Giving thanks — to turkeys, without flinching [VIDEO]

A smart and compassionate young farmer walks her customers through the tough business of slaughtering and processing their turkeys so they really understand how a life becomes meat. And how to give thanks for that life.

Latest exposé shows the egg industry's problems are widespread and systematic

Did you think ol' Jack DeCoster was the one bad egg spoiling the U.S. egg industry? Think again. A Humane Society investigation reveals the ugly truth.

What food pros are looking forward to this Thanksgiving

We set aside our knee-jerk curmudgeonliness and asked other food professionals how they make Thanksgiving interesting for themselves. Because, while this holiday for us has always been more about the company than the meal, we knew these folks would serve …

A mostly vegetarian school gets bloody over turkeys

When the peace-loving Arthur Morgan School community in North Carolina decided to raise and kill our own turkeys, we found ourselves in the throes of an ethical debate about eating meat.

Cafeteria confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens

Dragging Boulder school food into the computer age

U.S. school food operations are at the end of the line when it comes to adopting modern technology. And that helps account for why they have trouble making ends meet under the federally-funded school meals program.

How do you eat well? Share your 'food rules'

Culture has much to teach us about how to choose, prepare, and eat food. I'm collecting and preserving more of this wisdom before it disappears, in an expanded edition of my last book.

DIY turkey: From farm to family dinner table [VIDEO]

I wanted the full Thanksgiving experience: turkey hunting, visiting farms, bringing a bird home to my backyard -- and killing it and serving it to the family.

Cafeteria confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens

Boulder school food isn't quite cooked from scratch — yet

Boulder offers a rare glimpse into the carefully choreographed steps that must be taken to accomplish radical change in a large school district's food service. It's a work in progress.

A turkey virgin gobbles for help!

Normally a vegetarian for environmental reasons, I've ordered an organic, heritage breed turkey from a local farm. But what do I do with it now?