Unique promo video from Yeo Valley Organic dairy farm. I love the bouncing tractor!
Rainforest Creations is a stall found on certain days at Old Spitalfields Market, as well as at stalls in the Chelsea, Hammersmith and Alexandra Palace markets. They also recently opened permanent spot in North Kensington. They specialize in organic, raw, vegetarian (and I think vegan) food, with Caribbean flavours.
I ordered a £5 Rainbow Box, which was stuffed with a selction of Tropical Coleslaw, Caribbean Sunrise, Red Quinoa, Wild Rice, Mung beans and Lentils, Chickpeas, Angel Kale and Avocado salads, as well as sprouted hummus, an Akashe Ball (kind of like a falafel), and dressing. Everything was placed in a take out box, and served with a little wooden fork.
It was a little hard to pick out the flavours of all the individual salads as they were all in close quarters, but everything tasted fresh and crisp, with some salads having a mild curry flavour and some salads having some satisfying crunch. The box was quite large too, and could easily feed two people (or one very hungry person). This is the kind of meal that you’d love to have on a hot day. I loved that it was good value, as well as being healthy and tasty.
Haven’t done one of these in a while! I’ve been saving up a bunch of links to share, so enjoy. 🙂
- What Julia thought of Julie, and how Julia Child inspires young cooks
- Dorie Greenspan talks about her memories of Julia Child, including Julia reenacting Dan Ackroyd’s SNL skit
- The blogs Foodosophy and Eating is the Hard Part review Edmonton’s annual Heritage Festival – I was unfortunately unable to attend this year, but I was able to live vicariously though these posts. I spent many years as a festival volunteer (info booth, face painting on kids, and even one year walking around doing a survey about the festival), and this one remains my favourite of all of Edmonton’s festivals. Where else can you eat food from around the world in one setting? (I can’t help but keep calling it Heritage Days though. I didn’t even realize they changed the name!)
- Study finds organic food is no healthier
- Canadian chefs hot under collar that book on top culinary talent includes no Canucks
- Turkish restaurateur murdered while enforcing smoking ban law
- How to eat well (and healthily) on $50 a week
- Smarter than the average bear? Bear defeats bear-safe food containers and teaches others how to do the same
- Interns don’t have to be dishwashing slaves at Conde Naste anymore
- When are food bloggers just meal blaggers? (About the ethical line between blogging and free food for PR.)
Intereesting article by Fuchsia Dunlop in The New Yorker.
Garden of Contentment
In a toxic era, a Hangzhou restaurant pursues purity.