Madeline Ross

Madeline Ross is a freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Before moving to the land of brisket, she studied Italian food systems in Bologna and Rome. She now writes about Italy, food, and media issues. Follow her on Twitter.

Bringing the oysters back to New York Harbor

The new documentary Shellshocked looks at the history of oysters in New York City and what it will take to integrate these water-cleansing bivalves back into the city's surrounding waters.

New film looks at eating and growing local food in Alabama

The filmmaker behind Eating Alabama talks about industrial chicken farming, rural food access, and what it will take to create a local food economy in the deep South.