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Photo by Lucy Senesac Lots of tech types make the trek from San Francisco to Silicon Valley on a daily basis. While some (we’re looking at you, Googlers) enjoy world-class dining at their corporate cafeterias, some folks will undoubtedly be seeking some quality sustenance before or after a long day at work. That’s why we’ve put together our second travel guide, inspired by our commuter friends who brave California’s highways every day, in partnership with the Eat Well Guide, who also offers a trip planner tool to find good food wherever you happen to be traveling. There are lots of Chipotles along the way, so check out their site for a location finder, if you’re in a rush. Otherwise, check...
On December 7, Liza De Guia, the woman behind the Food. Curated. video series was awarded The Village Voice Web Award for Best Use of Video in Food Blogging. De Guia’s video Hurricane Irene Aftermath: The Story of Maple Downs Farm was a featured video in the series.  Even though De Guia has achieved praise and garnered awards for her work, she is still a one-woman operation. She does all of her own writing, shooting and editing, booking, producing, marketing and social media.  De Guia sees herself as a storyteller, and her work as helping both consumers and the food artisans she’s profiling. “I love telling stories, helping people eat better, make better choices and better connect...
Candied pecans sprinkled over chèvre cheesecake drizzled with caramel and topped with sweet apple compote. Yes, please! No matter how old I am, I will always long for dessert before my entrée, and this particular dessert did anything but help me curb that craving. To kick off the American Farmland Trust’s Dine Out for Farms™ week, I sampled the seasonal specialties of Harvest Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin. Named one of Gourmet Magazine’s top American Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Harvest was also deemed one of the 20 best restaurants in America by Organic Style Magazine. The restaurant's inspiration is drawn from both French and American cuisines, offering an ever-changing...
It’s been over a week now since Hurricane Irene pommelled the East Coast, devastating neighborhood farms, markets and restaurants across New York, New Jersey and Vermont. Thanks to the support of their communities, many have weathered the storm and re-opened for business already. American Flatbread in Waitsfield, Vermont, which suffered extensive damage to Lareau Farm, re-opened last Friday. Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co. was hit hard with water welling up in their roasting lab. But with much gratitude for the “heartfelt love, help and support” of their community, their roasters are fired up again and wholesale orders are rolling in once more. While the waters have receded, the...
In California, more than 6 million tons of food products are thrown away every year by farms, restaurants and supermarkets. Food shelters, on the other hand, do not have the supply to meet the ever-increasing demand. A recent examination by California Watch and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism took a close look at California’s food system to try to identify the reasons why these unwanted food products are not channelled to food banks and other organizations where donations are greatly needed. The examination concluded that many grocery stores are more likely to throw away food than to donate it to local food banks because of liability concerns. Often, stores will donate...