Friday, September 30, 2005

Yolo Tengo

I don't have time to write a proper post, but I just got back from a press trip to Yolo County (Northeast of Napa), and I'm feeling inspired. This must be what Sonoma was like 20 years ago. We met organic farmers at Full Belly Farm (check out their Hoes Down harvest festival this weekend), Good Humus Farm, and Capay Fruits and Vegetables. These are the people who are doing the work of revolutionizing our food chain. Their commitment to this life and this cause, and their innovation and resourcefulness...they're the real stars of the food world.

We also had a fantastic lunch cooked by Rachael Levine, chef at R.H. Phillips Winery. It's worth a trek out to the Dunnigan Hills just to try her wine pairing dinners.

We're off to Point Reyes this weekend to celebrate our first anniversary. I'm so excited that I'll start gushing, so I'll just stop here.

6 comments:

Mona said...

FUN! Happy anniversary!!

McPolack said...

Happy anniversary, lady! Your wedding was a stellar event.

Beth - The Zen Foodist said...

Just wanted to say hi since I just found your blog today. I'll definitely be back! Your trip to the wine country sounds great!

Brendon said...

Welcome to the left coast. I'm glad that you had a chance to visit Yolo County. At first, I thought living here was a total loss--this was over a decade ago. But, I like to cook and eat, so it's hard to hold a grudge when I can buy seasonal produce all year round. Now it's to the point where my wife and I fear that we will someday have to move because our standards for organic, fresh ingredients have gotten very, very high.
I hope that someday you can come back to our county for a slow food event. We have the Yolo Slow Food Convivium, which lets people eat the best of the local produce (including wines and dairy products). See http://www.slowfoodyolo.com/about.html
or I have pictures of The Village Feast, which I think was a wonderful event sponsored by Slow Food Yolo. See http://somethinginseason.blogspot.com/2005/10/yum-yolo-slow-food-convivium.html#links

CSDany said...

Last time I went to Napa Valley and didnt spend enough time on winery life over there. Now looking at your blog, it makes me want to go there!!
Nice blog....


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Danny


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Angie said...

I love your blog! Please come visit San Diego to visit Chino Farms. It's a beautiful thing.