Slow Food Almanac for 2012 online
Dec19

Slow Food Almanac for 2012 online

If you missed Terra Madre, or even if you went, check out the publication that brings together the values, ideals and stories of preserving our food heritage around the word. Click here to read...

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Saving Gleason Ranch

“Grandma didn’t want us to have anything to do with ranching,” says Nancy Prebilich of Gleason Ranch, throwing open the door to an aging dairy barn that’s stood on the family property for more than 40 years. Without flinching she wades into a half inch of muck that backed up in the pig stall last night — adding “snake drains” to her ever-growing to-do list — and grabs a squealing piglet...

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Food, Inc premieres in Sonoma County

If you’re someone who eats food — and I’m guessing you are — it’s worth giving a few minutes of thought to what you’re actually putting in your mouth. Because chances are you have no idea where it came from, let alone what it actually is. At least that’s the premise of the producers of Food, Inc, a new documentary that casts a hard look at commercial food producers who they claim are hiding...

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Local CSAs: Your little piece of the farm

The kind of glee that CSA bags can instill in even the most jaded of fast-foodies is rather remarkable to watch. Just ask my children, who before last summer eyed anything green or leafy with serious suspicion. They now clamor for kale, organic carrots and fresh apples. Miraculous. For the uninitiated, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), is a sort of subscription to an individual farm. You pay somewhere between $10 and $30...

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Zazu Restaurant | Santa Rosa
Mar09

Zazu Restaurant | Santa Rosa

Zazu’s husband and wife chef team, John Stewart and Duskie Estes, are media darlings who’ve all but redefined casual roadhouse dining in the Bay Area. The food at their West County restaurant is California-Italian with occasional nods to the South — but depends heavily on local, seasonal produce. Devoted to Slow Food and sustainability, the restaurant pulls from its own backyard garden along with a biodynamic plot...

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