Eco-Friendly / Eco-Conscious

Products to Help Reduce Food Waste

According to the NRDC, Americans waste nearly 40 percent of the food they buy—does this ring true in your household? If you find that plenty of produce, meat, and even dry goods end up in your trash...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

California crab fishermen are testing “ropeless” gear to save whales—and themselves

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In April, crab fishermen and consumers were taken by surprise when the Dungeness crab season closed two months early due to a lawsuit and settlement over whale entanglements. https://www.chowhound...

Totem Coffee Roasters | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

My last mouthful in Hangtown was at Totem Coffee Roasters. Yes, Placerville has its own small batch, artisanal coffee roaster. While my cappuccino ($3.86) was well-made, the Guatemalan-Peru ble...

5 Ways to Host a More Environmentally Friendly BBQ

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The biggest impact of the cookout, and easiest thing to adjust, is the food. Visit the Farmers’ Market ... Less Meat but better Meat ... Food Waste-free Cookout . . . "

"Wasted!" screening & panel discussion, free (July 20 HMB & Aug 4 San Carlos)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The Master Food Preservers tackle food waste! "Join the San Mateo/San Francisco MFP program for a screening of the exciting documentary Wasted!, followed by a panel discussion with local leaders...

Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Some American farmers were already well on their way to embracing pulses, seeing the role they could play in improving soil health and setting the stage for better harvests of cash crops li...

RECOOL - Igloo's biodegradable reusable cooler

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . Recool would work well as a cheap, eco-friendly cooler during a tailgate or a quick day-trip to the beach. I can't imagine squeezing in much more than that six-pack or so once you've filled...

Cheap thrills: economical dinner menu that wows

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 3 years ago

I was going to make a lavish dinner for a friend, but need to scale back as I had a financial set back. He loves Italian food. He lives in Mexico so no Mexican food. I don't want to make pasta as ...

Bluefin Blues: Valuing A Tuna Species Before It's Too Late

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"... The future for Pacific bluefin is anything but bright. Late last month, new projections from the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean sh...

Edible Cutlery...So Cool!

by bear 3 years ago

Sorry if this has been posted about before, but this is seemingly a great product with much future potential. The cutlery is made largely from millet, is environmentally friendly, decomposes after ...

Recycling: Do you? How Do you? Etc.

MplsM ary
by MplsM ary 3 years ago

I love that my city of Minneapolis does no-sort recycling and they've added aseptic packaging (Tetra Pak) to the mix of stuff I can recycle. In the last two years I've gone from two trash bags a we...

Is it ethical to eat Bluefin Tuna?

by StriperGuy 8 years ago

On the Boston board there was discussion of whether Atlantic Bluefin should be eaten. The Monterrey aquarium says no: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx Personal...

Food Container Recycling in Brookline?

by opinionatedchef 4 years ago

Does amyone have any links they could share about how Brookline got its smart food related recycling program? I feel very out of it; because I had no idea, until yesterday's lunch at Dorado,that th...

Disposal of "off" or rancid oil

by LindaWhit 11 years ago

I rarely use canola oil for cooking, but was going to brown some beef short ribs in a large stockpot before putting them into the crockpot this morning. Before pouring a couple of Tbsp. of the oil...

Recycling corks in France

by onzieme 4 years ago

Although there are various locations in the Bay Area where corks can be recycled (and of course, they can also be put in with your regular recycling), but until now, I was unsure whether it was pos...

Cooking and being friendly to planet earth

by chowhormones 4 years ago

I recently bought a bunch of dish/hand towels to reduce our home use of disposable paper towels. I'd like to stop buying bottled water so I got myself a reusable bottle. I'm also thinking to re...

The Future of Food

by 1001dinners 4 years ago

There are noticeable changes in attitudes to food, to ethical eating and also to the science and technology of food production. What will drive changes in the Western world over the next decade. Wh...

Is it time to stop buying/eating almonds?

by MGZ 4 years ago

I'm curious. Given the severity of the California drought and the enormous amount of water used for agriculture, are you avoiding products like almonds? One example of some background informa...

Wine corks?

by Flexitarian 8 years ago

Maybe this is the wrong place to post this (and my post will get booted off) but I don't know where else to post it.. Given there are a lot of foodies here and therefore likely wine drinkers, I am ...