Such a small word for such a big role in our lives! Food has always been fraught with politics and class and culture. Salt was originally a pleasure for the rich; now, people of means are wary of too much sodium. Eating by the calendar – fresh food in season – was replaced by processed “forever” food. As food science and food tastes change, how are we taking back control of our personal food chains? Backyard gardens, neighborhood beers, urban beekeeping, home pickling and canning: does all this make food fairer, more plentiful and safer?!