Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weekly digest: Saturday, August 20th

My favorites from the past week: Says Majora, “My goal now is to create accessible jobs in food production, so I look at all the levers out there, from USDA subsidies to foundation grants, slow capital, and, most importantly, the … Continue reading

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Eji’s Ethiopian Gourmet: vegan lentil goodness

Eji moved here from Ethiopia several years ago, but only this year decided to harness her Ethiopian cooking skills and love of food to start her own business. She grew up cooking in a family of eight children, including five … Continue reading

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Estrellita’s Snacks: Salvadoran savory treats

Born in El Salvador, founder Maria del Carmen Flores has spent the past 13 years in the US. Since the age of six, Maria had sold snacks—tostadas, pupusas, fresh fruit—on the street in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. When she … Continue reading

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Clairesquares: decadent caramel treats

In honor of the 3rd Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival this weekend, I’ll be featuring three La Cocina business three days in a row. All three founders have great stories and big ambitions. I hope you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Weekly digest: Monday, August 15th

GOOD bashes the popular reasoning that farm subsidies create cheap unhealthy food, which fuels our obesity crisis. That’s what I had thought too.. http://www.good.is/post/the-inconvenient-truth-about-cheap-food-and-obesity-it-s-not-farm-subsidies/ This tidbit shows why our food system is broken “Over the course of a year, a … Continue reading

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Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement

I could not be more excited about this lecture series at Berkeley this fall semester: taught by Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of People’s Grocery, and Michael Pollan, open to 400 UC Berkeley students and open free of cost to 300 general … Continue reading

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Good Food in the Bay Area: Tuesday 8/16

Just got word of this event happening at the Hub SF tomorrow at 6pm. Unfortunately I can’t attend. If you’re attending and you’d like to guest blog about the event, let me know. Good Food in the Bay Area: What’s … Continue reading

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The New Food Chain: Investing in Food Startups

Apologies in advance for the indulgent use of hyperlinks to follow, but there really were so many interesting organizations highlighted last night that I feel the need to link to a lot of them. Plus many people who weren’t able … Continue reading

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Food startup profiles in the news: Calorific, Grubwithus, Blissmo and Foodspotting

Lots of recent coverage of food startups. Check these out: Calorific: I LOVE this concept. Favorite quote: “The truth is, most people eat junk and know that it’s junk,” says WorkSmart Labs co-founder Aterm Petakov in an email. “What they … Continue reading

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Chaac Mool: sharing Yucatecan food with the Dolores Park community

This past Monday, I ventured over to the Mission for a few work-related errands. My friend Catha is spending the summer interning for La Cocina, a kitchen incubator dedicated to low-income food entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. She had suggested … Continue reading

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