Sometimes, you just want to get your hands on some food and goof around. Don't worry; it just means you're human. Sometimes, I cook when I’m hungry. Then there are those times I find myself heading into the kitchen with a strong drive for ... well ... nothing in particular. And I'm not even hungry. I just want to prepare some food. That's all. I want to mess with food. And that can lead to an extra unneeded meal. We humans do more and more complex food manipulation and preparation than any other creature. I speculate that the drive to …
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Oregon-based plant breeder Carol Deppe is the author of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times (Chelsea Green, 2010). Avatar image courtesy Keane McGee, Nichols Garden Nursery.