Posted in January 2014

Live long with long beans

Live long with long beans

As the Lunar New Year approaches, memories of Beijing fill my kitchen. It was the early ’80s, before the Chinese capital exploded into a glittering metropolis scraping the sky. “Have you eaten?” my boss at the radio station would ask, a standard greeting in a country obsessed with food. Back then, long cabbages dried on … Continue reading

Endangered Nebrodi finds a new home

Endangered Nebrodi finds a new home

John S. Rowe didn’t set out to save an endangered Sicilian mushroom, though Toronto chefs and food lovers are glad he did. The former associate professor of neurosciences at McMaster University was simply tired of searching for grants to fund his research, and decided to find a job where he could use his scientific skills … Continue reading