Hi All, 8 Days and counting! I can’t believe my upcoming trip to Italy, for Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto is next week! I’ve been waiting for this event, since I was there two years ago! This time, my husband Joe will be joining me, and I will be joining him for Glasstec 2012, a Trade Show in Germany, a few days prior. I’ll be sure to take pictures!
This weekend, we planted a sweet, little, Japanese Maple Tree over Maggie. Now, when I look out to my yard, I see two beautiful memorial trees, reminding me of the dogs in my life who have gone on to doggie heaven. It feels good to me to know, that Maggie’s body will help make the Japanese Maple strong,just like Guinevere’s body helped the Cherry Blossom. It’s all a part of the Circle of Life.
Last night, Slow Food Huntington, along with the Cinema Arts Centre, screened the movie, Sushi: The Global Catch. This is a documentary film, looking at the popularity of Sushi, and the lack of sustainability to meet the demand. Bluefin Tuna is on the threat of extinction and needs to be added to the endangered species list. Pamela Flash from NAMA was there, and Mark Hall, the director of the film, joined us via Skype to answer some of our questions.
Tonight is the Gala Fundraiser for the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food, a not-for-profit organization introducing plant based foods into the NYS School Lunch Program and teaching nutrition education to the whole school community. Tonight’s event is a vegan extravaganza, with samplings of food from some of NY’s best vegan restaurants and caterers, including me! There is great music and a live auction too! It’s not too late to join us!
The guest on my radio show this week is Sandor Katz, a self-taught fermentation experimentalist, and an inspiration to many chefs and homesteaders. His book inspired me to make pickles this summer, and it was a science project on my kitchen table for a month! It was a little scary, watching the mold grow, but it was a big success. The pickles were delicious! Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods—which Newsweek called “the fermenting bible”—shared the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystified home fermentation. Since the book’s publication in 2003, Sandor has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a “fermentation revivalist.” Now, in his latest book, The Art of Fermentation, with a decade more experience behind him, Sandor answers thousands of troubleshooting questions, and shares a more in-depth exploration of the topic. I hope you catch the show!
Next week, my guest will be Jonny Dubowsky, the musician and Founder of Rock’n Renew, a non-profit organization that helps musicians, students, and their communities live and act in sustainable ways. Recognizing the connection between the health of culture and the health of the planet, Rock’n Renew uses art and music to generate excitement about green solutions as they custom-design eco-blueprints for concert tours, schools, businesses, and events. I’m really excited to have Jonny on my show, because getting young people involved in the sustainability movement is so important, and he has found a way!