Tom teaches a cooking class!

Squeezed in between classes about composting and Chinese medicine, we made a basic fresh cheese, followed by two simple dishes of beets and kabocha squash

Chinese dairy visit

Yesterday I visited a farm in Dali, Yunnan. The big companies buy the milk from farms like this one, which has about 100 head of dairy cattle.

Flounder with kale, almonds and preserved lemons

When I was in high school, Dad bought a liquor store, and I became a liquor store employee. Contrary to popular expectations, being a teenager in a liquor store is not a high road to debauchery. I had to be there first thing in the morning to help with beer deliveries, which also meant cleaning…