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Food DAy 2011Food Day Campaign is Launched!

Thousands of Events on October 24 Will Encourage Americans to ‘Eat Real’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many of the most prominent voices for change in the food movement and a growing number of health, hunger, and sustainable agriculture groups today announced plans for Food Day—nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food. Organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day will bring people together from across the country to participate in activities and events that encourage Americans to “eat real” and support healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable, humane way.

Chefs Collaborative Chefs Collaborative members nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Chefs Collaborative is proud to recognize members in our network who have been nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.

 

Herb GardenGrowing Herb Gardens Can Be Easy and Fun.  Really!

As you are learning the art of herb gardening, you may encounter some 'fun' challenges.  Don't let them deter you, as they are usually very minor.

You will need to learn how to prepare your soil and decide which of the many wonderful herbs you want to grow. Selecting the herbs that you want in your garden is the 'fun' challenge that I mentioned earlier.

Some of the herbs recommended for beginners are chives, parsley, summer savory, dill, sweet basil, tarragon, thyme, sweet marjoram, rosemary and sage.  If you are having a difficult time narrowing the field and making your selections, you can look at your cookbooks for favorite recipes and use this as a reminder of what you use most often in your cooking.  Or, stroll the produce aisle at your favorite market to take a refresher course on the many varieties available.

Food Production Can be Less Dependent on Oil With Sustainable Farming Methods

The use of oil and petroleum products in food production is a major factor in everything from synthetic fertiliser and pesticide production through processing and packaging right to final delivery in the shops.

The industry is one of the biggest users of fossil fuels and therefore is often at the mercy of fluctuations in oil and petrol prices as well as being both energy inefficient and unsustainable as reserves of oil in the world are gradually being depleted.

Chefs CollaborativeCelebrate Local, Seasonal and Organic Food with an Earth Dinner!

Dear Chefs,

Last year, a record number of restaurants helped Organic Valley and Chefs Collaborative celebrate our commitment to local, sustainable, organic and delicious food by hosting an Earth Dinner. Join us in making this year the best year yet! These theme dinners provide opportunities for diners to connect with their food, its source, and the traditions and memories associated with it.