a weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- Hey there, Comrade Farmer, the Pork Fairy, courtesy of Soviet propaganda.
- SloPig takes the drama of heritage pork to the screen with a silent movie — heroes, villains, pigs and a damsel in distress.
- It's Farm Bill time, and time to get active. The Senate is proposing a 50% cut to the most important young farmer training program in the nation. Put in your two cents.
- Why we should love natural wines, and what all the fuss against them is about: "The real problem is the new popularity of natural wines. As long as they were fringe, they posed no threat. Now they are driving a growing market sector..."
- What artists have known for centuries, now even business magazines are getting in on: "New psychological research shows that mild intoxication can actually boost creative problem solving." Cheers!
- One for our giant step forward into the past — in 1915 there was a four acre school garden in the Bronx.
- Taco USA, NPR's On Point took a look at the evolution of Mexican food in America.