Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy New (Tiger) Year!

So much great news. Major chefs (David Chang, Larry Forgione, Mario Batali, and more) are coming out in favor of sustainable, local farming and incorporating these principles into their cuisines. Michelle Obama has continued to publicize the interdependence of diet and lifestyle.

Please check out the website Food Democracy Now as well as new books including Macrobiotic Cooking for Body and Soul by Mayumi Nishimura, Modern-Day Macrobiotics by Simon Brown, and Macrobiotics For Dummies by Verne Varona.

If you're on Facebook, there are many great pages to check out, including a page by Eric Lechausseur and Sanae Suzuki, who run the café Seed Kitchen and post a lot of great tips here.

Tomorrow would have been Aveline Kushi's birthday, so let us remember and honor her beautiful, generous spirit.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

NYC Food & Climate Summit: Creating a Platform for Change

This conference is sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York University, and Just Food. I hear it is a sold-out event, but you can check with their website for further information.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Michael Rossoff in NYC

Michael Rossoff will be in NYC for a few days of counseling from the afternoon of Sunday, December 6 through the morning of Tuesday, December 8.

This is an opportunity for you to get an update on your recommendations, adjustments for the winter-to-spring time and to re-focus and re-inspire your efforts for improved health. If you have friends or family that are ready to benefit from a consultation, please ask them contact him soon. There are details about his counseling on his website,

To make an appointment, please contact him personally at 828-258-1883 or at

Monday, November 23, 2009

At The Greenmarket in Union Square

The Wild Hive Farm Store products are usually available on Fridays and Saturdays.(You may wish to check their website for the holiday schedule.) These include freshly milled grains, breads and baked goods. I can personally recommend the 10 grain blend cereal and their chickpea/wild sumac turnover. See or call (845)266-5863 Support local !!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday December 6 will be the last lecture in John Kozinski's series. It is entitled "Hypoglycemia: The Sugar Blues" and will take place at 10am at Souen on Prince St.
Cost: $25

USDA Certified Restaurant

Haven't gotten a chance to eat here myself yet, but I wanted to let you know about GusOrganics, the first 100% USDA Certified Organic restaurant in the country!

519 Avenue of the Americas (btw. 13th & 14th streets)
New York, NY 10011

Check it out!

New Amsterdam Market

The New Amsterdam Market's promotional card explains the market this way:

"Our mission is to revive the indoor public market as a civic institution in the city of New york. To be comprised of butchers, grocers, mongers, and other retail and wholesale purveyors, New Amesterdam Market will:
-support our region's agriculture
-pioneer the development of innovative distribution systems
-make healthy, whole ingredients accessivle to all New Yorkers
-reclaim our city's rich and storied public market legacy"

The market is a meeting of farmers and retailers who are selling their local and artisanal products. It will be open on Sundays November 22 and December 20 from 11am to 4pm on South Street.
For more information, please see their website.