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Here’s Looking at You, COP

For an American working on climate change, the last couple of weeks felt as surreal as a movie. But the climate crisis is no fiction.

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Shop seasonal with Mark Bittman’s roasted sweet potato salad

This recipe by Mark Bittman showcases the sweet potato, typically thought of as a fall vegetable. The sweet potato’s peak season begins in late October and ends sometime in March. Eating foods grown locally and in season saves energy, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Celery root soup, now in season

Celery root is in season throughout the fall and winter. This easy-to-prepare and delicious soup is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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Save food by making carrot tops into pesto

This recipe, contributed by chef Mo L’Esperance of Tiburon Tavern, will turn the leafy green carrot tops you might normally throw away into a delicious pesto.

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