Month: May 2012

BG Book Club: Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal

BG Charter Member, Chris Cosentino’s first cookbook Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal recently hit stores with a splash. The 60+ recipe book features simple, seasonal dishes that inspire readers to make use of local farmers markets. The… Read More

Sam Mogannam Named Top 100 Most Creative People in Business

Anyone who has visited BiRite knows there is something special going on there. The store’s model of education and community should be mimicked far and wide, and thanks to this article in Fast Company, hopefully it will! In… Read More

The Foie Gras Saga Continues

As the July 1st ban looms nearer, the foie gras battle continues here in California. In a recent SF Chronicle article, Chairman of the CA Democratic Party, and author of the ban legislation, John Burton was quoted as… Read More

BG Weekly Round-up

Early this month Kari Underly took part in the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) 2012 Beef Boot Camp. With the theme “Rail to Retail”, Kari was able to bestow her wisdom on the attendees. To read more about… Read More

The Weekly Round-up

Here’s a peek into what your fellow members have been cooking up lately:   Check out the dishes Reece Lagunas and others served up at the Live Fire Event in Austin last month. Proceeds from Live Fire will… Read More

Take Action Against Pink Slime!

Wondering what you can do to help the fight against Pink Slime? Take a minute out of your day to sign a Food Democracy Now petition being sent to the USDA and the White House. To really feel… Read More

Foraged Snails at Dai Due

BG Member Jesse Griffiths’ business, Dai Due, down in Austin is getting some attention lately for foraging garden snails, fattening them up, and selling them. Specifically, after foraging the garden snails, they feed them for a week on a diet of vegetable… Read More

BG Weekly Round-up

Here’s what’s been happening amongst some of your BG brethren this week: Matt Jennings has been recounting fond food memories of Montreal to The Herald. The second time nominee for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Northeast award… Read More

CNN featured a special video of Rusty Bowers making his award-winning salami.

Check out this video of BG Member Rusty Bowers making his award-winning salumi.

NYT’s ‘Is it Ethical to Eat Meat?’ Essay Finalists

3000 meat lovers entered submissions to the New York Times recent ‘Is it ethical to eat meat?’ essay contest. The judges narrowed it down to six thought-provoking finalists and the NYT left it up to the public to choose… Read More

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