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  • William Fox on Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine

    Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine — Part 4 of 4

    May 24, 2012   |   By William L. Fox

    In the afternoon following the conversation at De La Coer Ranch, Janet Driggs from Metabolic Studio takes Matt Coolidge and me to the old Pittsburgh Plate Glass works on the edge of Owens Lake. I’ve driven by the multiple silos and sheet metal factory buildings for years, and it’s a wish come true to clamber... View Post

  • William Fox on Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine

    Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine — Part 3 of 4

    May 3, 2012   |   By William L. Fox

    The nature of social practice was never more evident than this morning, sitting in the upper reaches of the De La Cour Ranch some 1500 feet above the Owens Dry Lake. Lauren Bon and her studio had gathered together some of the major local food producers, many of whom use soil produced at the ranch... View Post

  • William Fox on Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine

    Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine — Part 1 of 4

    April 26, 2012   |   By William L. Fox

    May 2012 I’ve traveled down the Eastern Sierra from Reno to Lone Pine, a five-hour drive on what I’ve always considered to be the most beautiful road in this part of the country. Lone Pine is in the middle of the Owens Valley, and to the west Mt. Whitney rises 10,000 feet from the valley... View Post

  • William Fox on Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine

    Metabolic Studio in Lone Pine — Part 2 of 4

    April 26, 2012   |   By William L. Fox

    Monday evening, and the progressive meals by Kevin West and Tom Hudgens (graduates of the renowned Deep Springs College nearby) have moved through a miner’s lunch (based on home-canned food such as sauerkraut) and into a Mexican dinner. The inspiration for the latter was a description by local author Mary Austin from her essential book,... View Post


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