Food Writing

Links and downloads to some of my published stories on cooking, food and culture, food policy and politics, sustainability and urban farming, travel, and trends. Currently I produce a weekly “Green Plate” column and a weekly recipe round-up for and contribute regularly to You can read all of my EcoSalon posts here. Also, see below for selected articles.


Heirloom Bean Recipes Eating Well Sept/Oct 2009

Referendum on the Deli Menu at Saul’s Civil Eats Feb 2010

You Say Tomato, I Say Monsanto Civil Eats April 2009

Just Cook: How to Integrate Cooking into your daily life Civil Eats June 2010

The Bad, The Bold, and The Bogus: Food Industry Health Claims to Watch Out For EcoSalon June 2010

From Fumes to Fava Beans: San Francisco Freeway Gets a New Life EcoSalon May 2010

Barely Legal: A look inside the underground food craze EcoSalon March 2010

Soy Powerful: How Monsanto Pushes its Genetically Modified Soybeans on Unwilling Consumers EcoSalon February 2009

The Five Day Eat-Low-On-The-Food-Chain Menu Challenge EcoSalon April 2008

Finding Myself in Vietnam, Curve Magazine » March 2006

Passion for Parsley, Oakland Tribune PDF April 2003

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    The recipes and images on this site belong to Vanessa Barrington. Feel free to link here and if you’d like to use a recipe or image, please ask permission first. Thank you.