In 2011, Facebook's Zuckerberg Only Eating Meat He's Killed Himself

Earlier this month, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted to his personal Facebook page that he had just killed a pig and a goat. The action was part of Zuckerberg's year-long challenge for 2011: if he is going to eat meat, he can only do it from animals he kills himself. ...more

I'm most interested that this struck such a chord with people.

One thing I will say for ...more

Food For Thought: Forks Over Knives, The Movie

We don’t mean to be stepping on our soapbox every time we praise the merits of eating healthy (Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution...more

Pork Inspires a New Slogan That Puzzles Many Bloggers

Pork: It's versatile, delicious and, when raised in a sustainable, healthy way, an excellent component of any meaty menu. But a new marketing slogan designed to increase pork sales resulted in a backlash yesterday on Twitter and around the blogosphere. "Pork: Be Inspired," a new campaign launched by the National Pork Board, has polarized the food community and sparked a certain amount of social media ridicule along the way....more

Fainfenix, i wholeheartedly agree with you -- the food system would be safer if people knew ...more

Food for Thought: Food-Borne Illnesses, Contaminants & Recalls

Gambling at the Grocery Store As I sit down to write this post, I have just returned from doing our weekly grocery shopping at Super Target...more

Families Slaughter a Backyard Chicken for Education and Subsistence

Some may find pictures in this post graphic. Sometimes you have one idea in mind and the day takes a totally different direction. Sunday was such a day for our family in central Ohio....more

To Vegan or Not To Vegan To build off of my last post, featuring a friend and fellow blogger that completed a 30-day vegan cleanse, I wanted to talk more about the vegan part of the equation.I thought it was super timely that Oprah hosted a show focused on veganism and offered a week-long vegan challenge to her staff. One of her guests was Kathy Freston, known as The Veganist....more

a chili by any other name…

Today (February 1st) marks the first anniversary of the first andthenmakesoup post. I’m amazed at how quickly the year passed, and that I have yet to make a dent in my recipe files!A big thank you to all my friends (including those I’ve yet to meet in person) for support, comments, on and offline feedback, and especially for putting up with me saying “Wait, wait, don't eat it yet, I have to take a picture of it first!!” I appreciate all of you....more

Charcutepalooza: Meat the Community

Two bloggers, Cathy Barrow of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Kitchen and Kim Foster of The Yummy Mummy, wanted to undertake a friendly challenge -- to tackle a different project each month from "Charcuterie" by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. Turns out, everyone else wanted to do this, too. ...more

I've got a 5# belly for pancetta and 5# of hog jowls for guanciale in the fridge right now ... ...more

Mini Guide To A Balanced Diet

What makes a balanced diet? With all the conflicting info on food pyramids and carb counting, it's tough to remember the basics. Here's a breakdown of the nutrients you need for a healthy body—and the foods that provide them. Protein—Protein is necessary for building strong muscles and protecting the immune system. It also helps slow the speed of digestion and makes you feel full faster....more

Vegetarian to Carnivore