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Parisian Herbed Gnocchi with Fresh Pea Pesto
Chef Chef Aaron Woo of Natural Selection in Portland, Oregon, shows us how to make a Parisian herbed gnocchi served over a bed of English peas and basil pesto. The two recipes for this video can be found on here on Cooking Up a Story.
An Urban Farm Feeds Neighborhood with Help From Disabled
In this episode on Food.Farmer.Earth’s YouTube channel, Tim Donovan, who calls himself “a farmer and maker,” leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an acre to four plots covering more than an acre and a half.
Can a Major City Grow All Its Own Food?
Tim Donovan, farm manager at Project Grow, an urban farm that grows food for local neighborhood CSA members with help from adults with disabilities, shares his views on growing food in a city the size of Portland, Oregon. While it may be an attractive idea for a city to grow all its own food, as Donovan explains, the reality requires far more modest a goal for achieving success, as he explains in this video.
Next Week: Fresh Berries
- Tuesday: In the Kitchen with David Yudkin of Hotlips Soda, who demonstrates how to make fruit soda, using only fresh watermelon and berries that are currently in season.
- Wednesday: Summer is the heart of berry season in Oregon, and we visit Unger Farms, a thriving Portland area berry farm, which sells at 17 farmer’s markets each week.
- Thursday: Food Wisdoms contemplates strawberries that grow from June through the end of October, sometimes into early November. We take a closer look at this unusual strawberry. Oh, and it tastes good!
The Weekly Roundup: A Collection of Posted and Curated Content for the Week.
- Have Organics Been Oversized? ‘Farmlandia’ Documentary Maker Speaks Out (Cooking Up a Story) Jan Weber writes, “Organics is not a religion. It isn’t even the only way to farm and farm well.”
- In US, 5% Consider Themselves Vegetarians (Gallup) And if you’re unmarried, you’re twice as likely to be vegetarian.
- Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees (TED) Noah Wilson-Rich, suggests that urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.
- Make Your Own Kefir like a True Swede (EcoSalon)
- Former McDonalds Honchos Bet on Sustainable Cuisine (Wired) “Imagine tens of millions of local, sustainable gourmet meals, served with the efficiency and economy that one expects from a national fast-food chain.”
- Wood Butter Helps Renew Spoons and Bowls (Creative Culinary) And you can make it yourself at home.
- Apples to Twinkies: Comparing Taxpayer Subsidies for Fresh Produce and Junk Food(CalPIRG) Every taxpayer is shelling out for 29 Twinkies every year.
- New Breed of Ranchers Shaping a Sustainable West (Christian Science Monitor)
- From Trial and Error, a Northeast Aquaponics Farm Finds Recipe for Growth (Seedstock)
- The Life of a Young Sheep Farmer (The North Channel) Video story about 12-year-old boy in Wales.
- What the Heck is a Chork? (Smithsonian) Chopsticks + Fork, of course.
- Turn Old Handwritten Recipes Into Tea Towels (Spoonflower)
- The Farm Bill, Our Politicians in Washington and the Passing Comet (Cooking Up a Story) “As they say in Washington, if you are not at the table, you’ll be on the menu.”