Dave Thier

David Thier is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Republic, AOLNews, Wired.com, IGN.com, and South Magazine.

  • Slow Food: The 24-Hour Pig Roast

    A book, some friends, and a plenty of coffee are as important to the process as the 30 pounds of charcoal and the big rusted tube of a grill. When you go on an overnight pig roast, the delicious pork at the end is just part of the fun.

  • Pizza: Fresh From the Garden

    These student farmers make pizza from their own crops. They grow the basil, harvest the basil, put the basil on a pizza, eat the pizza, compost the waste, and spread the compost on next month's basil patch. And they share this recipe so you can make your own pizza at home.

  • Growing Tomatoes in the Ivory Tower

    You wouldn't think vegetable farming and attending a prestigious Ivy League college would have much in common. You would be wrong.

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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Is Minneapolis the Best City in America?

No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well.

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