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Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food by Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough

Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food by  Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

The story behind this cookbook was told in this blog entry (http://politicsoftheplate.com/?p=1051) by Barry Estabrook. The American experience is much different to Australia, but this book sounds (I haven't read it yet) like we could have a few more places likeBi-Rite Market , and some more books like this one.

I liked this quote from Sam Mogannam talking about the transformation of the old shop and its product range (bulk cheap liquor and cigarettes)

 

"When we started making these changes, some guests grumbled about the higher prices that came with these more sustainable foods. We tried to help them understand the factors behind those price tags, including the lower yields (but higher quality) associated with organic farming. We worked hard to instill the idea that every grocery purchase affects the environment, the economy, and the well-being of the people who feed us. We talked about the true cost of food, including the hidden costs of subsidies (paid for by our taxes) and health care. In short, we all have the power to either contribute to the problem or be part of the solution. We all have the opportunity to make an impact every time we eat."

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Allsun Farm Organic Fair Gundaroo NSW

Allsun Farm Organic Fair Gundaroo NSW | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

We will be opening the farm again with Open Gardens Australia
Sat 29 & Sun 30 October 2011
10 am - 4.30 pm cost $10 (under 18 yrs free)
1318 Dick's Creek Road, Gundaroo

This 2 day event was a huge success last year and will be slightly bigger and better this spring. The garden will be open for inspection and there will be stalls selling food, drinks, seeds, seedlings, tools and books.

Through out both days there will be talks, demonstrations and activities for children.

See the website for details.

Stalls

Gundaroo Tiller - Tools, Green manure Seeds

Bumper Crop Seedlings - heirloom tomatoes, capsicums and eggplants and more . . .

Q Nursery - perennial plants and herbs
The Italian Gardener - seeds
Estate Gardening - tools and other garden things
Econuts - native plants
Scythes Australia - scythe supply company
Weedwakka - Brush cutter attachment
Eurobodalla Sustainable Devices
Bindaree Bees - honey and bee keeping supplies (Sunday only)
Daltons Books
Humble House Jams & Preserves
Growing The Growers fund raising BBQ - Sausage sandwiches
Gundaroo Common Trust - cakes, slices and freshly made pikelets
Coffee

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Civil Eats » Blog Archive » On Food Justice: An Interview with Slow Food’s Josh Viertel

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » On Food Justice: An Interview with Slow Food’s Josh Viertel | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities. Here's their interview with Slow Food USA’s Josh Viertel

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The Slow Food Maui Daily

The Slow Food Maui Daily | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Slow Food Maui . It uses paper.li a clean newspaper like format. The photo is from a broadcast TV story about the winner of Hawaiian Airlines' "Flavors Take Flight" recipe contest. Her recipe for "Island Fire Fish". See the video

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10 Most Influential Chefs « Measuring Online Influence: The Official Klout Blog

10 Most Influential Chefs « Measuring Online Influence: The Official Klout Blog | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

How many have you heard of, let alone have in your bookmarks? Andrew Zimmern, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Anthony Bourdain, Giada de Laurentis, Paula Deen, Mark Bittman, Jay Terauchi, Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio.

Is 5 out of 10 ok? That's hero Mark Bittman in the pic.

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Chicken with Spinach and Pears | WholeFoodsMarket.com

Chicken with Spinach and Pears | WholeFoodsMarket.com | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

(It's a northern hemisphere ) fall flavor combination of pears and blue cheese brings a seasonal element to an otherwise simple chicken dish. Great for a dinner party! To learn how to make this recipe, watch the Secret Ingredient cooking show. (There are still cheap pears in the shops, and the spinich is growing well in my garden.)

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Barry Estabrook's 'Tomatoland' has been released. Read a Free Excerpt.

Barry Estabrook's 'Tomatoland' has been released. Read a Free Excerpt. | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

Following his great article in the now defunct Gourmet magazine (which won him a James Beard Award,) he's expanded the investigation of slavery in the tomato groves of Florida and the way we've ended up with a tasteless commodity which he says,  "In survey after survey, fresh tomatoes fall at or near the bottom in rankings of consumer satisfaction."

 

Estabrook also stirred things up with his recent article in The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/12/organic-can-feed-the-world/249348/

 

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VOLT ink.: Recipes. Stories. Brothers.

VOLT ink.: Recipes. Stories. Brothers. | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

Described as an intensely personal cookbook by brothers and chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio. They conquered USA Top Chef's 6th season (Bryan came in second, Michael first). Photos are by Ed Anderson http://www.edandersonphoto.com/ lots of over the top looking down. There's an iBook with bonus recipes and video content in the iTunes Store.

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Fire up your pumpkins this Halloween

Fire up your pumpkins this Halloween | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

Smoking your pumpkin first adds unique flavour. Char slices on the grill, smoke halves until tender for soup, and make s’mores with puree.

What's a s'more ? Glad you asked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%27more

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HOW TO MAKE: Elder flower essence / extract for drinks (100% organic) | Bar Tools

HOW TO MAKE: Elder flower essence / extract for drinks (100% organic) | Bar Tools | RegionalFood | Scoop.it

A video guide on how to make the ultimate elder flower essence. Perfect for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks or as a syrup.

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Gourmet Gaming?

Gourmet Gaming? | RegionalFood | Scoop.it
I love to play video games and I love to eat. Preferably at the same time. What's even better is eating the food from the game I'm playing while I'm playing it. Gourmet Gaming is updated every...
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Native Fish Awareness Week

Native Fish Awareness Week | RegionalFood | Scoop.it
THIS YEAR’S Native Fish Awareness Week is going online with its “Habitat makes fish happen!” theme in a new strategy aimed at reaching around half a million recreational fishing buffs in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin.

The week will raise awareness of the plight of native fish across the Basin and promote activities in which everyone can be involved, including planting trees, removing weeds and putting logs back into waterways.

Showcasing this will be the launch of the big week on Sunday November 6 at Coorong and the Lower Lakes in South Australia. An intensive line-up of community engagement activities will continue across the Basin throughout the week.

Other locations hosting events include Murray Bridge and Winkie in South Australia, to Marysville and Wangaratta in Victoria, and Wentworth and Bourke in NSW, to Eulo and Toowoomba in Queensland.
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