How The Atlantic saw the tensest nuclear showdown of the Cold War
Foraging mushrooms has all the sport of hunting but none of the blood. Pride, however, can be wounded. The solution is to savor whatever you find.
To appreciate your white meat and where it came from, all you need is a bird and a straight razor
In winter, glossy shots of produce are as good as it gets—and what better inspiration for the seasons ahead?
At the end of the fall harvest, a rookie farmer reflects on how her time in the country changed her.
Corn smut, a fungus, has an unexpected benefit: a surprisingly good flavor. But not everyone is sold.
Tomato blight made big news this summer, but farmers have plenty of other diseases to worry about.
The author's ice cream maker turns the farm's bounty, from cantaloupe to sweet corn, into dessert.
This recipe works best with a 1.5-quart electric ice-cream maker. Adjust the proportions to your equipment at your own risk!
Most farm pests can be dealt with using one hand. But one 300-pound forager needs to be handled with care.
Want to impress at the farmers' market? Study this cheat sheet of farming terms, and you'll finally understand what makes a tomato "heirloom."
Now that she works on a farm, the author gets to see the market from a new perspective.
Beets aren't just for salads anymore. This playful dessert even looks fresh from the earth when placed on a citrus-flavored "soil". It was served as a dessert at Cafe Atlantico's Farmers' Market dinner on June 19, 2009.
This spring's record rainfall ruined one farm's cherries and threatened its tomatoes and onions.
Working on a farm lets the author try vegetables fresh from the ground, then add them to snacks and dishes.
This dish was modified from a recipe by Ian Knauer in the April 2008 issue of Gourmet.
I sauteed snap peas whole, with one package of wild rice tempeh, in a little sesame oil. Then I poured the sauce over them, simmered on low heat for another minute, and served over quinoa.
In her second week on the farm, the author tastes the benefits of the hard work that goes into growing food.
During her first week on the farm, the author marvels at asparagus, peas, and a plant she meets for the first time: the scape. Despite rain, poison ivy, and ticks, she finds herself relishing farm life for the opportunity it gives her to enjoy fresh food and reflect on the puzzles of agriculture.
After months of dreaming about corn fields and ruminating on the agricultural skills humans have lost over time, the author decides to abandon her city life for a job on a farm. Here, she describes how the came to the decision--and how her parents reacted when she told them the news.