It's entirely possible to be a vegetarian in Porkopolis. Pop culture reporter Lauren Bishop blogs about products, recipes and restaurants she's tried for others who eat meat-free. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicci King is an unabashed foodie and the Lifestyle/Food editor in The Enquirer's features department. She loves to discover new food faves, and she's on a daily quest to answer one burning question: What's for dinner? E-mail her at email@example.com.
Enquirer Weekend editor Julie Gaw tends to order the same dish every time she eats at a restaurant, but periodically ventures out to discover something new and fabulous. After living in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand for more than 8 years, she craves tasty Asian food. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food/dining writer Polly Campbell loves every quirk and secret of Cincinnati's food personality, and is on a constant lookout for something good to eat. Keep an eye out for her restaurant picks, or see how she's progressing toward becoming famous for her apple pie. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Communities reporter Rachel Richardson is on a mission to prove vegetarians eat more than lettuce. She shares both her graduate work on American food culture and food-related news.. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How scary is this?
This food/commerce story from The Times
. And what's scary is that while there have been numerous international food scares involving products exported from China and other countries, the recent flurry of scrutiny seems to stem from the pet food recall.The whole thing makes communal living, with acreage dedicated to sustainable food sources, sound like a really, really good idea... OK, so maybe that's a bit extreme, at least for me. But I do think I will join a co-op... Interested in doing that? Here's some info:Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs function as co-op farms and provide freshly harvested produce to members, who pay membership fees and sometimes donate labor.
Gravel Knolls Farm, 9424 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester Township. 513-779-1190; www.gravelknollsfarm.com.
Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Indian Hill. 513-561-8482.
Martin Hill Farms, Aberdeen. Pick up weekly box on Sunday at Findlay Market or Hyde Park, Wednesdays in Northside. www.growmaster.com.Compiled by Polly Campbell and Janinne Thompson for The Enquirer