes, it is candy for breakfast”

Hangry January 25, 2020 Death of a Taxi Driver

Joshua Rothman, in a recent New Yorker article about equality, talks about his fondness for a taxi driver. “Peter, who was still driving cabs, picked my father up from the airport and gave him a business card. Peter started driving him, too; that year, on a trip with my dad and his family, Peter andContinue reading “Hangry January 25, 2020 Death of a Taxi Driver”

Hangry Feb 2, 2020 Ultra-processed “keto” products

In re-launching my cable TV show (“Char Can’t Cook” becomes “Char Can Cook Keto”), I joined a “Keto for Beginners” Facebook group to see what kind of topics they might like explored. What first struck me was the wide variation in expertise, from quite sophisticated to “What’s a good cornbread recipe?” (Um, no). The secondContinue reading “Hangry Feb 2, 2020 Ultra-processed “keto” products”

Hangry February 16, 2020 Play with your food

“Of all the cast-off parts, I loved the bladder best. My mother washed it off in clean water, tied off the ureter with a double knot, and tossed it to me. […] Kid to kid, we hurled the bladder as hard as we could huck it, in hopes it would splatter and spill its peeContinue reading “Hangry February 16, 2020 Play with your food”

Hangry Feb 10, 2020 Keto like a Stoic

Chatting with an acquaintance about her Keto journey, she disengaged because “Life happened, and there was cake, so….” I am thinking a good dose of Stoicism would have helped her, knowing, as Epictetus says, “It is not things that disturb men, but their judgements about things” (quoted in Robertson, 2010). It is only our attitudeContinue reading “Hangry Feb 10, 2020 Keto like a Stoic”

Hangry Feb 2 2020 Ultra-processed “keto” products

In re-launching my cable TV show (“Char Can’t Cook” becomes “Char Can Cook Keto”) I joined a “Keto for Beginners” Facebook group to see what kind of topics they might like explored. What first struck me was the wide variation in expertise, from quite sophisticated to “What’s a good cornbread recipe?” (Um, no). The secondContinue reading “Hangry Feb 2 2020 Ultra-processed “keto” products”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

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