Michael Pollan is Among Many Leaders That Move the Food World.
5 of these leaders will convene at Hub San Francisco tonight, Tuesday, and join Penelope Douglas, Hub/SOCAP Board President, in lively discussion. Who are these leaders?
The Good Food Awards is excited to announce the launch of its second year with a call for now through September 1! Seedling Projects, the “‘do tank’ for the food movement” behind the initiative, is inviting food producers from across the country to submit their beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles and preserves to a blind tasting that takes place at The Hub in San Francisco, with over 80 food world luminaries including Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Amanda Hesser and Nell Newman. The catch: everything must be produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner to be eligible to enter the blind tasting.
Couchsurfers just want to meet people, see the world, and enjoy life. That’s what I love about couch-surfing: you never know what’ll happen. Recently I met the coolest couple from Barcelona for lunch. I took them to the Cheeseboard, but after I felt like I hadn’t had enough! So we had breakfast the next day, and I took them on a little food tour in West Berkeley. I thought: this is amazing! I should start a food tour here! I hadn’t realized how densely there were a few places to go. I took them to the Takara Sake plant, and June Taylor jams: she loves when people come in, and she’s the ultimate artisan. And then there’s Vik’s Chaat House, a popular Indian house; and Cultured, with the pickles and sauerkraut. They don’t really have a tour, but they’re there chopping and you can taste. After a stop at the Hub where they felt the vibe, they said “We don’t want to leave Berkeley!” Continue reading