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Twins' desert solitaire with organic veggies [VIDEO]

In Utah canyon country, 70-year-old twins Bill and Bob Stone live off the grid, grow organic vegetables, and give tours of Native American ruins.

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Foraging in the Land of Enchantment [VIDEO]

Daniel Klein learns how to forage for edibles in the woods from a nomadic University of New Mexico professor.

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Hunting feral pigs in Texas [VIDEO]

Nonnative feral pigs in Texas cause millions of dollars of damage each year and wreck local ecosystems. The best way to keep them from running hog-wild so far is to hunt them -- so I join in on a Texas-style hog hunt to find out if they're as delicious as they are destructive.

Ed Glaeser: Locally grown produce can shove it

Ed Glaeser, everyone's favorite urban economist, loves density and (he says) local, seasonal oysters. But he also says that, as a rule, locally grown produce can shove it, because in all cases density > any other public policy goal. Glaeser argues that urban farms will lead to less dense cities, which will increase the world's carbon emissions. Here's his math:

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Supporting mom-and-pop stores in food deserts

The Obama administration’s initiative to fight food deserts will help, not harm, mom-and-pop stores.Photo: arbyreedGary Nabhan and Kelly Watters are right that it will take a diversity of new and expanded fresh food stores to …

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Hungry for catfish? Stick out your hand [VIDEO]

You gotta love Mississippi: It’s a land of traditions, where tamales are popular and sticking your hand in a giant catfish’s mouth is a reasonable way to catch it. We experienced both on our way …

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What a hoe! — and other secrets of an orderly garden

Lookin’ sharp!Can you keep a secret? I think I’m in love. The object of my affection is about 5’4″, slender, and she’s the sharpest tool in the shed. Did I mention she’s a redhead? I’ve …

Sustainable Food

Great places, great food (and beer): part two

You can’t have a great place without great beer.In part one of my musings on food and “great places,” I painted a bleak picture of the U.S. food landscape: one in which a handful of …

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Mushroom hunting and banjo pickin’ in the Ozarks [VIDEO]

I find a lot of the stories for The Perennial Plate by searching the internet — but when I stumbled upon banjo-playing mushroom farmers Curly Miller and Carole Anne Rose, I immediately fell in love. Then …

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