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Monday, October 22, 2012

10/23 - National Food Day Celebration!

October 23 is National Food Day, a day to celebrate the health, sustainability and affordability of good food!  Slow Living joins the celebration with some of our favorite "foodies" and artisans whose passion to the goodness and purity of food, and their community are outstanding. 

We also welcome the Napa Coordinator for Yes on Prop 37, a ballot measure aimed to bring further transparency to food labeling and Californians "right to know" what's in their food and how it's been treated.

This week's show is live from Frati Gelato Cafe, where Gelato Master, Dr. Anthony LuPriore concocts the pure and delicious gelato on the Napa Waterfront.

Dr. Gelato, Anthony LuPriorie, left, and co-owner, Ron DeLay

National Food Day
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. Join this push for a stronger, more united food movement by signing up to organize or attend Food Day events in your community.
The foods we eat should bolster our health, but the contemporary American diet is actually contributing to several hundred thousand premature deaths from heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer each year. What's more, the way our food is produced is all too often harmful to farm and food workers, the environment, and farm animals. The American food system has created a diet of cheap, salty, overly processed packaged foods, high-calorie sugary drinks, and fast-food made of white bread, fatty grain-fed factory-farmed meat, and French fries.
Food Day aims to transform the American diet. It’s time for America to Eat Real! All Americans—regardless of their age or race or income or geographic location—should be able to select healthy diets and avoid obesity, heart disease, and other diet related conditions.

Erica Amy Martensen
Napa Coordinator, Yes on Prop 37
About Prop 37
The purpose of this measure is to create and enforce the fundamental right of the people of California to be fully informed about whether the food they purchase and eat is genetically engineered and not mis-branded as natural so that they can choose for themselves whether to purchase and eat such foods. It shall be liberally construed to fulfill this purpose.
Sarah Mitchell Hansen
Owner and Managing Partner
The Model Bakery
Sarah Mitchell Hansen and baker, Eli Colvin
For nearly a century, The Model Bakery has been part of the Napa Valley culinary scene, providing discerning and hungry residents and valley visitors the best breads, pastries and coffee house at the original location on Main Street in St. Helena. Karen Mitchell, once a successful caterer in the Napa Valley, has been the proprietor of The Model Bakery for 30 years. Today’s Model Bakery specializes in artisan breads made with organic stone ground flours and the highest quality ingredients as well as a complete range of pastry products. Karen's daughter, Sarah, works with her mother as managing partner of the bakery and both are dedicated to authentic, artisan baking traditions.
In January 2008, The Model Bakery opened its second location in the Oxbow Public Market, incorporating state-of-the-art equipment and ovens to continue to create their world-class breads and baked goods. Both locations also offer delicious, daily breakfast and lunch specials for dining in or take out. In addition, the Napa Oxbow location also offers a "late bake" - an afternoon bake of signature breads for consumer purchase, and as a service for the region's best restaurants.
Known for their artisanal products, The Model Bakery sets the standard for such items as the English muffin (featured on Food Network), chocolate “rad” cookies, cinnamon morning buns, gargantuan luncheon pizzas and distinctive sandwich combinations. With more than 17 varieties of breads in their daily baked repertoire, The Model Bakery offers the most complete menu of options for consumers and commercial operations to be found in the North Bay.
One can't forget cupcakes these days!
Impatient French man awaits his treats too!
Nanette Hummer
Food & Vine™, Inc., and Salute Santé Grapeseed Oil

Having introduced grape seed oil to the American market in 1995, Food & Vine, Inc., makers of Salute Santé, has remained the leader in the industry and the primary innovator in the brand.

Five exquisitely flavored oils, including roasted garlic, basil, chili, rosemary and lemon, plus the original grape seed oil and the newly introduced extra virgin cold pressed grape seed oil make up the skus for the line.
Grape seed oil’s inherent culinary qualities, such as high smoke point, neutral flavor profile, emulsification properties, and visual clarity, make it an invaluable addition to the kitchen and dining table of fine cooks gourmands alike

The company’s high quality products are matched only by its environmental responsibility. Co-op America Business Network has certified Salute Santé as a green company that seeks out environmentally friendly methods wherever possible, as evidenced by their production methods, recycling programs and the grape seeds themselves. Food & Vine is certified by the Non-GMO Project as a GMO-free company.

Food & Vine, Inc., is located at 68 Coombs Street, Suite I-2, in Napa, CA 94559. More information is available by calling (707) 251-3900 or visiting the

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