Michel Nischan Week

Photo Gallery: Food System Game Changers

Meet six individuals working for better food
Jan 11, 2012 3:01 pm
Frank Reese

Michel Nischan's dedication to food activism via Wholesome Wave made us curious about other figures who are affecting change in the realm of food politics. It was immediately clear that almost everyone approaches the food system from a different angle. From chefs to fishermen to nutritionists...

A Brief History of Food & War

When food becomes a catalyst for violence
Jan 11, 2012 1:01 pm

It’s difficult to delineate the myriad causes that go into uprisings or wars, but food — access to it, the price of it, and its distribution — has often been a significant factor.

F&W Launches Chefs Make Change Campaign

Food & Wine helps celebrity chefs' worthy charities
Jan 11, 2012 11:31 am
Michel Nischan photo

The world of a celebrity chef isn’t only about racking up Michelin stars and making guest appearances on Top Chef. For many, like Michel Nischan, it’s also about creating change in the food system around them.

What to Know About Food Politics in D.C.

A guide to the convoluted world of food & politics
Jan 11, 2012 11:01 am
White House

The labyrinthine world of food politics in Washington, DC can be overwhelming if not downright exasperating. Nothing is simple about feeding America while juggling the interests of the food industry, organic and industrial farmers, as well as the average consumer.

Gus Schumacher on the Future of Food

The former USDA Undersecretary talks buying local
Jan 10, 2012 4:01 pm
Gus Schumacher photo

Name any influential food agency and organization and chances are that Gus Schumacher has been a part of it. From the USDA (where he was Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services from 1997 to 2001) to the World Bank (where he was the Senior Agri-lender) to Foreign Agriculture Services (where he was Administrator) to his position as Massachusetts Commissioner of Food and Agriculture, Schumacher has been a major influence in food policy circles for decades.

Power Ranking: 10 Sustainable Restaurants

In 2012, it goes way beyond organics
Jan 10, 2012 12:01 pm

They say it’s not easy being green. But, honestly, it’s gotten easier lately, especially with so many great restaurants making efforts to operate sustainably. But these days it’s more than just serving foods sourced from local, organic farms. Sustainability in 2012 is about designing an efficient, eco-friendly environment, reducing waste, recycling, composting, using biodegradable products when possible, conserving water and generally paying more attention to one’s impact on the environment.

Wholesome Wave: Michel Nischan’s 2nd Act

Boosting healthy eating initiatives. Saving farms.
Jan 10, 2012 10:01 am

Our guest editor Michel Nischan has spent considerable time cooking all over the world—running kitchens in Milwaukee, New York and at a luxury hotel in India. Cooking was his life and soul. It’s why he got up before dawn and crashed into bed far past midnight. As any champion toques or rising line cook will tell you, cooking professionally at restaurants is the life. And it’s pretty damn addictive. To quit? That’s just not an option.

An Organic Farmer in the U.S. Congress

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree fights for good food
Jan 9, 2012 5:46 pm
Chellie Pingree

Not many farmers and restaurateurs have much in the way of spare time. Chellie Pingree managed to become a farmer, a restaurant/B&B owner and a United States Congresswoman all within the span of a couple of decades.


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