Tag: sustainability, environment, climate change

Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Bay Area Bites looks back on how the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market has become a San Francisco institution for chefs, home cooks, and curious eaters from around the world.

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Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

| May 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

The head of sustainability and food safety for the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich restaurant empire tells Sarah Henry what her job entails — and offers a rebuttal to critics who sniff at whether the culinary world has a role to play in sustainable food matters.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

| May 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

Douglas Gayeton is the co-creator of “The Lexicon of Sustainability”, an ambitious, collaborative multimedia project that aims to educate the public about food systems in the U.S.

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The Perennial Plate’s Real Food Road Trip: Q&A with Daniel Klein

The Perennial Plate’s Real Food Road Trip: Q&A with Daniel Klein

| March 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. In Season Two, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine will be traveling across America, taking the viewer on a journey to appreciate and understand where good food comes from and how to enjoy it. BAB asked Daniel about the mission, the project, the plan for the Bay Area and how people can participate.

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KQED’s Forum: How Sustainable is Your Fish?

KQED’s Forum: How Sustainable is Your Fish?

| February 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Many San Francisco restaurants often boast that the fish they serve is “sustainable.” But a closer look suggests that might not be the case. Forum talks with restaurant owners and fish wholesalers about the challenges of catching, selling and serving “sustainable” fish — and what it will take for your conscience to match what’s on your plate.

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Gary Paul Nabhan: Renewing America’s Food Traditions

Gary Paul Nabhan: Renewing America’s Food Traditions

| May 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

For about as long as I have been talking about eating food from local farmers, I have been talking about Gary Paul Nabhan. He is the author of a book called Coming Home to Eat which definitively changed my life’s course and really made me focus on talking about eating local food.

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The Rising Cost of Food, Part 2 of 2

The Rising Cost of Food, Part 2 of 2

| April 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I mentioned the rising cost of food around the world. It’s been a hot topic lately, and reports are becoming more grim. Costs are starting to hit home in our supermarkets, and warehouse retail chains are even beginning to restrict volume (20 pound) rice sales due to supply issues. Most sustainable food […]

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Celebrate The Sweet Life

Celebrate The Sweet Life

| April 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

A chilly Spring has me longing for a tropical vacation. One way to get a little taste of the islands in our own backyard is to dine at Roy’s. Chef Roy Yamaguchi is one of the most influential and well-respected Hawaiian chefs. His style of fusion cuisine combines Asian, French and Hawaiian ingredients and techniques. […]

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Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa

I usually try to buy local and organic foods, but am not always successful. Choosing to buy locally is often inconvenient, while buying organic can be expensive. Most grocery stores do not stock local foods, so I need to go to the farmer’s market to purchase it, which eats up a Saturday morning. Organic food […]

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