Good for eating, and good for thinking


in Daily updates, Ottawa

Thanks to the Herb and Spice Shop on Bank Street, I have been able to check off the longest serving item on my running to-do list. Many months ago in Oxford, Antonia introduced me to a sweet soy sauce called Ketjap Manis. I have since sought it in countless stores in several countries, though unsuccessfully until tonight.

I got lots of other good ethical stuff, also: hot curry paste, something called ‘kefir,’ organic salsa and feta cheese, tofu, nice looking bagels, veggie pate, some interesting snacks, and a big bag of oats.

Now, all I need is some St. Peter’s Organic Ale.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Milan January 20, 2008 at 6:54 pm
tristan January 20, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Ethical stuff?
December 17 2006?

Emily Horn January 20, 2008 at 10:04 pm

It’s very twilight zonish seeing these photos again and recognizing your face. The first time I saw them must have been in 2004, and I had no idea who you were.

Milan January 20, 2008 at 10:11 pm
Milan January 20, 2008 at 10:18 pm
Steve January 22, 2008 at 11:27 am

As of last week, the LCBO on Rideau @ King Edward still had a very tasty St. Peters Winter Ale available.

Also in that ‘hood is the organic food store on York between Dalhousie and Cumberland, which has a large selection of products available in bulk.

. January 23, 2008 at 11:01 am

Land and liberty

How food sovereignty benefits people and planet

One of the most prominent voices fighting corporate control of food and water, Food and Water Watch, recently teamed up with international development and human rights organization Grassroots International to issue an important paper, “Towards a Green Food System” (PDF), about how the food sovereignty movement (the right of peoples to define their own food, agriculture, livestock, and fisheries systems independent of market forces) emerging from Asia to Africa is good for both people and planet. It discusses the building of a food system that protects rather than degrades the environment, and explores this rather important link well.

Anon March 5, 2008 at 12:42 pm

“It’s the kind of thing people crave late at night,” said Bee Yinn Low, who is from Penang but lives in Irvine, Calif., and writes a blog about Malaysian food at Maggi has a faintly similar flavor to Indonesian kecap manis, a salty-sweet-savory condiment that is one ancestor of modern tomato ketchup.

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