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Feed the Body.

By Jenée Libby on December 2, 2016

I had big plans this week. I was going to get ahead in my work after months of putting out proverbial fires. Begin a new blog based on a Christmas gift I gave long ago….

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Thank You, Leonard Cohen.

By Jenée Libby on November 11, 2016

I wrote the following in 2010. It all still applies. Rest in peace to a gentleman and a scholar. Ahimsa. Namaste. “I’m just another snowman, standing in the rain and sleet. Who loved you with…

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054 – Vivian Howard, A Chef’s Life, Deep Run Roots, Chef and the Farmer

By Jenée Libby on November 10, 2016

Real Life Chef Work. “I’m Vivian. And I’m a chef.” This is how Chef Vivian Howard starts off every episode of her Peabody award-winning PBS show, A Chef’s Life. Being a chef is not glamorous….

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By Jenée Libby on October 10, 2016

That’s how I feel after a weekend at the 3rd annual Appalachian Food Summit. Well fed. In mind, body, and soul. I almost called this piece “Community Revival” because it was that too. A congregation…

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048 – Jason Becton and Patrick Evans, MarieBette Café & Bakery

By Jenée Libby on September 14, 2016

Bread Work. In France, the boulangerie or bakery is the epicenter of any great neighborhood. Folks stop in daily for fresh bread and pastries, sharing news of the day, making small talk, and commiserating over…