Charlie Ayers, Mary Vincent, WSJ ECOnomics
I recently wrote an article about the March 2012 Wall Street Journal conference:
Wall Street Journal ECOnomics Conference | Climate | Agriculture | Oceans | CO2 | Earth's Future and mentioned I would followup with more articles.
Charlie Ayers prepared a vegetarian and vegan menu for the conference attendees. Charlie is best known as the former executive chef for Google opened Calafia Café & Market A Go Go in Palo Alto. His concept epitomizes the idea that "being green" is good for the consumer, producer, environment and community, and his goal is to provide the greater public with healthful, artisan-style, sustainable cuisine in a fast and affordable format.
See the video of Charlie Ayers below describing his food philosophy along with a few nutritious appetizers.
Charlie describes that he eats vegetarian most times for health reasons. He truly believes that everyone should eat well, and it's not necessary to be wealthy to eat healthy. He tries to 'spread his gospel' by eating vegetarian foods as much as possible and not always looking at 'our friends with 2 legs or 4 legs for our source of nourishment'.
If you're in the Palo Alto area, you'll enjoy Calafia Cafe!
All the best come to party at San Francisco magazine's 12th annual Best of the Bay Area Party—the City’s biggest bash of the year. Celebrate the best of the best with more than 40 restaurants, free-flowing bars, the Sonoma Valley wine lounge (with names like Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Gloria Ferrer, and St. Francis Winery & VIneyards), and the hottest sounds of the city (Midi Matilda, DJ CAMS, and King Most!) Style up and get down with 2,000 of your closest friends. VIPs start the party early and go home with a swag bag filled with fun. And everyone goes home happy knowing their best night ever supported one of the best causes around--Family House.
Get our special Gratitude Gourmet discount ticket when you enter our secret code:
Enter GRGO for $90 main tickets (normally $100), and or GRGOVIP for $160 VIP tickets (normally $175)—but you have to buy before midnight, June 19 to save. sanfranmag.com/bestof
WHAT: San Francisco magazine’s Best of the Bay Area Party
WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2012
VIP: 6—11 p.m.; Main Event: 7—11 p.m.
WHERE: City View at Metreon, Fourth Floor, 101 4th Street, San Francisco
WHY: It benefits Family House
[VIPs start the party early and go home with a digital gift bag]
Dr. William Li, founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, says that a common theme shared by cancers is faulty angiogenesis. Per this Article:
"Angiogenesis is the body's ability to grow new capillary blood vessels. Faulty angiogenesis occurs when there is insufficient, excessive or abnormal growth of blood vessels. Li compiled a comprehensive list of naturally occurring dietary sources of anti-angiogenic substances. The list includes green tea, strawberries, oranges, lemons, apples, cherries, red grapes, bok choy, kale, ginseng, maitake mushrooms, turmeric, artichokes, pumpkin, parsley, garlic, tomato, olive oil and dark chocolate.."
Another Study says "regular consumption of a chocolate rich in flavanols confers substantial photoprotection and can thus be effective at protecting human skin from harmful UV effects".
Enjoy your Dark Chocolate this Summer!
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During March 2012, Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appétit Management Company, spoke to the FDA and members of Health and Human Services on the Antibiotic issue in animals and how its affecting the human population. See this article for more information on his speech.
Self Magazine just published a June 2012 article titled: The Dangerous Superbugs Hiding in Your Dinner which goes into great detail on this subject; it's a MUST-READ folks.
Happy World Environment Day (WED) Everyone!
Gratitude Gourmet registered a very simple activity on the WED website under the City of San Francisco USA but applicable everywhere: "Eat nutritious & local vegetarian and vegan food to have a lighter footprint on the planet and reduce greenhouse gas emissions." Have a great World Environment Day!
Gratitude Gourmet was recently featured in the Delta Zeta Pink Goes Green LAMP magazine. Here's the Article.
Thanks again everyone for your awesome support!
I featured Becky Foust's excellent Pilates Class on Gratitude Gourmet last year. I was so impressed with her class that I produced a video and it has recently been released on Amazon Instant Video! Check it out here! She's a talented lady whom I admire very much!