Tag Archives: #IntegratedCooking

Brazil Recession: Taking a Step Down the Energy Ladder?

Brazil’s economy shrank by almost 4% last year, as it has been enduring the longest recession since the 30’s. How does this relate to dirty cooking and the average Brazilians place on the energy ladder?

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Global Alliance Conducts Child Survival Workshop

How much can clean cookstoves and fuels reduce incidence of pneumonia in children?  Does using clean cooking technologies and fuels during pregnancy boost birth weights?

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Earth Day 2016 @ NMSU

Earth Day turns 46 this year, and it sure is aging well. This year’s celebrations will see the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement, which take significant strides to help correct climate change, and in which clean cooking takes a role.

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Open Meetings – Tuesdays in April

Andale Restaurant in Mesilla has graciously agreed to host meetings for us  every Tuesday in April, from 6-8pm in the Banquet Room.

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Pasqual Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

This morning we launched our crowdfunding campaign, please follow this link and find out how you can help!

Cooking Smoke – The Secret Killer in Latin America

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Pasqual Comes to Life

The day is nigh and the hour is upon us! Pasqual has lauched our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo’s platform Generosity.

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What does Sancho Panza have to do with clean cooking?

You may know Sancho Panza as the proto-sidekick and voice of reason in Don Quixote, but did you know that El Sancho also has a curious tie to clean cooking?

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Questions & Answers

Ok, we’re back. While we were gone, a disturbing problem arose. The problem was this: people don’t seem to know what we are going to do with all this clean cooking business. We’ve got solar ovens and improved cookstoves, we’ve talked about poverty in Latin America, we’ve talked about the dangers of cooking smoke. But what does it all boil down to?

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A Problem Without End? Not on Our Watch!

We’ve touched on the topic of poverty and how it is a cycle that has to be broken before, but there’s always room for a little more perspective. As humans, we easily lose touch with things. Friends, family, the outside world, all are fair game.

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Extra Extra! – Two Stubborn Old Guys Who Wanted to Make a Difference

Reposted from HuffPost Impact

HuffPost reporter Helaina Hovitz interviews Fred Colgan from InStove on their origins and what their goals are in the developing world.

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Pasqual makes pulled pork in a Solavore Sport

We broke out the Solavore Sport the other day and cranked out some delicious pulled pork! This was so easy it was almost criminal.

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Partner Post – Solar Chefs Series: Interview with Chef Karen Akunowicz

Reposted with permission.

In our continuing series showcasing the stunning creations that imaginative culinary artists can concoct on the SolSource Solar Stove, we’re chatting today with Chef Karen Akunowicz, Executive Chef at Myers+Chang in Boston, and a 2015 James Beard nominee for Best Chef Northeast.

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Partner Post – Gear Review: The Solavore Sport

Our partner Solavore was featured in a Misadventures Mag gear review just a few days ago. It was put to the test in overly-sunny Arizona, a place it seems was designed just for solar cooking.

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Int’l Women’s Day and Clean Cooking

This just in, women are disproportionately affected by cooking smoke-related illnesses, among other issues! Wait, this isn’t really news, it’s been known for some time.

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Pasqual’s submission for 2017 Oscars, Category – Best Film

*** Updated link below ***

Nobody ever said film making was easy, I guess its a good thing we didn’t do claymation after all. Break out the popcorn and jujubes, it’s time to feast your eyes on the first of many videos to come from the soon-to-be-esteemed Pasqual Pictures.

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Partner Post – Solar Chefs Series: Interview with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

Reposted with permission.

As we continue to pick the brains of Top Chef contestants who’ve tried their chops (pardon the pun) on the SolSource Solar Stove, today’s spotlight is on Chef Kwame Onwuachi, Executive Chef at The Shaw Bijou in Washington, D.C. A caterer’s son, he started his own catering company at the age of 20, and got formal training in classical French Cuisine at the Culinary Art Institute. Approaching cuisine as a global medium, Chef Kwame summarizes his philosophy of cooking as telling a story through food.

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Partner Post – Solar Chefs Series: Interview with Chef Carl Dooley

Reposted with permission.

You might have caught our blog post about Top Chef contestant Jeremy Ford, but in these days of celebrity cookery, more and more chefs are clamoring about the culinary potential of the sun. Today we’re talking to Chef Carl Dooley, getting ready to open The Table, his new restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Partner Post – Solavore in Cambodia

Reposted with permission – Anne Patterson, CEO Solavore

January marked the beginning of Solavore’s expanded pilot program in Cambodia, where we’re partnered with The United Cambodian Association of Minnesota (UCAM), the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Netherlands-based NGO PicoSol. The Picosol campus near Phnom Penh hosted training for attendees from five rural areas impacted by deforestation: Kampong Cham, Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, Prey Veng, and Kandal. Our folks in Cambodia shared this snapshot, more to come upon their return!

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Thoughts on Bill & Melinda Gates’ 2016 Annual Letter

I’ve recently learned of two influential people by the name of Bill & Melinda Gates, are you familiar with them? If not, please check the wifi connection for the rock you’ve been hiding under. They have been wielding their formidable influence and wealth for the greater good for some time now, and their powerful gaze has landed upon the issues of time poverty and energy poverty in their hot-off-the-presses Annual Letter.

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Weekend News Update

Several short news briefs on the Pasqual front. As you may have seen, we have a new logo. Much praise and thanks to the design team at Aloki Design Studio, our boundless gratitude goes out to them!

We have added a little “Guide to Pasqual” in the top menu bar, please check it out.

The outdoor demonstration kitchen is nearly completed, see pics below…

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Extra Extra! – Non-Smoker Gets Lung Cancer at 30

“A few years ago, I diagnosed a young woman in her late 30s with lung cancer. She was a non-smoker. Throughout her treatment, she kept saying, ‘Why me?’ Such cases are becoming more common now,” he said. – The Times of India

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Under Construction, Literally

Sorry for the absence of riveting new posts about solar ovens and improved cookstoves, but the Pasqual team is busy building our very own outdoor demonstration kitchen. Please stay tuned for some exciting videos demonstrating all of our partners wonderful clean cooking technology, and you might even get a glimpse at my ugly mug in the process…

See you soon!

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Grassroots Only Go So Deep

It’s politic’n season out there, and the word “grassroots” gets thrown around a lot, probably more often than is really deserved. I think we all identify with the nature of any grassroots movement, that being one derived from the “people” instead of “The Man”. Who doesn’t root for the underdog some of the time?

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Mick Jagger Was Wrong

Surely you jest! Take it easy, folks. It’s still okay to seek sage advice from your favorite rock & roll band, they would never lead us astray on purpose. But when Jagger croons about time being our our side, the science says otherwise.

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E Pluribus Unum

Out of many, one. You probably know this famous Latin phrase as one of our national mottoes, printed on the Great Seal of the United States. The implication is that we collectively form one, a united body.  People come together for a variety of reasons; religion, social interests, education, even a friendly card game. We form clubs and churches, bowling leagues and secret societies. All of these groups form for a reason, usually to benefit either themselves or others in some way. Pasqual was formed for a reason as well.

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