Margo True

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The Most Fertile Field in America

In our August issue, writer Janet Fletcher tells the story of how a cook at Berkeley’s Chez Panisse changed how we eat and cook in the San Francisco Bay Area—and beyond.

The Path to Grilled Pizza, with Michael Chiarello

For our May issue, celebrity chef Michael Chiarello grilled asparagus piadine—a type of pizza from Emilia-Romagna—in the courtyard of his Napa restaurant, Bottega. Here’s how the photo shoot (and video how-to) went down.

The Beach Tractors feast on land and at sea with two One-Block parties

The Beach Tractors are a group of young families in Morro Bay, on California’s central coast. Over the course of this One-Block Party contest, they’ve replaced concrete slab yards with edible gardens, seeded an oyster bed, and planted a rooftop garden; raised meat chickens and laying hens; and borrowed goats for milk. Rather than just one party, they decided to […]

Team Special Saus and its fresh and sunny One-Block Feast

These four young families in Sausalito, CA, love food and kitchen projects and “mucking about outside with our preschoolers,” says team leader Abby Peterson. They are, in her words: “Two stay-at-home moms with plenty of dirt under their nails; several small preschoolers who love feeding grapes to chickens; a solar consultant who makes his own pâté and salami; an engineer […]