Nora Pouillon and the Birth of the Farm-to-Table Movement

By Diane Leach | July 8, 2015 Chef Nora Pouillon earned the first organic restaurant certification in the United States. Her memoir, My Organic Life, leads readers from her early years in postwar Vienna to her role in the American organic food movement. Co-written with Laura Fraser, My Organic Life staggers a bit before finding its rhythm. After a rocky start, we learn that Pouillon’s family were avid outdoorspeople, passionate about exercise and healthy diet. The family spent a great deal of …

How To Make 7 Healthy Meals Out Of Just 1 Chicken | Food & Drink | The Debrief

… blanc to avoid the bottom shelf stuff, I’m happy to put my hand a *little* bit further in my pocket to make sure my chicken hasn’t been fiddled with. And I’m not the only one; the Organic Trade Board say they’ve seen more demand than ever for organic food thanks to people getting on the Deliciously Ella bandwagon – and they believe it’s affordable for everyone, not just 4×4 driving smugsters or long limbed glowy ex-models. They reckon one chicken can make seven meals, and when …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… forest including a fruit orchard. His volunteer group met with some resistance when the city gave him a citation for gardening in the public space. But with a bit of press coverage and 900 signatures on a petition, they fought it and won. And why shouldn’t they? South Central LA has many vacant and unsightly lots, as we do in the Valley. What better way to use that land for something positive and productive. Finely’s prophetic voice has touched millions of people. He “preaches” that …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

By Karen Fernau, The Republic | March 31, 2015 Chefs can be both informative and entertaining. Chef Q&A offers a peek into the kitchens and minds of top Valley chefs. Chef: Arik Markus of True Food Kitchen. What are a few of your favorite local eateries? It really runs the gamut. I love True Food Kitchen’s focus on healthy, fresh foods, and the salads and desserts at Juby True are killer. I may be a bit biased (both are Fox Restaurant Concepts brands). My family loves Joyride Taco …