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“Few American chefs take foraging wild foods quite as seriously as Daniel Patterson, of Coi restaurant in San Francisco,” read a recent piece on NPR’s food blog, The Salt. “At any given day, he might be cooking with clams, lichens, coastal spinach, Monterey Cypress, angelica root, and forest mushrooms — all native California foods from the beaches and forests a few dozen miles from his restaurant.”  Chef Patterson sources ingredients from as far south as Santa Barbara and as far north as Washington. Along with his staff at Coi, Patterson takes the process of sourcing locally extremely seriously. But that doesn’t mean he shies away from newer techniques. “The process of finding...
Greens Restaurant was a pioneer in establishing vegetarian cuisine in the United States. Long affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center (for many years, Zen students were the only employees at the restaurant), Greens has traditionally been a place for students to work together, extending their Buddhist practice into the workplace. Serving local and healthy food goes hand-in-hand with the restaurant’s service orientation. "Sourcing locally, organically and sustainably is the heartbeat of Greens,” says Executive Chef Annie Somerville. “We support our local growers and producers, and they in turn support their families, employees and the greater community,” she says. Somerville has earned a...
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...
Hannaford Supermarket has joined the effort to support dairy farmers in the Northeast by launching the "Keep Local Farms" program in its 171 stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont on January 12. Locally sourced dairy products in Hannaford markets will be clearly labeled with the "Keep Local Farms" icon to help increase consumer awareness and support for local dairy farmers. Hannaford is also encouraging customers to further contribute to the "Keep Local Farms" program by providing the option to donate an additional $2 or $5 upon checkout. The Vermont Dairy Promotion Council, the New England Dairy Promotion Board and the New England Family Dairy Farm Cooperative...