Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Recipe from The Other Portland

IACP member and cookbook author Kathy Gunst filed a report about the Portland conference and offered a recipe in the web edition of Down East magazine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Slow Food on Film

The topic of food has been a rich one in numerous films over the years.  Slow Food on Film has compiled a database with information about sixty-four films that focus on food-related issues.

Traditional Italian home meals for tourists

An Italian organization called Home Food strives to protect and increase the value of the Italian culinary legacy by arranging meals for visiting tourists with Italian families.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

“What’s the difference between food and fashion? Not much.”

Carol Smith, senior vice president and chief brand officer of Elle Group, was recently hired by Condé Nast to be vice president and publishing director of Bon Appetit and the Gourmet brand. One of her ideas is to re-create Gourmet as a “custom magazine,” whereby an advertiser such as Kraft or Target would produce a newsstand Gourmet magazine and own every ad.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Tune in to Friday's White House childhood obesity meeting

On Friday, April 9, a broad array of experts, industry leaders, and people who work on child obesity issues every day in their communities will meet at the White House to share their specific ideas about how to empower parents to make healthy choices for their children, provide healthy food at schools, improve access to healthy, affordable food in local communities, and get kids more physically active.

You can watch tomorrow's discussion live on from 1:30-5:00PM EDT

Chef Brad Farmerie's Singapore Inspiration

Chef Brad Farmerie, of New York’s Double Crown restaurant, came back from a whirlwind trip of Southeast Asia to invent his own version of Singapore’s magical satay using sweetbreads.  Farmerie is one of the headlined speakers at IACP's Portland conference.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

What to do in New Orleans: Visit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South.  Best wishes to museum president Liz Williams, IACP's 2008 host committee chair!

"We've got to give animals a good life," says animal scientist Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin's revolutionary designs for humane cattle pens and corrals were beautifully described by Oliver Sachs in An Anthropologist on Mars.  In this interview she shares how her autistic "visual thinking" helped her acquire cattle behavior insights.

Challenges for organics market

Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary at the Agriculture Department, discussed problems with the National Organics Program in an interview with The Washington Post.  For example, "buying organic is no guarantee that it is pesticide free."

Sunday, April 04, 2010

CSPAN Student Cam First Prize on Childhood Obesity

Matthew Shimura is a seventh-grade student at Honolulu’s Punahou School.  In his prize-winning video, “Childhood Obesity: A Challenge Facing America,” he presents adults in authority who relate all the standard messages regarding childhood overweight and obesity. However, when you hear the young narrator speaking those truths, the effect is a very powerful realization.  Both adults and young people need to take responsibility for daily eating habits and physical activity.

Matthew will be the guest of Michelle Obama this coming week at the White House.  Bravo, Matt!

Once a rising star, chef now feeds hungry

How often do we learn about a culinary hero?  Here is one,  Narayanan Krishnan, who helps define the New Culinary Order.