Food Network Promo: Alton’s Ingredient Alchemy

Good motion graphics from Igor + Valentine (see their Vimeo channel) grabs the quirky bits from always entertaining Alton Brown

Barcelona Truffle Tour

Marcos Morciilo and Xavier Vilanova of Micologia Forestal & Applicada run a tour for truffle growers and wanna-be growers each year. Continue Reading →

Sandor Katz is Sandorkraut – pickle maker

This short documentary profiles the queer farmer and food writer Sandor Katz, whose work in culinary fermentation transformed his relationship with life and death.
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Pig worship

The restaurant in this video is in Hove, near Brighton UK, and is called L’Eglise (The Church) and the sacrificial pig is a rare breed Middle White from Huntsham Court Farm in the Wye Valley in Herefordshire.

Learning Farming

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.

Holy Gotham Greens Batman!

I’ve got a negative ‘thing’ about hydroponic vegetable growing. Why bother? is the first question. What’s wrong with good, organic dirt?

Seeds of Freedom

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 →

Cheese trends

As you’ll see over on our Regional Food “Talk and Cheese‘ section, we’ve always been obsessed with cheese. While this video series gets a bit repetitive (very flat presentation), and uses the non-words ‘artisan’ and ‘fast-casual’, we’re sharing the idea around.
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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.

Chinese Proverb -from Hong Kong Honey video