Productions such as this video we’re working on with Joyce Wilkie and Michael Plane from Allsun Farm. There’s more details at the Growing the Growers website.
Here’s a 14 minute video that we’ve just finished of the cooking demonstration that Antonio gave as part of the Truffle Festival event at the Emirate Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains. He was going to cook just two truffle dishes but there was a request for a gnocchi dish so he whipped up (mashed up?) a gnocchi genovese.
This is clearly fits into our Growing the Growers agenda, of trying to keep small scale agriculture alive and exciting. The California Farm Academy consists of a nine-month training program that meets part-time in the early evenings and on weekends, followed by a farm business incubator component.
Alice Waters, Mario Batali and writer /cook Samin Nosrat pretty much nail how important Michael Pollan’s argument in his book COOKED is, that we have been civilised by cooking and then somehow forgot how to do it. And why you might like his book (and it’s not about TV cooking shows).
Pop-up dining and secret location diners are driven by the fun of the experience but also the love of good food and fresh company. Milanese couple, Melissa and Lele may have their faces obscured on their nicely designed website but they reveal their very likeable personalities in this Crane.tv clip. Their blog has some examples of their menus, there’s clearly a designer in the mix.
I doubt if we’ll see this series on broadcast in Australia (lamentably, like many of the terrific PBS shows) but you can now rent the full episodes of the first season online, on the Mind of a Chef on PBS video if you can spoof your location as USA. (Did I say that?) Continue Reading →
Butchers who care about their sources of meat and how they relate to customers demanding sustainability and quality, have been revitalising the butchers shops. While supermarkets pride themselves with buying top quality, talking to a butcher can’t be beaten. And it’s becoming a profession for younger people, as this great short video from Thrash Labs in San Francisco clearly shows.
This is the first four minutes of Agnes Varda’s full-length documentary, “The Gleaners and I” (2000). Inspired by Realist painter Jean-François Millet’s famous painting “The Gleaners [Les Glaneuses] (1857),” Varda (and her cat) explore contemporary practices of scavenging and recycling. The official trailer is here on YouTube.
This is a full 30 min doco made by the African Biodivesrsity network and the Gaia Foundation. It’s narrated by Jeremy Irons and stars may of our food heroes like Dr Vandana Shiva, and makes a compelling case for not ‘helping’ underdeveloped nations by introducing GM seeds and large scale industrial agriculture. Continue Reading →
Ok, maybe I’m slow but I’ve just discovered Whole Foods video / web magazine Dark Rye. It looks like it was started in July 2012, and the stated editorial intent is to “Meet the dreamers, doers, and makers. Dark Rye tells the stories of people changing the world they live in, and hopefully inspiring you to change the world you live in.”
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When the sun rises, I go to work.
When the sun goes down,
I take my rest.
I dig the well from which I drink.
I farm the soil which yields my food.
I share creation.
Kings can do no more.
This video was done by Sydney production group the silentlights. Their description says “Hong Kong is home to more than 7 million people. Amongst the high rise apartments, product designer Michael Leung founder of HK Honey, has created his own space bringing nature back into the metropolis one box at a time. Continue Reading →