Category Archives: Food

The Founder – Now Playing Everywhere

gia on the move movies filmDirected by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak and Laura Dern
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Written by:  Robert Siegel

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What To Gift The Modern Man

gia on the move food menHe’s hip. He’s smart. He’s discerning. A lover of fine wood craft, enthusiastic to get his hands dirty in a workshop or  outdoor adventurous as much as satisfying his need for luxury shoe shopping or purchasing the perfect lapel. Is a consummate epicurean cuisinier.  And yet a fierce gastronome of all things beer and barbecue!

Complex? Not really. And here’s the good news.  There’s a definitive destination for that.

For modern men looking to discover an American artisan food lifestyle resource, Mantry is the leading Food-of-the-Month club for men in North America. An engaging, ‘how to’ cook, shop and eat experience that delivers remarkable, down-home, indulgence that every guy can appreciate, enjoy and share.

Holiday gifting…done!

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Plant, Pick and Plate : The Indoor Gardening Revolution

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Consumers have become increasingly health conscious about their lifestyles, diets and carbon footprints. Trending are solutions for sustainable at-home, indoor gardening that enable individuals and families, especially urban dwellers with little or no outdoor space, seniors with limited mobility, vegans and vegetarians to easily grow their favorite vegetables, herbs, sprouts and fruits inside their homes, year-round. OPCOM Farm indoor gardening systems has introduced a step beyond hydroponics, all-in-one, soil-free, LED lit system, designed for impressive water conservation and pesticide non-GMO gardening, capable of producing 25 percent faster growth cycles, without the challenges of weeding, pests and weather.

Environmentally friendly OPCOM GrowBox and GrowWall systems also have the capacity to grow a significant amount of produce that is even fresher than farm-to-table.

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Zombie Love? There’s a Tommy Bahama Cocktail For That

gia on the move zombiesIt doesn’t look very spooky. Nevertheless, Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar of New York City is calling up the Halloween spirits with a frighteningly sweet, brain-numbing Zombie cocktail recipe. Yes! Try this at home!

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¾ part Flor de Caña 4-year rum
1 part Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
½ part Trader Vic’s Dark Rum
¾ part Cointreau
1 part pineapple juice
1 part lime juice
1 part grapefruit syrup
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
¼ part Mount Gay Overproof Rum

Instructions: Add all ingredients in a shaker except Mount Gay Overproof Rum and top with ice. Shake well until chilled, strain over fresh ice and top off with Mount Gay Overproof Rum.

Glassware: Collins, Belgian Beer or Hurricane

Ice: Crushed or cubes

Garnish: Mint sprig and pineapple wedge

3rd Annual Good Food Org Guide Names 46 California Groups

gia on the move food organicThe James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, has published the third annual Good Food Org Guide

The guide identifies and celebrates 1,000 U.S.-based groups who are cultivating a better food system in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice. At least 10 organizations were chosen from each of the 50 states so that wherever people live they can find nearby organizations working to cultivate a better food system.

The vision and objective of this annual publication is to focus attention on the hundreds of organizations who work every day in fields, kitchens, classrooms, laboratories, businesses, town halls, and Congress to create a better food system. Selected organizations and initiatives that spotlight efforts active in community building and engagement, advocacy, and service.

Distinguished experts, including past recipients of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award and food and agriculture leaders, collaborated to generate the list.

Included in the Guide are these 46 groups from California:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • HOPE Collaborative
  • California FarmLink
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
  • Ceres of Community Project
  • San Diego Food System Alliance
  • California Institute for Rural Studies
  • Nourish Wellness
  • San Francisco – Marin Food Bank
  • Orange County Food Access Coalition
  • La Cocina
  • L.A. Kitchen
  • Imperfect Produce
  • Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
  • Food Forward
  • ExtraFood
  • California Certified Organic Farmers Foundation (CCOF
  • Food Craft Institute
  • Community Food & Justice Coalition
  • TomKat Ranch
  • Alemany Farm
  • Sierra Harvest
  • California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets
  • Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project
  • California Food Literacy Center
  • California Women for Agriculture
  • Californians for Pesticide Reform
  • California Climate and Agriculture Network
  • California Endowment
  • City Slicker Farms
  • Community Alliance with Family Farmers
  • The Cooking Project
  • Dig Deep Farms & Produce
  • Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
  • The Center for Land-Based Learning
  • The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
  • Food Empowerment Project
  • Ecology Center
  • Farm to Fork
  • People’s Grocery
  • Roots of Change
  • Ubuntu Green
  • Life Lab
  • Long Beach Fresh
  • Los Angeles Food Policy Council
  • Hidden Villa

Regenerative ‘Superwheat’ Debuts in Long Root Ale

gia on the move beerKernza a “superwheat” perennial grain derived from an ancient form of wheatgrass is making its debut via Long Root Ale, a Northwest-Style Pale Ale made in partnership with Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon.

Long Root Ale is the first commercially available beer to be made with Kernza via organic regenerative agricultural practices that restore soil biodiversity, sequestering carbon and growing crops all without fertilizers or pesticides. The process is another step towards transforming agricultural practices and supporting sustainable farming.

gia on the move beerLong Root Ale is made with organic two-row barley, organic yeast and a blend of organic Northwest hops, resulting in a beer with resinous, grapefruit hop aromas and flavor and a balanced maltiness. The addition of 15 percent Kernza adds a slight spiciness to the dry, crisp finish.

Long Root Ale is available as of yesterday (September 3, 2016) in 16 oz cans in Whole Foods Market locations in California, Oregon and Washington. In addition, select Whole Foods Market bar-restaurants and both Hopworks locations will serve the beer on draft, as will the Miir Flagship Store in Seattle.