FoodWISE Blog

Favorite roasted potato recipe—light and fluffy!

FoodWISE cooking today is about roasting light and fluffy potatoes! From Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes. It’s at: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/simple-herb-oven-roasted-potatoes/ I’ll share the trick right now, which is really a step—soak the potatoes (cut into cubes)...

Eat This—Cooking my favorite pea recipe

In this vlog, I talk about the best peas to eat fresh, and what to cook—and what to save for planting. I include a favorite recipe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIEUPvbr9wE Summer Bounty: Potato and Shrimp Salad with Peas Eat fresh peas! In this vlog, I talk about...

FoodWISE foods that begin with E

https://youtu.be/DowIl-bCZis For this month, I present a series of four videos, featuring a food beginning with W, I, S, E. I say a few things about the food I’ve selected, give a recipe link, and then some sources for you to follow up with! For more, see:...

COVID on USA campuses and in India news reports

  https://youtu.be/NCgGPaOHkQM   Reporting from The New York Times gives us a good look as to what's happening on college campuses, and then the current crisis in India. What has caused the crisis? Poor government policies? Poor preparedness? New variants? Lagging...

FoodWISE thinking—Can meat be sustainable?

https://youtu.be/WHyJsayc4m4 See this article appearing at politico.com: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/23/biden-farmers-beef-climate-emissions-490237. The answer: No. FoodWISE answer: Maybe. But President Biden will need to scale up on conservation...

FoodWISE: Whose science should we believe?

https://youtu.be/-1El77wiNqw Does bad research win? See this report on major studies that find "interesting" science with surprising conclusions is often what gets reported, even when it is not replicable. Ever watchful! The "I" in WISE tells us that being informed is...

FoodWISE and Lummi Island’s The Willows

https://youtu.be/eIeUj_lCkS0 A new award for FoodWISE: 2021 Results Human Relations Indie Book Awards Informational Human Relations Indie Book Gold Winner FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices by Gigi Berardi (North Atlantic...

FoodWISE Making the best food choices

https://youtu.be/pI0hYr90-44 FoodWISE tells the story of celebrating the "gray" in our lives—the best food choices may not always be the most obvious. Thank you Chanticleer Book Awards for awarding semi-finalist status to FoodWISE! See gigimberardi@wwu.edu #food...

What’s for dinner? Eat this!

https://youtu.be/UKNURYscMNo What’s for dinner? Eat this! Recently, we were looking around Bellingham, WA for a good restaurant. We had some staples, like D’Anna’s café Italiano (with its fresh pasta, and Sicilian-themed fare), and new ones, like Storia Cucina (with...

Beating the pandemic: FoodWISE monks

https://youtu.be/is_uLjV5NRc Today, we see a lot of backsliding with COVID precautions and infection rates. Our food supply is vulnerable. As I wrote in FoodWISE, our food system is like an interconnected web, “All the farmers, millers, butchers, bakers, grocery...

FoodWISE foods for a speedy recovery

https://youtu.be/2utaRj9no7Q Recovering from hip surgery, I'll share that FoodWISE foods are helping mightily! The following is FoodWISE's newest review (in European Journal of Food Drink and Society).   gigiberardi.com   #food #foodie #instafood...

What’s FoodWISE about US agriculture? Plenty!

https://youtu.be/26dGYHOJP3k Gigi talks about our new USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsak, his second time around in D.C. and mentions "carbon capture," commodity crops, and climate change.  She suggests recipes from her book that don't depend on commodity crops: dilly beans,...

FoodWISE eating during COVID

https://youtu.be/XKXMpRTtdF0 Vegetarian chili? That's Gigi's favorite bean recipe in FoodWISE. Eat this, not that? Check out beans*dry peas*lentils*chickpeas for info. Is the information FoodWISE? Whole? Informed? Sustainable? Experienced? See for yourself! In the...

Delicious FoodWISE spring recipes

https://youtu.be/8vgzc9pb-Ts Spring is here (at least in some calendars!). Gigi talks about her Guacamole recipes—good to use sustainable versions of avocado, and experiment! Like, with broccoli—broccomole! Look for rhubarb which is emerging now.... For more recipes...

USDA vs FoodWISE: Winning with whole foods

https://youtu.be/LI1_82jT_2g How do the USDA 2020-2025 dietary guidelines and my FoodWISE guidelines stack up? They are similar in one important way: Make every bite count! I’d make guidelines simpler— Choose: • Fats—eat a variety, but don’t skimp on saturated fat...

FoodWISE and delicious vegetables

https://youtu.be/S0I0sAiXObc Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, the final part—recipes. Delicious vegetables! Wondrous variety! Epicurean vegan—cooked in Switzerland. Visit gigiberardi.com for recipes and book giveaways, in December!   #food #foodie #instafood...

FoodWISE grains

https://youtu.be/kcWWSrriL1I Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, the final part—recipes. What's the deal with grains? Whole—loaded with nutrients—is the most satisfying! Visit gigiberardi.com for recipes and book giveaways, in December! #food #foodie #instafood...

FoodWISE and milk that just wants to be cheese!

https://youtu.be/KY5rIIrtfnk Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, the final part—recipes. What's the deal with cheese? Milk wants to be cheese—and fresh milk starts to sour soon after it is left out! The image is of some of Gigi's sheep cheeses. Visit gigiberardi.com for...

FoodWISE, mystical cows, fermented dairy

https://youtu.be/XVWJk6Dg0vE Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, the final part—recipes. What's the deal with dairy? Here is an image from her biodynamic sabbatical in Switzerland—much fresh dairy there. Visit gigiberardi.com/#connect for recipes and book giveaways, in...

FoodWISE eggs, recipes, and egg “shelters”

https://youtu.be/bI4DPI8LYQc Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, starting on the final part—recipes. What better food to begin with than eggs? She mentions all the different labels eggs can have, but, of course, prefers her own "zero-mile" eggs from chickens in her yard. And...

FoodWISE and experiencing food

https://youtu.be/2e_ABGNxvAg Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, "We need to be FoodWISE and choose experience," as an introduction to Part 4 of her book, on recipes. Shout out to loyal fans Cindy DiBenedetti and Mother Caterina Boyer! Changed out the image here! A kitchen...

FoodWISE, empathy, and our little farm

https://youtu.be/RAf5Tc28o2c Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, about empathy for others, and compassion for ourselves—and appreciation for both our shared and different interests. Hers? Growing tomatoes and making cheese—at her little farm. Visit here for recipes and book...

FoodWISE, common interests, differing values

https://youtu.be/TJlhXyn2goM Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on our common interests, the value of science, and how we can respect differing values. The image is from the Agricultural Conference at the Goetheanum in February 2019. This year's conference is all online....

FoodWISE and listening to science, or not?

https://youtu.be/Mt5nornp9mA Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE about what science tells us. Yesterday she reported on FoodWISE receiving two more awards today—first place for Literature and in Health/Diet/Nutrition in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. On her new landing...

FoodWISE—our common interests

https://youtu.be/_QHbncPVQHY   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE about our common interests. Good news today! FoodWISE received two more awards today—first place for Literature and in Health/Diet/Nutrition in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. On my new landing page,...

FoodWISE’s stop-think-then, act

https://youtu.be/Ky7pK65vlB4 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, concluding "My FoodWISE" with its mantra, "Stop-think-then act." Sign up for December book giveaways and recipes at gigiberardi.com.   #food #foodie #instafood #foodphotography #foodstagram #yummy...

FoodWISE, access, and resilience

https://youtu.be/knUWfaCFPz8 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, concluding "My FoodWISE" with the seventh idea: access, resilience, and reducing vulnerability. She talks about Inspiration Farm (@Insprationfarm), which creates all of the above with a seed saving bank. Here's...

FoodWISE and convivial eating

https://youtu.be/G5h3uOHqVrQ Gigi Berardi reads My FoodWISE, the fifth component is "convivial eating"—although not during COVID! In the video, she explains a little about these delicious Kenyan dishes! Sign up here for recipes and book giveaways:...

FoodWISE and shopping for quality

Gigi Berardi reads My FoodWISE, the fifth component is "about shopping for quality—taste, flavor, aroma, texture, and more. Sign up here for recipes and book giveaways: https://gigiberardi.com/ Image: Beautiful spring-summer produce. https://youtu.be/jxwalh4Zxdo

FoodWISE and chickens

https://youtu.be/UOCENyWTALo Gigi Berardi reads My FoodWISE, the third component is "humane!" and the fourth is about valuing biodiversity. We have three breeds: Barred Rock, Delaware, and Rhode Island Red. The Delaware (a beautiful white chicken) is less common than...

FoodWISE: Viva Farms—changing the face of farming

https://youtu.be/n5QduHyDjw8 Gigi Berardi reads My FoodWISE, the second component is "regenerative!" As with all that Viva Farms does in the Skagit Valley, growing new farmers! Here is one of their recipes! You can use mostly local ingredients, and you could bump up...

My FoodWISE—Traceability

https://youtu.be/tZUAqv1yRsU Gigi Berardi reads My FoodWISE, the first component is traceability! Here is a recording of her Village Books LIVE FoodWISE event Sign up here for recipes and book giveaways: gigiberardi.com   Image: Transplants/starts—thinking of...

FoodWISE—big and small

https://youtu.be/kwLC6dGlsHw Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, what we need to be doing by thinking in systems! Here is a recording of her Village Books LIVE FoodWISE event. Sign up here for recipes and book giveaways: gigiberardi.com   Image: her small farm...

My FoodWISE includes seed saving

https://youtu.be/aP9yJYP4wTg Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, "My FoodWISE," which includes seed saving! Here is a recording of her Village Books  LIVE FoodWISE event. Sign up here for recipes and book giveaways:

FoodWISE advice—just eat!

https://youtu.be/JhyVTV5VE1Y Thank you Village Books and Evolve Chocolate+Cafe's Christy Fox for a beautiful crowdcast Live Event. Thanks all for attending and please visit my website, for book giveaways and holiday recipes (and coming in January: my favorite Vegan...

FoodWISE—food choices that are good enough?

https://youtu.be/rzo36PCV4v8 Wednesday (Dec 9)—Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on ideal and good food choices, promising some examples for the Thursday event! Thursday (Dec 10)—you are invited to Gigi's Virtual Event: Live with Gigi Berardi and Christy Fox (sponsored by...

FoodWISE and Evolve food

https://youtu.be/mzndnX0Zn_c Tuesday (Dec 8)—Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on eating out, announcing a January recipe. Thursday (Dec 10)—you are invited to Gigi's Virtual Event with master Chef Christy Fox (sponsored by Village Books). Hear more about recipes! Before...

FoodWISE—sustainable fish when eating out?

https://youtu.be/v0_FIQpDhlE Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on sustainable fish when eating out. Her favorite source? Salmon from Desire Fish Company: http://desirefish.com/. Check out the new landing page for FoodWISE—sign up for recipes and book giveaways in December....

FoodWISE salads and eating out

https://youtu.be/7KsBnXT2U0k Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on negotiating restaurant food. Her favorite option? A salad. Check out the new landing page for FoodWISE—sign up for recipes and three book giveaways in December. www.gigiberardi.com Event (Dec 10): Gigi live...

FoodWISE and air fryer fries

https://youtu.be/7G4UgWDru7o Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on negotiating restaurant hamburgers and fries. She prefers "Jim's fries"—her family's own organic potatoes, and air fried! Check out the new landing page for FoodWISE—sign up for recipes and three book...

FoodWISE eating out!

https://youtu.be/GxYeG4Mb6-U Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on hot dogs! I'm excited about the new landing page for FoodWISE—everything all on one page! Thanks to Lisa Dailey/Silent Sidekick for the help. See what you think! Sign up for my favorite holiday recipes and...

FoodWISE potlucks

https://youtu.be/qHnsM25udQE Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on eating out and "potlucking." Here, a potluck in her 410 class, agroecology and sustainable agriculture. See here: December FoodWISE event.

FoodWISE, condiments, canned foods, coffees

https://youtu.be/C3TWh2G4A7M Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, continuing with her shopping list of condiments, canned foods, coffees and teas. Hooray for local roaster and brewer Tony's Coffee.     Image: fine coffee with some fine biodynamic beekeeping...

FoodWISE vegetables

https://youtu.be/FGCemSau2JE Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE on FoodWISE vegetables: In praise of kale! Image: late summer kale and chard becomes even more delicious in fall.

FoodWISE spices and herbs

https://youtu.be/yE4p_nkrA-g Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on favorite spices and herbs.   Image: NYT savory cornbread stuffing—with sage, oregano, parsley, pepper, and salt.

FoodWISE + milk

https://youtu.be/kMsX5huPEjk Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on the kind of dairy she prefers. The image here is from centuries past—Florence museums. You can tour virtually.

FoodWISE, dilly beans, feeding a family of 8

https://youtu.be/WsJL4NU3fEo Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on feeding a family of eight, taking a few short cuts but making it whole. Here, a post—not all FoodWISE, but mostly.   Image: our raw wax beans, soon to be processed into dilly beans (recipe in book)

FoodWISE home cooking

https://youtu.be/bNu6bvXe2BU Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on home cooking. Image: lefse-making for an annual Scandinavian Fair  

FoodWISE, information, and experience

https://youtu.be/E6COXYG-4G8 Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE and offers information as second-hand—but valid—experience. For more on practical experience and practical wisdom, see the practical wisdom work of Professor Barry Schwartz.     Experience! making...

FoodWISE and delicious food choices

https://youtu.be/LkVO9OxpCEQ   Gigi Berardi reads FoodWISE, on delicious food choices—as a review, and offers this wild story of international students taking face-to-face classes in Italy.

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