Fava Beans & Favism

If you’ve never heard of it, favism, or favismo in Italian, sounds suspiciously like a food legend or superstition. In fact, favism is a real hereditary disease resulting from a defect of the gene that regulates glucose-6-phosphate, defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘a condition especially of…

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My ‘Alimentography’

I was raised by hippies. My earliest years, nomadic and communal, were followed by a period I’d describe as urban homestead-ish living. We grew our vegetables. We drank milk delivered to our house in a massive cask. We kept chickens. My memories of that time,…

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