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Coffee Common: Bringing Coffee Power to the People

New York Liz Clayton 1 comment

New York, you've been warned. A motley crew of migrant coffee professionals is set to land in your city next week. They're here to school you—in a friendly way—and they may also fix your grinder for you. More

Jamie Oliver Wins 2010 TED Prize

Adam Kuban 9 comments

[Photograph: TED] British chef and food TV personality Jamie Oliver has won the 2010 TED foundation prize. The prize grants him $100,000—and something much bigger: "a wish to change the world." He'll unveil the wish on February 10 at TED2010 and we, the TED community, will make it come true. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design; the foundation runs a series of conferences that promote "ideas worth spreading." I guess we'll see what new idea Oliver wants to spread in February. As you may recall, he's no stranger to good ideas. See School Dinners/Feed Me Better and the Fifteen Foundation. (For an idea of what a TED Talk is like, check out this video of Mark Bittman at a... More

Videos: TED Talk: Carolyn Steel on How Food Shapes Our Cities

Robyn Lee 1 comment

In a talk at TED, London-based architect and author of Hungry City Carolyn Steel discusses "the daily miracle of feeding a city" by showing how cities developed from food routes, from ancient Rome to 17-century London, and talks about using food to shape the world for the better. Watch the video after the jump.... More

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