Archive for October, 2009

In Memory’s Dining Hall: “Ma” Young and Lushburgers

Evelyn Young, pulling a batch of cinnamon rolls out of the oven. Photo courtesy of Steve Waldhauser, Director of Publications (First in a series) The history of Gustavus is populated by characters. Individuals whose names always float to the surface when  folks who have been here A Certain Length of Time start to reminisce; persons […]

Speaking of Plastic bottles….

Gusties’ consumption of bottled beverages declined in 2008-09 over the prior year by about 10%. Yea Gusties! That being said, per student/faculty/staff consumption still averaged 149 bottles – yikes – that seems like way too much, doesn’t it? Next time we reach for a bottled beverage, might we consider a fountain alternative in a paper […]

Meat, Death and Compassion: More on “The Compassionate Carnivore”

(Part Two of two) Last week, I wrote some thoughts about The Compassionate Carnivore, Catherine Friend’s book about how to satisfy her meat love in the most humane, just and sustainable ways possible. My first entry explored this whole matter of love; I confronted the similarities between Friend’s love of meat and my own love […]

Eating What You Love: Ruminations on “The Compassionate Carnivore”

(Part One of two) I’ve been reading a book called The Compassionate Carnivore, by Catherine Friend, the southeastern Minnesota farmer who wrote Hit by a Farm. It’s an extremely thoughtful, readable book about how to make the choice to eat meat a responsible, sustainable, ethical, and (most of all) compassionate choice. Friend undertakes this project […]

Who grew your rice?

In this BBC story,  British student Stacey tells her story of spending five weeks in southeast Asia, working in the industries that supply Britain with its seafood and rice. Stacey came away from the experience confident in the quality and safety of the food being produced, but stunned and shocked by the toll it takes […]

What’s Inside a Cup of Coffee?

According to this story at Wired, it’s caffeine, water, 2-ethylphenol, quinic acid, 3,5 dicaffeoylquinic acid, dimethyl disulfide, acetylmethylcarbinol, putrescine, trigonelline, and niacin. Missing from the list: happiness. What’s Inside a Cup of Coffee?

National Food Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? How about National Greasy Foods Day on October 25th, National Pickle Day on November 14th, or Eat Beans Day on July 3rd? The Online Recipe Box has a list of National Food Holidays for every day of the year.