Join Colleen Patrick-Goudreau at her Release Party to celebrate her newest new cookbook called The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion. Please join Colleen on June 7th, 2009 at Numi Tea Garden in Oakland, CA to enjoy fabulous food from the cookbook, organic Numi tea, live music, gift bags, raffle prizes, booksigning, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefits Farm Sanctuary. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. for mingling, hors d'oeuvres, and booksigning. You can order your $10.00 ticket here.
As a heads up, keep your eyes out for vegetable gardening stories in future Gratitude Gourmet blog posts. One of my friends is planting a tomato plant for the first time, and I sent this WikiHow description to her on how to grow a tomato plant http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-a-Tomato-Plant. This may be useful to you as well! Do you have a tomato growing tip you would like to share? If so, please comment on this blog post. (Photo Credit: WikiHow)
Peta has a new list of the most vegetarian friendly school cafeterias. Photo: Peta.
Residues of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide found in GM food and feed can cause cell damage and even death, even at very low levels. Read the full article here.
Bon Appétit Management Company is the Food and Beverage Innovator per the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Innovations Review 2009, specifically being recognized for reducing the environmental and carbon footprint of 400 corporate and university cafes around the US. EDF unveiled Innovations Review 2009: Green Advances for a New Economy at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference in Laguna Niguel, California on April 21, 2009. The Innovations Review is a survey of environmental innovations in business and highlights the most compelling new practices and technologies EDF has identified over the year: those that drive operational efficiency, create new business opportunities, and carve out competitive advantages.(Bill Clinton also spoke at the Conference on Earth Day about his Clinton Climate Initiative, and my review of Bill Clinton's Speech is here.)
I sat down with Ashley Chavez at a recent Women 2.0 event to learn more about her business, LoveCakes and to try her cupcakes! A crowd of fellow business owners and startup developers gathered around us to taste these cupcakes as well!
After learning that the dairy and egg industries were not kind to the animals, Ashley started experimenting with vegan foods, She realized that vegan pastries were great and worked for a pastry chef for an entire summer writing millions of recipes.
Bryant Terry's Vegan Soul Kitchen Cookbook Launch at San Francisco's Museum of African Diaspora featured several delicious items from Bryant's Cookbook including Spicy Goobers, Garlicky Baby Lima Bean Spread with Winter Crudites, BBQ Tempeh Cubes, Rosemary Butternut Squash Soup Shooters, and Citrus Collards with Raisins Bruschetta.
As part of the economic stimulus plan, the Agriculture Department plans to award $250 million in loan guarantees, spread over the next two years, for local and regional food networks. What food networks are these? Will they involve CSAs and farmers? The full article is here.
You may have heard that 'water' is being discussed as the new 'gold'. After I finished reading Woody Tasch's new book and talked with him, perhaps 'Soil' should also be the new 'gold'.
Local Harvest has a Farmers Market Webpage where you can find the closest Farmers Market to You. Gratitude Gourmet is also hosting this information on our site. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Industry surveys show double-digit growth in the number of home gardeners this year and mail-order companies report such a tremendous demand that some have run out of seeds for basic vegetables such as onions, tomatoes and peppers. See the full Associated Press article. Photo: AP