I am re-running episode 1 on mindful eating in honor of Mental Health Day this weekend, Oct. 10.
In this episode, Alexandra Rossi, a certified mindfulness instructor, is sharing her perspective on Mindful Eating and gives you plenty of ideas to try it, alone or with the family.
Hello, everyone, and welcome to episode 20 of what gets you Cooking!
If you’re wondering, what we are going to cook in the next season.
If you want to get inspired by the different produce / colors / smells / and good memories… listen to this episode!
Today I wanted to share a super simple episode about my favorite summer produce and recipes:
I feel very lucky to be in a region (the Bay Area) where I get access to a lot of food variety and extra lucky that a lot of the produce is the same as what I had as a kid in the South of France.
My 5 summer favorites are all fruits:
- Cherries, because I remember picking them in my grandfather’s orchard or at friends’,
- Peaches and apricots that I used to get in boxes from my grandma’s orchards
For the lucky locals, I want to share where I found the best tomatoes I had tasted in years:
- Pie Ranch – in Pescadero (close to Santa Cruz): they have some by the case and that’s what we use to freeze or can at the end of summer. I LOVE their products + I LOVE the project around it: I first heard it from a non profit consultant who was helping them fundraising and they are amazing! Pie Ranch’s founding partners shared a vision “to create a regenerative farming and food system education center to build community; provide a space for healing our relationships with ourselves, each other and the earth; steward the land and the environment; sequester carbon through climate friendly farming techniques; empower young people; train new farmers; make healthy food accessible to Bay Area communities; leverage privilege to address systemic racism and oppression; and build strategic partnerships”.
- Mariquita Farm – in Watsonville (close to Santa Cruz too) does a drop off in SF in the East Bay, in the Peninsula and in Santa Cruz and cities around. Their promise is this: “We promise you fresh, organically grown vegetables and fruits. We promise you good recipes and an interesting newsletter that will inform you about the production of your food. We promise you fair prices and a commitment to quality. And we promise we will do our best to make you happy.”
Those 2 places are really my favorites for tomatoes + I love the project they have around growing food + I (as a lot of others) am a fan of Andi’s newsletter!
RECIPES: (I’ll add to the website)
- Cherry custard Clafouti
- Roasted peaches and goat cheese / almonds balls salad
- Tomatoes and watermelon salad: I first heard of at a farmer’s market in NC. (I have to admit, I wasn’t convinced on paper but fell in love with it as soon as I tried it.)
I’ll talk to you in 2 weeks !
In the meantime, have fun in your kitchen!
Today in episode 19, Jonas Pariente is sharing his perspective on food and telling us about his project: “Grandmas Project”, a collaborative web-series sharing the recipes and stories of grandmas around the world, filmed by their grandchildren.
It all started in 2013 when Jonas realized he could tell more than his family’s story. Not only could he share his grandmothers’ food, recipes and cultures, but also those of dozens others who shared his love of food and cultural heritage. Capturing the diversity of the cultures and the unity of families, around food, is universal. So the Grandmas project was born.
I hope you enjoy the episode and I’ll leave you with Jonas’s and his grandma’s words of wisdom: “cooking takes time” and “the more I cook, the happier I get!”
Click here to learn more about his story.
Watch the first 12 videos on the website.
Follow them on facebook – twitter – instagram
And support them if you want more!
Mothers’ day is right around the corner so I wanted to talk about the inspiration our mothers and grandmothers can have on us, and us on our children.
Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on what cooking brings to children, having them around in the kitchen…
Links to what chefs are sharing about their mothers and their passion:
Today, I’m sharing my perspective on the book “French Kids Eat Everything” by Karen Le Billon.
On this Valentine’s day I wanted to bring a lot of compassion to all parents, and especially to those who have so-called “picky eaters”.
In her book, Karen Le Billon presents 10 rules around food and children that she put together after her year living in France.
I’m giving you my take on it, as a woman brought up in France, who became a mom in the US.