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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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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 – Solar Chefs Series: Interview with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

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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 – 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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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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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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Partner Post – Solavore in Sri Lanka

Reposted with permission – Anne Patterson, CEO Solavore

Last month Solavore Sport designer Dr. Paul Funk time-traveled to Sri Lanka twelve and a half time zones ahead of his lab in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to teach a module on ‘Engineering Design Thinking’ using the solar oven. Dr. Funk taught the class via Skype, addressing more than 50 teachers from rural areas in the country.

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Extra Extra! – Solar Cookers Make Life Better

Bite-size Green TV host Angelina Le Grix and guest Michael Mora from Solar Cookers International discuss how solar cookers benefit users in the developing world. After trying 3 dishes in different models, Angelina recommends them for everyday cooking and emergency preparedness, as well.

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Partner Post – Warm Beet Salad

Our partner One Earth Designs shares a recipe for Warm Beet Salad.

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Extra Extra! – Solar Cooking in the News

The Huffington Post discusses the issues around solar cooking with our partner Catlin Powers from One Earth Designs.

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Day 13 – The Right Idea

Today I’m going to share a video from a group in Bolivia called Sobre la Roca. It discusses the disproportionate suffering of women and children, and shows how women must play an important role in the fight against indoor cooking smoke.

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Partner Post – Solavore Works in the Developing World

Here is a recent video from our partner, Solavore.

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Day 8 – Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Am I dating myself with the title of this post? Does anyone else remember the Reese’s commercial with the two people walking down the street, one eating chocolate and the other eating peanut butter? They collide, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are born. The world just became a better place.

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Day 5 – Preparing to Take the Stage

All is not lost, dear friends. We have heard about the dangers of cooking smoke, and about the hungry habits of the traditional “three rock stove”. They are but a mere dark lining to our silver cloud. We at Pasqual are working with the best in the industry to develop a menu of technologies that are perfectly suited for our Cook, and it is our ultimate goal to develop a sustainable, appropriate, affordable system making them all available to her.

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Partner Post – Top Chef Jeremy Ford

Top Chef Jeremy Ford discusses his first shot at cooking with a SolSource (One Earth Designs).

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