Sponsored Post: Green & Black's Chocolate Celebrates Fair Trade Month

 

October doesn’t just mark the return of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced anything and everything. It’s also Fair Trade Month! Green & Black’s, our official chocolate purveyor and a long-time maker of Fair Trade-certified products, has been promoting this important movement over on their Facebook page all month.

 

Right from the start, Green & Black’s and its founders, Craig Sams and Jo Fairley, were committed to bringing an organic and ethically produced chocolate to market. In 1994 the company introduced its Maya Gold bar, the first chocolate bar to earn the UK’s Fair Trade mark. As of early 2011, the entire range of Green & Black’s bars and beverages bears the Fair Trade seal.

 

Fair Trade initiatives support over 1.2 million farmers and workers in 66 countries. As the movement has grown, Fair Trade International US reports that there are now Fair Trade standards for over 300 raw... Read more >

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Wendell Berry

 

To share some of last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony with you, we've been posting videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we present Wendell Berry (farmer, poet, and author, 
Lanes Landing Farm), whose acceptance speech—and introductions by JBF board of trustees chair Emily Luchetti and White House chef and senior policy advisor Sam Kass—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find his talk at the conference: "A Fifty-Year Farm Bill."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Wendell Berry, read his full profile. For more... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of October 28

Wine glasses ready at the Beard House.

 

Friend of James Beard Benefit: Atlanta

Sunday, October 28, 5:30 P.M.

Our celebrated Sunday Supper series is returning to Atlanta for a third year of fabulous food and festivities. This year JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have culled a formidable group of the best and brightest chefs in the South to prepare an intimate, family-style feast.

 

Ohh La L'amour

Monday, October 29, 7:00 P.M.

Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Tensie Whelan

 

To fill you in on last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we've been sharing videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we have: Tensie Whelan (President, Rainforest Alliance) whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Craig Watson—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find her panel at the conference: "Certifying Trust."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Tensie Whelan, check out her full profile. For more archived footage of the... Read more >

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Watch Adam Gopnik Speak at the JBF Food Conference

The first day of last week's conference concluded with a brilliant synthesis from Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Table Comes First. Watch his presentation below:

 

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Kathleen Merrigan

 

Following last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we're sharing videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards and talk about the causes they champion. Today we present: Dr. Kathleen Merrigan (Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture), whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Debra Eschmeyer—is shown in the video above.

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Kathleen Merrigan, read her full profile.

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Bid Now in the Silver Anniversary Online Auction

The JBF Silver Anniversary Gala online auction

 

Our Silver Anniversary Gala is still a few weeks away, but our silent auction is already up and rolling online and ready for your bids! The packages are as exciting as ever, including dinner in the Daniel skybox, tickets to DeGustibus Cooking School, and a set of gift certificates to some of San Francisco's best restaurants. We’re constantly adding new packages, so check back often! Online bids will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on November... Read more >

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Malik Yakini

 

Following last week's JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we're sharing videos of all our inspiring 2012 honorees making their acceptance speeches, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we present: Malik Yakini (Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network), whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Will Allen—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find his talk at the conference: "Big Ideas from the Ground Up."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Malik Yakini, check out his full profile... Read more >

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