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Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin with Farmer Kellen MacKay at 25 Lusk

Take a Farmer Out for Dinner

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Beyond the Bay Area’s Best 100 Restaurants: Take a Farmer Out for Dinner Where to eat? What to eat? And when to eat? Questions about food and eating proliferate endlessly. Each day brings new challenges, new desires and perhaps even new fears in an era of food insecurity.  To help...
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Handful of Beans at Tierra Vegetables in Santa Rosa, CA

Tierra Vegetables: Taking the Pulse of Pulses

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I call them “beans” and mean Limas, Favas, Blacks, Pintos, Chickpeas, Lentils and more. They’re also known as “pulses” perhaps because of their concentrated power. Whatever name we use, they’re protein-rich and they have long been cultivated and enjoyed from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas. In a...
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