Hot cheeeeze: climate change and the future of deliciousness

As I’ve written many times before, being married to a food writer has exposed me to unusual, delicious, disturbing and most of all, abundant amounts of food. I’ve found myself in numerous gluttonous situations where I’ve had to offend many by insisting, “no, no, if I eat one more bite, I *really* will explode. Seriously. … Read moreHot cheeeeze: climate change and the future of deliciousness

The future tastes bitter: climate change and the flavors ahead

This past December, my husband and I were invited to participate in an Iron Chef cook-off, where contestants were given an ingredient and had to create the most interesting, delicious and unusual dish possible. This was a challenge that we thought we’d mastered – we’ve previously won cooking competitions galore (first prize key lime pie, … Read moreThe future tastes bitter: climate change and the flavors ahead

Dieting: one more thing for climate change to ruin

It is a rite of passage after moving to Northern California to take on your first diet. I’m not talking about dieting to lose weight, nor am I talking about those boring diets that are popular everywhere else in the sensible world, such as vegetarianism, veganism or even ovo-lacto-pescatarianism. Those diets are a little too … Read moreDieting: one more thing for climate change to ruin

The Future is Queasy: climate change and foodborne illness

When traveling the world, you find yourself taking a lot of risks. Often you’ll reflect back on these travels and think: “I can’t believe I got into that car” or “My god! That man was not showing me his knife so I would buy it, he was trying to rob me!” This is never clearer … Read moreThe Future is Queasy: climate change and foodborne illness

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: Climate Change and Spicy Food

It is tough being a freelance writer. You have to be pitching stories left and right, grabbing interviews whenever you can and literally dance for every drink, every lunch and every story. Meanwhile, any jerk with a blog could come along and steal your job. Your life is best defined by these three words: Dance, … Read moreFeelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: Climate Change and Spicy Food

Climate change and seaweed sex: Facebook was right, it’s complicated

One of the greatest challenges of writing a science blog is that I generally have 800 words to describe something extremely complex. Take my blog on Lyme Disease. Lyme disease has many hosts, from ticks to mice to humans, even lizards. The animals are affected by tons of variables, climate being only one of them, … Read moreClimate change and seaweed sex: Facebook was right, it’s complicated