Q & A with Mark Bittman

The Minimalist himself, Mark Bittman — food writer, author, recipe developer and passionate advocate for real food — made his first visit to Sun Valley in March as part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts 2013-2014 lecture series.

Bittman became a household name in 1997, with the start of The Minimalist column for The New York Times. The goal of the column was to make home cooking … Read More

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Passion in Every Pint

“I arrived from Seattle with just $30 in my pocket and a pet rabbit,” says Toni Bogue, founder and operator of Toni’s Sun Valley Ice Cream Co., Immediately enamored by her surroundings, Bogue resolved to find a way to make a living in the Wood River Valley. “I never wanted to leave,” she says.

Bogue started on the path that would lead to her ice cream business during her early … Read More

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Where Conservation and Farming Come Together

Lava Lake Land & Livestock is some kind of beautiful. It’s the quintessential Idaho ranch, with sunlight and shadow playing over the changing colors of the hilly and peaked landscape. It’s no wonder Kathleen and Brian Bean bought the ranch 15 years ago with the idea of protecting it.

Lava Lake sits along the historic Oregon Trail in the Pioneer Mountains of South Central Idaho. The closest town is Carey. … Read More

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A Decade of Farm to Fork Dinners

Photo By Guy Hand.

Husband and wife duo Clay and Josie Erskine do what farmers do – they sow seeds, harvest crops and sell their organic produce. But, a decade ago, among the 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers and berries on their 60 acre farm, Josie planted a different kind of crop. Call it a “social” seed that has blossomed into one of the community’s favorite annual summer events.

“It’s … Read More

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