Anya Fernald, chief executive at Belcampo Meat Co., thinks a lot about how her company's meat will taste. And she should, as head of a sustainable meat supply chain that includes a 10,000-acre organic farm and Temple Grandin-designed slaughterhouse up near Mt. Shasta, and now a butcher shop and rest ... More >>
Royalty-Free Images/FlickrAngus cattle, like the kind currently chewing its cud at Belcampo Meat's farm.For a cow to magically transform into the ribeye steak sitting in your fridge, the animal travels through numerous middlemen: From the farmer to the feedlot, the feedlot to the slaughterhouse, ... More >>
eszsara/FlickrFood crafters, this is your Woodstock.Our favorite morsel from the Web.
A month before Eat Real takes over Jack London Square like some county fair in a parallel universe, where corn dogs taste like Mangalitsas and kombucha refreshes like Dr. Pepper, organizer Anya Fernald has ... More >>
Hedy MacferranYes We Can jam-making workshop at La Cocina in July 2009.Live Culture ― Eat Real organizer Anya Fernald's food-craft incubator ― got national attention last year for its DIY canning workshops at La Cocina. This year, Live Culture has reconfigured those Yes We Can classes as ... More >>
lancasterfarming.comCarole Morison."One more question, Mr. Pollan? Yes, thanks ― I'll make it a quick one. Shouldn't take long, I promise. So ― learning about sustainable chicken farms, pastured meat CSAs, and the horrors of industrial poultry production has been fascinating and all, but ... More >>
Now till Dec. 31, SFoodie is counting down the city's top alternative food and restaurant trends of 2009 ― the ones you won't be reading about in the Chron.
See also: No. 5: Profit Margins Crashed; No. 6: Beer Busted Out; No. 7: Twitter Ruled; No. 8: Sportin' Wood; No. 9: Street-Food Busts; No. 1 ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Real meat = real gross: At Civil Eats, Caroline Cummins licks tongue: a thick black specimen from a 1,000-pound steer, all evil and turgid, covered in spiny taste buds. Cummins had gone seriously Omnivore's Dilemma, buying a quarter of a beast, as she says ... More >>
The Good to Go market at Jack London Square.SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody risked sunburn and serious bloating at the three-day Eat Real Festival in Oakland this weekend. Behold the second of Brody's three reports on the street-food orgy.
Saturday was hot again, but not ... More >>
You know you should be working on that weekly sales report, right? But hey, don't be such a corporate tool -- you have till 5. Do a little earbud slacking this morning to hear SFoodie editor John Birdsall (that's us) talk street food on the KQED radio chat show Forum. Host Dave Iverson will a ... More >>
Yup, even Spencer on the Go's Laurent Katgely called in.Check out the MP3 archive (embedded below) of SFoodie editor John Birdsall (uh, that'd be me) on the KQED radio chat show Forum this morning. The topic? Pavement cuisine, otherwise know as street food. The in-studio discu ... More >>
Canny: At Civil Eats, Anya Fernald opens up about Yes We Can, the series of communal preserve-a-thons at La Cocina. Fernald, director of last year's Slow Food Nation events and organizing force behind the upcoming Eat Real Festival in O-Town, is, ahem, canny about organizing around food. Who ... More >>
Sampling the Bay Area's burgeoning street-food scene can be delicious but exhausting --combing the Mission, trawling the farmers' markets, tracking down peripatetic vendors via Twitter. Next month's Eat Real Festival will assemble a carefully curated collection of 40 trucks and carts from bot ... More >>
sarahmroos/FlickrLast year's Slow Food Nation eat-in at Dolores Park is serving as a national model.Remember Slow Food Nation, the sprawling food fest that gripped San Francisco over Labor Day weekend last year? Organizers had pledged it would be an annual event, with the likelihood that this year's ... More >>
If the enticing piles of produce at your local farmers' market lead to fantasies about doing your own canning, a Bay Area organization is ready to help. Yes We Can Food is a community canning project housed at La Cocina (2948 Folsom at 25th St.). It offers hands-on participation ... More >>
Nothing is hotter these days than street food, but some of the newest sidewalk chefs are rolling out their carts without the blessings of local authorities. Even if you track them down via Twitter, you may show up to find they've been busted before you get there. If you're hungry for the latest, ... More >>