Monday, October 17, 2011 Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chewing the Fat Fall 2011

Things have been quiet on this Tumblr recently as everyone here at the YSFP winds down summer projects and gears up for the school year ahead. Last Sunday we welcomed 92 incoming freshmen— just about 10% of the class of 2015— to campus before they ventured out on Harvest trips, where they will spend the week volunteering on small-scale local organic farms.

This week we’re pleased to announce our fall 2011 Chewing the Fat speaker series line up, a list that includes Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel, a screening of The Greenhorns’ brand-new documentary, and New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik talking about his new book The Table Comes First. There will also be the usual assortment of workshops (including John Baricelli’s famous tutorial on apple galettes), festivals, and pizza workdays, so check it out! We’re sorry to be leaving summer behind, but still thrilled as we welcome the coming of fall.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Food in the News

Organic poultry farms have fewer antibiotic resistant bacteria among the flock, lessening the chances that they will pass those pathogens on to human consumers.

Alice Waters, Nikki Henderson and Tom Philpott talk Slow Food, food justice and the diversification of the food movement. Nikki and Michael Pollan are co-teaching a course at UC Berkeley this fall as part of a program called Edible Education 101, organized by Alice to celebrate of Chez Panisse’s 40th anniversary.