Anastatia Curley

Anastatia Curley is the former Communications Coordinator of the Yale Sustainable Food Project. More

Anastatia Curley is the former Communications Coordinator of the Yale Sustainable Food Project. She now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she writes, cooks, and caters local and sustainable meals.
  • Cardoons: The Farm's Mystery Vegetable

    The cardoon, a cousin to the artichoke, mystifies school children and confounds farmers.

  • Recipe: Cardoons with Anchovy Vinaigrette

    This simple recipe was adopted from Chez Panisse.

  • This Season's Pizza Topping: Nettles

    Spring is a tough time for finding pizza toppings in the garden, with spinach season over and summer's bounty not yet arrived. Fortunately, nettles, a weed abundant in the springtime, go well with mozzarella. Just watch out for the stingers.

  • Pig Roast, American Slow Food

    There's a lot of talk about the effete, European nature of the slow food movement. But as Yale students work in shifts over the 20 hours it takes to roast a pig, they learn that Slow Food can be fun--and truly American.

  • The Magic of Unheated Greenhouses

    The New England winter is stubborn, and often wears out its welcome. But inside Yale's unheated hoophouse lies a veritable carpet of green. When kids or jaded college students peek beneath the Reemay, they respond with the same breathless enthusiasm.


How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.


Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.


The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.


Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.


Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses


Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.



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