Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Distilled Spirits

How to Make an Irish Coffee

Veteran bartender David Shenaut (from the soon-to-open Portland restaurant Raven and Rose) demonstrates how to make the classic Irish Coffee drink.

How to Make a Buck Drink

David Shenaut, one of the leaders in the Portland bartender scene, shows us how to make the Souracher. The ingredients for the Souracher, as Shenaut explains in the video, is a variation of the standard “Buck” drink, a family of mixed drinks typically containing ginger ale or ginger beer in their ingredient list.

The World of Distilled Spirits

“Yeast never sleeps,” said Sebastian Degens. Which is a good thing, since Degens and his wife, Erika, depend on it to ferment the fruit and grain mashes they distill at their Stone Barn Brandyworks in Portland, Oregon.

Liqueur, Brandy or Whiskey: How Do Distilled Spirits Differ?

What is the difference between a liqueur and a brandy? Or, a whiskey and a fruit brandy? Artisan distiller Sebastian Degens of Stone Barn Brandyworks defines the three basic groups, collectively referred to as spirits.

Coming Next: Staple Food

  • Tuesday
    Chef Robert Wiley demonstrates how to make black-eyed peas and cornbread, a southern food tradition for many on New Year’s day.
  • Wednesday
    Similar in parts to a Farmer’s Market, and to the Community Supported Agriculture models, “Fill Your Pantry” also contains very distinct differences. Find out what this new phenomenon is all about, and why some look to the “Fill Your Pantry” events as a means toward developing regionally based, local food- shed economies.
  • Thursday
    Associate Professor Janice Gregg from Oregon State University Extension Service shares a variety of tips for safely storing staple foods for use throughout the winter season.

Top Ten Most Watched Videos in 2012

This week’s roundup contains the top 10 most watched videos in 2012 for Cooking Up a Story, and our new Food.Farmer.Earth series produced in conjunction with the show.

This has been a tremendous year for CUPS, marking an incredible journey through our food system. As partly reflected in the variety of videos below, we continue to meet countless farmers, food artisans, and so many people quietly helping to make our food system healthier, more diverse, and more economically vibrant. The CUPS audience is growing, and we constantly receive encouragement and support from legions of people who follow the show, share the videos with their audience and friends, and offer their thoughts and insights on the content they choose to engage with.

We are excited to continue “bringing the people behind our food, to life” in 2013, and sharing new Food.Farmer.Earth and Cooking Up a Story videos about food and sustainable living with you.

Wishing everyone a great and healthy New Year!

Rebecca & Fred

Top Ten Food.Farmer.Earth Videos in 2012

  1. A Mom Teaches Her Children the Importance of Food | to the Field
  2. How to Butcher a Pig-The Midsection | in the Kitchen
  3. How To Butcher a Pig: Shoulder | in the Kitchen
  4. How to Butcher a Pig: Leg | in the Kitchen
  5. The Future of Small Family Farms | Food Wisdoms
  6. How to Make Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese | in the Kitchen
  7. How to Make Homemade Sausage | in the Kitchen
  8. Pasture Raised Pigs | to the Field
  9. How to Make Homemade Butter from Farm Fresh Milk | in the Kitchen
  10. A Small Scale Integrated Livestock Farmer | to the Field

Top Ten Cooking Up a Story Videos in 2012

  1. Cake Decorating: Fun With Fondant | Food Stories
  2. How To BBQ Championship Ribs By The Champs | Cooking Fresh
  3. Artisan Cheese On The Farm| Food Stories
  4. How To Make Small Batch Strawberry Jam | Cooking Fresh
  5. How to Make Homemade Pie Crust | Cooking Fresh
  6. How To Grow A Pear In A Bottle | Food Stories
  7. The Art of Food Photography | Food Stories
  8. Beekeeping Basics: Equipment For Beginners | Growing Food
  9. Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food-Part 1 | Food News
  10. Farmer Don: In His Own Words | Food Stories

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