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 …

New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

By Kevin Krein | July 3, 2015 From an early age, Northfield resident Rael Rodning always had an interest in working with food. “I wanted to be a chef before it was ‘cool’ to want to be a chef,” she said. However, at the urging of her father, she played it safe career-wise, receiving a business degree, eventually going on to work in finance and corporate IT consultation. But the desire to work with food never left Rodning. “I need to do this now, or I will take this …

The prison garden supplying organic ingredients to Bali’s healthy eateries

By Jewel Topsfield | June 7, 2015 Bali: While high-end hotels in Bali often insist on importing foie gras, wagyu beef, salmon and truffles, Ubud’s Locavore is the sort of right-on restaurant that has slow food movement devotees salivating. Locavore chef Eelke Plasmeijer sources most of his ingredients in Indonesia, including from his own vegetable garden. (Locavore, the 2007 word of the year in the Oxford American Dictionary, means a person who eats food grown locally.) Critics on the …

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 …