Leanne Battelle

Marin County, California

The Real Deal is about seeking the best in food whether eating in or dining out. This means real ingredients are used, care goes into the preparation, and you find yourself thinking about the meal beyond the experience.

This blog serves as a link to The Whole Pantry, a service that simplifies and inspires flavorful, seasonal home cooking prepared in a space that is efficient and naturally productive. You will find straightforward recipes to satisfy the experienced cook and not intimidate the novice, as well as local sources for great ingredients.

Because this endeavor came out of my years of doing research around food system reform, I will share noteworthy developments and ongoing challenges and showcase the individuals and organizations making impressive strides.