Aggregating food related news worthy of digest.
In this episode, veteran beer-making instructor Jeremy Frey, from F. H. Steinbart Company, one of the oldest home beer supply houses in the country, shows us how to make a batch of home-made beer. The recipe from the video is linked here: Amber Ale Beer recipe
As we learn in this story, cask-conditioned beers are still alive, and further maturing in their (cask) containers as they are served to the customer. As publican Ted Sobel of the Brewers Union Local 180 explains, the continuing fermentation process of these living beers imparts subtle and complex flavors to the brew. Because the yeast in the beer is still alive in the casks, the carbonation process occurs naturally within the enclosed cask, and doesn’t overpower the subtle flavors of the brew as may occur with CO2 tank carbonation.
In the Brewers Union Local 180 a poster on the wall depicts England in 1699, and an official decree from King William III that all beer served must be in either full ale quart or pint size measure, with a corresponding mark on the glass, and extra room for the beer head.
Chef Erin Andrews from KitchenCru demonstrates how to cook a Turkey Chard Chili, a perfect dish for the winter season.
Urban Farm Store
With an increase of people growing their own food in urban areas, urban farm stores are cropping up to satisfy this growing niche? We visit a popular farm store in Portland, Oregon to find out what they provide to the local community.
Naomi Montacre of Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply, shares some personal tips, and particular resources that are available to help beginners to prepare their own backyard food gardens, and (where zoning laws allow) raise small farm animals.
The Weekly Roundup
- Vancouver celebrates ‘just and sustainable’ food strategy (MetroNews)
- ViewFinder: Grand Chute worm farm is truly a growing business (PostCrescent)
- Tyson Foods scores an ‘A’ on sustainable efforts (The City Wire) Seriously, are these steps just greenshine?
- Trays On The Countertop: Keeping Things Organized (theKitchn)
- How to Grow Your Own Sprouts (farmMade)
- 17 Plants You Grow from Kitchen Scraps (Black Thumb Gardener)
- Official Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial “Farmer” (YouTube video)
- Top 10 Hashes in Portland (Hashcapades)
- The Land of the Free: How Virtual Fences Will Transform Rural America
- Alaska brewery plans to use spent grain to power its own production plant
Poetic yes, but is this content or merely a highly-polished ad? Could it be both?