Life is suffering and then you die, according to the wisdom of Silenus, the mentor of Dionysus in Greek mythology. Nietzsche argued that art was
Category: The Ethics of Eating
Are Family Farms the Answer?
Country singer Willie Nelson recently acknowledged black farmer Philip Barker and the work of Barker’s organization Operation Spring Plant, “which provides resources and training to
Have You Tasted an Illusion Lately?
Wine tasters have come in for their share of ridicule as the result of studies that seem to show we can be easily confused about
Cooking Well Makes You a Better Person
Well, it’s more complicated than that, but flavor is more important to civilization than is commonly recognized. In my Three Quarks essay this month, I
Culinary Conservatism is Harming us
Here is an example of how conservatism with regard to taste is harming us. As this article by Sea-to-Table argues, 91% of all seafood consumed
Why is it Important to Think about Food and Wine?
There are lots of hard problems that require our thoughtful attention—poverty, climate change, quantum entanglement, or how to make a living, just for starters. But