'Earth Day' on Serious Eats

The Rise of Organic Spirits

Unlike the food world, where emphasizing local and seasonal and working to diminish food's ecological footprint have become recurring themes, the bar has always approached things a bit differently. But that's changing. As the craft-cocktail movement matures in its second decade, some procedures are starting to more closely align with those in the food world. The use of fresh fruit and other produce is now de rigeur in cocktail bars, and today, it's not unusual to see a bottle of organic spirits somewhere in the mix. More

Sustainable Wines: Saving the Earth, One Glass at a Time

The natural wine movement is growing, spurred by winemakers' concerns about the long-term viability of their land, the quality of their wine, and the protection of the environment. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we chatted with Michael Honig about his efforts toward sustainability at Honig Vineyard and Winery in California, and taste-tested a few great natural wines to recommend. More

Jones Soda, Powered By Bike On Earth Day

On Earth Day, some of us are making an effort to turn off lights, or take shorter showers, or bike to work. But putting us all to shame, Jones Soda is taking its entire headquarters off the grid—powering their offices with human-generated cycle power. With ten custom-make bikes hooked up to their electric system, Jones staffers and visitors will be pedaling all day. And if you drop by Jones Soda Central in Seattle and hop on a bike, you’ll score a free soda for your pains. Can’t make it out there? Follow along on their webcam, or on Twitter. [via Girlhacker]... More

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, Cooking Up a Story offers up Baby Steps to a Green Kitchen, a collection of tips ranging from shopping and food choices to kitchen clean up: "Trying to step more lightly on the earth is a daunting task, but we do believe that small, seemingly insignificant actions can make a major, positive impact." What are you doing to green your kitchen?... More

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