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Zester Daily contributor Louisa Kasdon is a Boston-based food writer, former restaurant owner and  the Founder and CEO of Let's Talk About Food, an organization that engages the public around food issues in our world (letstalkaboutfood.com.) Kasdon was the food editor for Stuff magazine and the Contributing Editor for Food for the Boston Phoenix.  Winner of the M.F.k> fisher Award for Culinary Excellence, she has  written for Fortune, MORE, Cooking Light, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor, among others.

Ashkenazi Charoset for the Seder plate. Credit: Copyright Courtesy of BreakingMatzo.com

Of all the holidays in the Jewish calendar, Passover serves as the cornerstone. Family and friends come together at home for a meal disguised

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A holiday fruitcake. Credit: Shutterstock/Hurst Photo

Like many people, I thought fruitcakes -- like Twinkies -- came wrapped and packaged and were the kind of food that goes into the

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Fall squash. Credit: Louisa Kasdon

Hello, my name is Louisa, and I am a procrastinator. Especially about big, fancy things like making a Thanksgiving feast for 20 of my

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Chef Jeremy Sewall and his new cookbook, "The New England Kitchen." Credit: Michael Harlan Turkell

As far as I am concerned, we New Englanders own the winter kitchen, from the cranberries and pumpkin pies of Thanksgiving all the way

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Boston-area kids try their hand at making healthy lunches while chef Jody Adams works in the background at the Let's Talk About Food Festival 2013. Credit: Courtesy of Let's Talk About Food

I remember the moment very clearly. I was moderating a panel discussion after a special screening of "Food Inc." in September 2010. More than

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Beef tzimmes. Credit: Louisa Kasdon

I look forward to Rosh Hashana every year. It should be because it is the beginning of another new year, shimmering with possibilities. Or

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Child obesity is one of the targets of the documentary film "Fed Up." Credit: Courtesy of "Fed Up" film

"Fed Up" is a jab to the belly of many of the myths we hold about the causes and culprits responsible for the obesity

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Women from the restaurant industry hold baguettes as swords during a flash mob at the Let's Talk About Food Festival in October 2013. Credit: Elizabeth Comeau

The noise (and well-deserved) flap over Time magazine's recent cover story "The 13 Gods of Food" -- a list that crowns exactly zero female

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