Food & Drink


Food For All, Except the Dumpster

If you’re a restaurant, you never want to run out of food. Customers expect that you’ll have options available at all times, even near closing. They might find sparse shelves off-putting, and you’ll lose money if you don’t have what a customer wants to order. This expectation from customers pushes restaurants, especially grab-and-go establishments, to overproduce. […]


Ditching the Desk for Family Dinner

Erin Baumgartner spent the last the 10 years working at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, but her attention kept getting pulled back to food. “We loved to cook, to eat, and to have people over,” she says about herself and her husband of five years, Tim Fu. “That’s really how we love to spend time, having […]


Incubating Community, One Jar of Yogurt at a Time

When Sam Christy’s kids were young, he was making three quarts of yogurt a week. “I just thought, ‘I bet someone else is making yogurt tonight too. It wouldn’t be much harder for me to make four quarts and share them with them,’” he says. “And I thought, ‘Hey, maybe I could do this on […]