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Food documentary tells story of workers’ fight for justice

Screening: Food Chains Iowa Memorial Union, Illinois Room — Thurs., Mar. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Florida tomato pickers are the focus of an acclaimed documentary that will screen Thursday for free at the IMU at 4:30 p.m. Food Chains tells the story of “fair food” and how to produce ethical produce. The Coalition of Immokalee […]

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As the Lincoln Cafe shuts down, a new restaurateur steps in

When Matt Steigerwald decided to close the Lincoln Cafe, Mount Vernon native Rachel Sauter took the opportunity to pursue her own aspirations of owning a restaurant. Her close ties to the community and former jobs at area restaurants (including Augusta in Oxford and the Wine Bar in Mount Vernon), helped inform her decision to re-open […]

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Minor indulgences: Scrooge gets an attitude adjustment

“Eat, drink and be merry” is a familiar holiday toast, but did you know that there’s a second, somewhat morbid half to the saying that explains the reason why we should imbibe and rejoice? In case you were unaware, the phrase in total goes: “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” So there: Put that in your holiday pipe and smoke it.
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Good Eggs

As the weather warms and backyard gardens begin to sprout, locals are asked to consider a very basic question: Where does our food come from? To some, there’s an easy answer, which is “the grocery store.” It is, however, a bit more complicated than that. Eggs often have a starring role on many shopping lists, […]

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The Hops: Premature Oktobulation

September, I realized, is a difficult month to recommend beer for. For three weeks it is still technically summer, so I wanted a beer that was light-bodied and refreshing. It also needed be rather cheap, as long afternoons of tailgating call for coolers packed with relatively affordable brew.

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Recasting Corn

This summer I visited a Democratic meet-up in Marion, Iowa, where a new candidate for Secretary of Agriculture is looking to rebrand our state’s chief export. But not through marketing–through a new vision of sustainable agriculture, one that posits the problems presented by an over-reliance on fossil fuels as an opportunity to reevaluate the future of farming in Iowa.

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Iowa City Weekender September 10-13

This week’s Weekender is sponsored by… **This message contains embedded videos. If you are viewing this via email or rss, you may not be able to see all content. Original content is viewable HERE** THURSDAY Culinary Walk |Downtown Iowa City | 5:30 – 8:00 pm | $25/$15 for students It’s a very great weekend to […]

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