A group of rambunctious musicians from our small town on the coast of Maine rocked back and forth, tapped their toes, swayed in rhythm to John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads (1971). …


As you may know by now, I’m working on a cheese-related project, which I call Shelf Life. Last month, Zoe Brickly, the Creative Director of Jasper Hill Creamery, and Laura Corey, Project Manager for Curatorial, Conservation, and Science Initiatives at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art appeared together for a…


Running has become so much more than exercise for me. No longer trying for faster splits or personal bests, I focus on what I see along my running route.

This morning I ran from my house in Maine to the Owls Head lighthouse. As I turned around to return home…


Krista Tripp

It’s a chilly fall morning in 2019. Krista Tripp’s 36-foot lobster boat, Shearwater, rumbles out of Spruce Head harbor into the lapis blue waters of Penobscot Bay. The shearwater is a shorebird that flies low along the water’s surface and far out to sea. …


My family has grown accustomed to my wry comment about being everywhere, all the time. I usually comment as we head through the blurred edges of cities, those roads that lead out from a city where one mall bleeds into another. …


The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, painted by John Singer Sargent in 1882, almost fills a single room at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art. …


In the ocean, God is in charge, regulating the lifecycle of the fish, the tides, and the water. Whether you think of a divine power as God, Poseidon, Neptune, or Nature, there does seem to be someone governing the ocean.

At a remote fish farm along Norway’s coastline, Roger and…


That glass of bubbly Champagne may cost you more than you’re willing to pay this New Year’s Eve….or perhaps it won’t be Champagne at all. As of early December, the US is in the thick of trade negotiations that could uproot the traditional sourcing of our New Year’s libation.

During…


Darkness enveloped my house when the howling wind cut off power to our small village along the coast of Maine last month. As a result of a fallen tree across the main electrical lines outside, I was without water, heat, and lights. Without electricity, our refrigerator and freezer became silent…


Will Britons have to forgo citrus post-Brexit?

While politicians argue over Brexit, regular people living in Britain wonder what foods they’ll have access to after the dust settles. …

Robyn Metcalfe

Writer, Producer, Historian, Creative. Fascinated by how we feed cities. Order my new book, Humans in Our Food: https://humansinourfood.com

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