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Welcome Chef Fans!

First things first, hello and welcome; my name is Grant Klover, and I would like to thank you for visiting my portfolio. I hope with reading my portfolio, you can learn a little bit about where I have been and where I hope to go in my quest to become a highly respected chef. I […]

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Final Project: Joel Salatin, A Local Hero

Joel Salatin is a farmer at the forefront of the trend toward local food and grass-fed meat. Many people first became familiar with Salatin’s complex and eco-minded approach to farming when he was featured in Michael Pollan’s bestselling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. But Salatin is also well known within pasture-based farming and libertarian circles. He’s […]

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Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

The nutrition of the average American is a topic of hot debate, especially when it concerns how the government regulates food production and food health advocacy. For adults, it’s often a huge point of contention that sparks huge debates about the government’s place in determining something like soda consumption or fast food value meals. Informing […]

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…..

Hello again my faithful Chef Fan’s!! We are getting down to the wire and this class is almost wrapped up. It strange to think that I only have 4 more weeks of school but at the same time it is a wonderful feeling. As most of you have come to expect here is the latest […]

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Is Artisan Food Just Another Marketing Scheme…?

Hello again my loyal Chef Fan’s! This week we moved more into the modern day and started to look at some of the current trends in food like Artisan. Enjoy…. Consider the questions raised in the first paragraph (Are these products, ideas, or directions new and different, or are they a smart marketing image cultivated […]

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Sheep, cows, goats, and water buffalo … Oh My!

Morning Chef Fan’s!! This assignment is more of a continuation of the discussion we had the week before, but it is still interesting to read about. Enjoy! What other examples in Vermont (or other places, if you choose) can you identify to show the shift from subsistence farming to fulfilling regional and national markets? Locate […]

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From Micro to Macro: Sheep to Cows

Afternoon Chef Fan’s! I thought that some of you might like to see what we are talking about this week in the class forums. We had to read a few different articles and then post our responses to 5 questions. Here are the articles and the questions with my responses if anyone is interested. Read […]

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