Chop Suey’s Next Wave

For Chinese food, there’s no place in the United States like Southern California. The breadth and depth of Chinese cooking, from old-fashioned Chinese-American to the newest regional arrival is astonishing. Chinese food is one of the most beloved cuisines in the United States. I love it, too, and I’m not alone. According to recent estimates, […]

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How China Is Framing the Hong Kong Protests | NYT News

How China Is Framing the Hong Kong Protests | NYT News

Foreign influence, terrorism, possible intervention. This is how China is trying to shape the story of what’s happening in Hong Kong. For weeks, antigovernment protests have gripped Hong Kong, with anger rising over China’s growing influence. The Chinese have responded by trying to control the narrative. Here’s how. This is Junius Ho, a lawmaker in […]

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Take a Walk on the Wild (Edibles) Side

Take a Walk on the Wild (Edibles) Side

IN THE MIDDLE OF A BRUTAL NEW YORK WINTER, I WAS LIVING IN BERKELEY AND WORKING WITH THE BERKELEY FOOD INSTITUTE. AND WELL, LET’S JUST SAY IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR ME TO GET USED TO BEING IN CALIFORNIA. THERE’S A DIFFERENT FARMERS MARKET EVERY DAY WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE OF MY HOUSE AND A COUPLE […]

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The Roots of Organic Farming on Campus

On a rainy spring day, I drove down to UC Santa Cruz from my place in Berkeley. My primary goal was to see their amazing 30-acre organic farm, which in certain circles is the talk of the state. What began in the late 60s as a simple garden has blossomed into a world-renowned, 6-month intensive […]

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What’s the Buzz about Wild Bees?

What’s the Buzz about Wild Bees?

I don’t get to see many bees walking the streets of Manhattan, but out here in California – I’ve had the opportunity to see many of these hardworking insects up close. Without bees, our grocery stores, farmers’ markets and dinner tables would be pretty barren. UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen and I take a […]

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