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Vanessa is a food writer and chef based in Oakland, California. She is the author of the forthcoming book, DIY Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food From Scratch (Chronicle, Fall 2010) and coauthor of Heirloom Beans (Chronicle 2008). She works as a consultant with HavenBMedia on food, agriculture, and environmental issues. She blogs about food policy and healthy cooking for EcoSalon and her own blog, Vanessa Barrington, and she thinks the world would be a better place if more people cooked real food more often.

Field To Flake: How Breakfast Cereal Is Made

The Deli Renaissance

Chile Con Climate Change

Just Cook: How To Integrate Cooking Into Your Daily Life

Is the Urban Farming Movement Here to Stay?

Getting to Know the Invisible People Working in the Shadows

Power to the People: India Puts GM Eggplant on Hold “Indefinitely”

Referendum on the Deli Menu at Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen: What is Tradition?

A Global Analysis: Is Biotechnology Really the Only Way to Solve Hunger?

The Farmworker Legacy in Your Fridge