• Plenty # 4 — Railroad Street Youth Project’s Annual Culinary Arts Dinner

    Chelsea Fosella (left) and Jennaya Jones practicing their skills during Railroad Street Youth Project’s 2014–2015 Culinary Apprenticeship Program. Jennaya, in her seventh culinary apprenticeship with RSYP, is now an intern at Red Lion and hopes to attend the Culinary Institute of America next year; submitted photo. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — …

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  • Peter Paul Rubens – Abundance (Abundantia) I cruised southward alone along a curving, coastal dream road in central Maine. I suppose it might have been on the North Shore. It might have been in the Maritimes, though never having been to that region of Canada, I wouldn’t know. The sky …

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  • Plenty #3 — Timothy Snyder Warns of Next Genocide

    Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale, and author of “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning;” photo by Ine Gundersveen, courtesy timothysnyder.org We spoke with Timothy Snyder about his recent work examining two necessary conditions for the Holocaust: disintegration …

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  • Plenty #1 — Hard Cider Tasting at MASS MoCA

    SIX Western Mass grower/fermentors offer their wares at the hard cider tasting in the Chalet 08/28 Bins will soon be full as apples near ripening in September; photo courtesy Headwater Cider.     Don’t miss the hard cider tasting at the Chalet at MASS MoCA on August 28 from 6:30–8:00 …

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  • Plenty #2 — Berkshires Author Alana Chernila Launches “The Homemade Kitchen”

    Practical guiding principles point to cooking and eating habits that make sense for families. Berkshires author Alana Chernila launches her second book, “The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure” in October, 2015; submitted photo. Alana Chernila has been piecing together a philosophy about food at least as early as …

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Peter Paul Rubens – Abundance (Abundantia) I cruised southward alone along a curving, coastal dream road in central Maine. I suppose it might have been on the North Shore. It might have been in the Maritimes, though never having been to that region of Canada, I wouldn’t know. The sky …

Farm Ethics: On Taking a Life

The six week old pullet chick came hopping over to me the second I stepped into the brooder stall. I could not …