Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays! ...And don't forget to recycle!

Happy Holidays everybody from your Hippy Gourmet family!  We hope your lives are filled with yummy organic foods, that your guests arrive in carpools and that you're using biodegradable utensils and plates for those bigger parties!

Then a special shout out to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan who are so very missed, and especially to their families who are holding everything together emotionally, financially, spiritually and otherwise...we wish for an end to all hostilities, having peace reign over war and injustice and that everyone can finally come home to loved ones and get on with their lives.

A few Hippy Gourmet post-holiday recycling tips:

Compost those scraps folks! If you don't already have a compost pile, it's easy to set up!

What to do with that Christmas tree after Christmas...?
It's estimated that over 33 million American homes will have real Christmas trees this year, and as much as we'd prefer keeping those trees in the ground and wish instead that people decorate a re-plant-able tree, or large indoor plant - the best we can hope for is to at least have the right way to recycle a tree.


Earth 911 provides a wonderful resource for finding the best local recycling zones for x-mas trees. Please go visit this link and simply discover the closest recycling resource to your home, so that we can hopefully keep millions of trees from being dumped in landfills.

There are also a lot of creative ways to recycle your old holiday greeting cards, with the easiest way being your regular paper recycling bin. That's why it's always best to support Green-facing paper companies whenever possible.

Have a great Holiday Season and New Year's, and we'll see you all on the other side of 2007!


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Friday, December 15, 2006

Hemp Movement series, featuring Manitoba Harvest

In this segment from the on-going Hemp Movement series of the Hippy Gourmet TV Show, we meet Autumn Bree of Manitoba Harvest. Based in Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba Harvest is dedicated to the Industrial Hemp cause- creating a fully organic line of Hemp food products. The folks at Manitoba Harvest were also instrumental in helping shape Canada's policy toward legalizing Hemp, by demonstrating its positive impacts on economies and of course the environment.



Peace, Love and Good Eats!

The Hippy Gourmet
www.hippygourmet.com

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hemp Movement, Fair Trade - featuring Ecolution of Santa Cruz

In this segment from an upcoming documentary produced by The Hippy Gourmet TV Series - The Hemp Movement, we feature an interview with James Roberts of ecolution of Santa Cruz, California and Cluj, Romania. ecolution is a Hemp product company that uses 100% organic and earth-friendly means to grow, harvest, and create beautiful Hemp-based products.



Peace, Love and Good Eats!

The Hippy Gourmet
www.hippygourmet.com

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Friday, November 24, 2006

The Hippy Gourmet at the Green Festival in San Francisco

The Green Festivals are a uniting point for people who share the same values in supporting sustainability. With great speakers, wonderful entertainment, the best organic restaurants and foods to sample, and hundreds of companies and products that are innovative and planet friendly.



Peace, Love and Good Eats!

The Hippy Gourmet
www.hippygourmet.com

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Seafood Alert!


Dear friends,

We knew the issue with sustainable seafood was dire, but we hadn't realized the extent that in our lifetime we could see the complete depletion of all wild seafood from the planet in less than 50 years!

Check out this extremely alarming BBC News report:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6108414.stm

For what you can do right now, please visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program:
http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp

This is an excellent resource for buying sustainably caught seafood, as well as fish that are lower in Mercury and healthier for you and your family to cook and eat.

We think that if more and more people use this information to grocery shop and order in restaurants, that perhaps we can all help to be a part of the solution in keeping fish stocks alive and bountiful for generations to come.

Thank you for your urgent attention and participation with this!

Peace, Love and a Healthy Planet!

The Hippy Gourmet


www.hippygourmet.com

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Our Oval Sticker the perfect!

Guess what? We've determined that our Hippy Gourmet oval bumper sticker is the perfect size to fit over all those "W" stickers out there in the world!




Check them out at www.HippyGourmet.com!
 
Peace and Love


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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Another great Bioneers Conference

This past weekend we attended the annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California (www.Bioneers.org)- where thousands of people flock from all around the world to attend seminars on everything from environmental activism to healthy school lunch programs, as well as learn about alternative energy and sustainability!

"Founded in 1990, Bioneers is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities."

The Bioneers Mission is so wonderful:

"It's All Alive, It's All Intelligent, It's All Connected."

"Bioneers offers pragmatic solutions that honor the living web of the natural world as the most fertile source of inspiration and models. It's all alive."

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One of the beauties of biology is that its facts can become our metaphors, and these underlying codes serve as inspiring parables for how we can organize a more just, humane and authentically sustainable society. It's all intelligent."

"...Bioneers gathers people at the crossroads of ecological restoration, human health and social justice. It's all connected."

We attended the Bioneers Conference to do some research on an upcoming episode we're going to do on healthy school lunches, including a feature on Chef Ann Cooper (www.ChefAnn.com) and her book "Lunch Lessons, Changing the Way we Feed Our Children" 2006, Harper Collins (www.LunchLessons.org). Chef Ann is a true hero of the organic food movement into school nutritional programs, doing her part every day to feed children healthy and delicious meals!
We're really looking forward to filming her and to introducing families around the country (and world) to what just makes common sense in raising smart and healthy kids.

Hippy Gourmet & Nutiva - We were also really happy to run into our friends at the Nutiva booth (www.Nutiva.com ) - who have successfully introduced Hemp Seed nutritional ingredients into absolutely delicious products. The Hippy Gourmet is proud to use Nutiva in everything from Hemp Crusted Solar Pizzas (episode #51), to Hemp Shakes , and as a fantastic addition to Veggie Sushi Rolls (episode #110).

Just to let you know:
Hemp seed is considered by leading researchers and medical doctors to be one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet. Shelled hemp seed is packed with 33 percent pure digestible protein and is rich in iron and vitamin E as well as omega-3 and GLA. Hemp is full of flavor, rich in texture and is so abundant and sustainable, so why not give it a try?

Peace and Love!

The Hippy Gourmet
www.hippygourmet.com

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Support our troops - while their families are going hungry!

We read today in the the San Diego Union-Tribune that struggling families of soldiers serving abroad are forced to stand in charity lines for bread, milk and diapers!


The article is by Rick Rogers is somehow hard to comprehend, even after reading it several times over. Not because the article isn't well written, but because how can it be that here in the United States of America, families are going hungry? Not to mention families of service men and women who are sacrificing everything to uphold and defend our constitution (or what's left of it).


Does this make any sense to anyone?

Ways to help (let's do our part to donate quality foods, such as organic bulk items and ingredients for building healthy families - rather than merely throwing reject frozen dinners at them in damaged boxes).

People interested in donating food, furniture or money to help military families in San Diego County can call:

- Military Outreach Ministry at Camp Pendleton: (760) 908-7043

- Military Outreach Ministries at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station: (619) 843-8964



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Friday, October 06, 2006

Autumn already...

So amazing isn't' it? The cycles of the season.
One day it's summer and the next day it's fall.
The warm, balmy breeze bringing the scent of summer fruit, is replaced by the crisp air, the smell of fresh rain and the turning toward the warmer, more substantial ingredients that seem to match the colors of autumn.
 
Take our friend the Acorn Squash for instance. Slice it in half and scoop out the seeds. Rub each half with a little olive oil (makes them shiny and not stick to the baking pan). Then fill it with anything you like, perhaps some diced apples, raisins, walnuts, some maple syrup and a little brown sugar? Fits perfectly into that scooped out hole in the middle! Then right into a pre-heated oven at 450 degrees for 35-40 minutes (good to keep an eye on it and poke it with a fork when nice and tender.
 
This recipe is simple, warming and very fulfilling and can be cut into smaller pieces to feed a hungry bunch of people! Perfect by itself, or as a side dish for a main course or soup.
 
Enjoy the colors of fall!

Think Peace!

The Hippy Gourmet
www.hippygourmet.com

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Electric Vehicle Rally

We were really fortunate to catch the annual Electric Auto Association’s Silicon Valley Chapter www.eaasv.org electric vehicle rally!

For those who have a commute of less than 30 miles each way to work, there is a wide selection now of super innovative vehicles that cost pennies per mile and are environmentally friendly.



We start by looking at the Electric Motorsport bikes, scooters and even performance motor cycles www.electricmotorsport.com. Many of their products are Italian designed and offer a great deal of elegance for their value.



Another scooter company called www.Greenemotor.com offers American built electric scooters that are sleek, efficient and of course whisper quiet! They have a simple tag line: go 450 miles for $1.00!



Moving directly to the top end of the electric vehicle offerings, we discovered the www.TeslaMotors.com sports car that gets up to 250 miles per charge and can go from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds! The technical staff at Tesla told us that they’ve already sold out for the rest of 2006 and are taking orders for late 2007!




Do not adjust your computer monitors here, this is a concept car called the Tango www.commutercars.com (named appropriately for the two-seater back and front layout). The Tango can also race forward at 0-60 in 4 seconds, and with its modern and narrow design can maneuver and park in even the tightest spots. Apparently George Clooney owns and drives a Tango…something we’d love to see him drive up to the Oscars in!



Last but not least, and really you’re not going to believe this incredible feet of engineering and design - but here we have a solar powered, electric chariot that is actually pulled by a walking/rollerblading robot! If we didn’t see this vehicle running with our own eyes, we wouldn’t be able to describe it to you- but Bob Schneeveis of Emperical Engineering has really pulled it off! This two-legged, Terminator looking robot, was dressed as a Roman Centurian (with a George Bush head of course), and wears a sign that reads “Down on my luck, can you spare some gas?” Best of all, this vehicle moves with unbelievable speed, grace and a human-like style that will make you do a double-take!

We’re not quite sure what Mr. Schneevis’ production plans are for his highly functional solar powered chariot, but it really gives us such a warm feeling of hope to see what’s really possible out there! Have to also mention that Bob towed his Solar Chariot to the Electric Vehicle Rally on the back of his Sparrow myersmotors.com - which he charges at home via his solar panel arrays!

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Friday, September 22, 2006

We have completed the post-production on the Farmer John Peterson Episode!

We have completed the final post-production on our most recent episode featuring Farmer John Peterson!
This show marks a first for the Hippy Gourmet, in that it's the first time we've ever done a movie and cookbook review, highlighting the film "The Real Dirt on Farmer John," and the cookbook "The Real Dirt on Vegetables."
 
This is an absolutely wonderful movie that follows the life of John Peterson, from his childhood on his family farm in Illinois, through the exploration of the 1960's, the dark ages of American farms in bankruptcy in the 1980's (where he almost loses the entire farm)... to the complete resurrection when John decides to turn the farm bio-dynamic and organic, to feed the families associated with the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement!
 
In this upcoming episode for PBS, our Hippy Gourmet interviews Farmer John, as well as cooks up several recipes from his cookbook. We're also blessed to have the music of  Leslie Littlefield, as she performs several of her songs from the movie and her recent CD.
 
To learn more about Farmer John Peterson and Leslie Littlefield, please check out their website at www.AngelicOrganics.com 
 
Watch this movie, we guarantee you will find it to be one of the most hopeful messages of our time- and then you can pick up their cookbook and feel like you're cooking right along with all of them! Enjoy!
 
Peace & Love
 
The Hippy Gourmet


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Filming the biodynamic grape harvest and crush!

Well we're heading back up to Mendocino to film the organic and biodynamic grape harvesting and crush of the Mendocino Wine Company, along with visits to Parducci and Dark Horse vineyards!
 
This is a continuation of our previous filming last month, where we interviewed the families that comprise the partnership of vineyards and wine labels that make up the Mendocino Wine Company.
 
We're highlighting this harvest and crush up in Mendocino to show the world that it's possible to have sustainability and profitability exist in the same sentence and business model! These folks use bio-diesel in all of their trucks and tractors, use solar power for pumping water and recycle almost 98% of their total waste product. They even use non-tree based papers for bottle labels and soy inks!
 
We'll keep you posted on when this episode will be ready for viewing!

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Watch Episode #63 - Featuring Restaurant De Kas in Amsterdam, Holland!





Join the Hippy Gourmet a he visits one of his most favorite restaurants on earth - Restaurant De Kas in Amsterdam, Holland!

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Know what a Bonobo is?

 
What is a Bonobo? Bonobos are the gentle cousin of the chimpanzee, who's motto in life is 'Make Love Not War," as they resolve all of their issues through sex, or play mounting as a means to quell problems. The Bonobo is also capable of walking upright, even while carrying the weight of their own babies.
 
Bonobos live in a female dominated society and spend up to four years nurturing their young, while not having other babies during this critical time of infant rearing. The Bonobo is a very special and beautiful primate that has gone from a population of 100,000 in 1990 to under 10,000 today!
 
Please check out the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary near Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo

To spend even a few moments reading through and learning more about these incredible primates, is to look into the best parts of our past and hopeful future, where peace and love make up the fabric of a healthy day-to-day existence. We can gain so much in our lives and our world by reaching out and making a difference where we can.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Our tribute to 911

There isn't a day that goes by that we don't stop and remember those who met their tragic demise on this day five years ago.
 
Coming from New York originally, and growing up in the shadows of the Twin Towers, it's impossible still to imagine that all of this actually happened.
 
But we feel that it would be a dishonor to those who sacrificed their lives on that day, without trying to understand the magnitude of such a tremendous crime scene, and the fact that those who are truly responsible have yet to be brought to justice.
 
Our hearts go out to the public servants, those brave men and women in the police and fire departments who were caught off guard by the collapse of these buildings, that given different circumstances would never, ever have happened.
 
To the families from Boston to San Francisco, from Washington to New York, all across the country and world, we grieve in sorrow with you and feel your pain. Honestly, no one has been unaffected by this date.
 
What we hope for is that we can rise above the burning rage of anger and hatred, mistrust and fear, because this is the fuel that this war machine runs on.
 
Peace on earth.


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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Happy post-Labor Day

Yesterday marked the unofficial end of summer for most Americans, with kids going back to school and the summer vacations coming to an end.  Of course this doesn't mean that people have to put away the BBQ grill- because we have plenty of recipes and ideas for keeping that grill going all year round! More about this on our website under the PBS recipes TAB...

We do want to mention our solidarity with those marginalized individuals (now large groups of people) who work so hard each and every day, in hopes of being able to stake their own claim on the North American dream. These are people who come mostly from Latin America, reaching our southern borders through harrowing paths fraught with danger, deportation, or death.

Anyway, we wanted to remind all of our good citizens of varying descent how their ancestors came to this country- on ships and later through Ellis Island, or through Angel Island, coming here with nothing, fighting against everything and everyone who came before them- who also didn't want them here. How quickly we forget!

What's true is that these immigrant populations do require health care and education services, and do have an impact therefore on our state's and Federal budgets. But by the same token, these people take on the dirtiest of jobs that most citizens would rather not do, especially for less than minimum wage most of the time. We want to add that every time you go out to eat at a restaurant, that the kitchen staff from chefs to preps, waiters to bus people and dish washers all have a story about how they got here and why they love what they do. And most importantly, these are human beings who want better for their families and children (just like our predecessors), and who work hard and contribute to our society and melting pot culture.

So on this post-labor day, we want to salute all of those millions of people who continue to show the rest of us what this great country is supposed to be about...acceptance, compassion, hard work and a chance to obtain a better quality of life. It's up to all of us to find the solutions for living together in harmony.

Peace!


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Peace!

Just a brief note to say how happy we are that there's a cease fire that seems to be holding right now in Lebanon!
 
We wish everyone a chance for real healing, even though we know it's going to be a very long and arduous road ahead.

So many lives are disrupted and irreparable harm done during a war!  Plus of course all the damage that's caused  to the environment...what a waste!
 
If only the time, energy and resources that go into perfecting the means for destruction, could be channeled into acts of kindness! Imagine if the spending on those million dollar missiles and bombs would go to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless, provide health care and education to everyone, and give people hope...

At least for now the senseless acts have been curbed and regular people can begin to get their lives back on track.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

SolFest this weekend!

This weekend is the annual SolFest in Hopland, California- home of the Solar Living Institute, where we'll be setting up our Hippy Gourmet solar ovens and cooking up a feast! (you can check out more information in our newsletter at www.HippyGourmet.com).
 
Last year we made Solar Cookies, and the years before we made a bunch of Solar Pizza's, but this year we're going to make a Solar Ratatouille, while explaining the sustainable environmental benefits of cooking out with a solar oven!
 
While we're up in Mendocino county, we're also going to be visiting with Paul Dolan and get a tour of bio-dynamic wine making in action! More to come on this exciting new episode in our next blog... so stay tuned!


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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Pressure Cooker Earth

As if in conjunction with the planet heating up, this past month has seen an explosion of violence in the middle east (on top of the
on-going pressure cooker of death and destruction that is the mess we have in Iraq and Afghanistan).


Today i'd like everyone to stop what they're doing for one solid minute, to take a deep breath and to imagine what it would be like if we could replace all the guns and bullets in the world with organic veggies and grains!

Instead of missles fllying over head and bombs dropping from the sky, just replace all of that in your mind with giant care baskets full of good will and yummy, healthy things for people to eat! Peace instead of war, love replacing hate, solutions over issues, and celebrations of life rather than funerals and never-ending martyrdom.


May seem like a funny idea to imagine soldiers charging across the front line with large, organic cucumbers and squash instead of assault rifles, but maybe if we all begin to visualize this, we could begin to see the true definition of surrealism in what's presented to us as news every day. Because honestly, what's more surrealistic- soldiers dancing a tango with organic veggies while wearing hemp undees, or women and children being caught in the crossfire of an industry that makes its living on war?


Just like in our show, we love to trace the roots of where our
ingredients come from- harvested with love, brought directly to the world's finest kitchens, and prepared with artistry and care.

So perhaps it's time that we begin to ask some tough questions about where all of these bullets are coming from? And maybe, just maybe we could begin to shift the focus away from these millenia old disagreements between tribal peoples, to who is truly profiting from all of this violence?


Food for thought - ripe organic tomatoes instead of hand grenades - quietly, one step at a time, bringing the laughter of small children
back to the streets and parks, peace between all and compassion driven programs that spend tax dollars on improving life, rather than finding more efficient ways of snuffing it out.


As always, we love to hear your thoughts and share your opinions.

The Hippy Gourmet



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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A fresh season of PBS shows coming soon!

We are busy working away on our upcoming schedule of fresh PBS episodes! We have a grouping of shows from Vancouver, British Columbia and some very special shows we filmed both before and after our recent trip up north.
 
Most of all, we're beginning our successful sponsorship drive- where those lucky companies, brands and philanthropic individuals can see their name in lights...well, at least 15 seconds at a time at the beginning and end of each show!
 
Very soon we'll be posting which contending supporters of our series have signed on, and we'll be making announcements on our blog and on our site.

Stay Tuned!


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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Uncommon heat hits Northern California

The normal summer climate in San Francisco consists of warm days, typically with a cool breeze and a light foggy mist that overcomes the city by dusk.

This week however, San Francisco felt more like Death Valley - with the hot baking sun showing no mercy, and not even a hint of fog or clouds in the sky. Even in the epicenter of the Golden Gate bridge, the ocean breeze barely brought the thermastat down.

To battle the heatwave, this past weekend we took a trip up the coast to Mendocino, California, which is approximately 3 hours north of San Francisco proper.

Located on the expansive California coastline, the town of Mendocino is a natural outcropping that sits right on the edge of the deep blue Pacific, and is an amazing Hippie enclave filled with artists and craftspeople - and of course incredible restaurants and bed and breakfasts.

We spent a perfect stay revisiting with our friends at the Stanford Inn, a 100% organic, vegetarian and pet friendly bed and breakfast. Strolling through the organic gardens that feed the Raven's restaurant, we were reminded of our episode #83 where we featured Gunner Thompson and Andrew Field - who prepared a mouth-watering vegetarian feast for us!

Mendocino is a gorgeous place, and it was striking that even right by the ocean (where the temperature is normally cooler and breezy), the sun and heat wasn't too far out of our minds.

As we made our drive back, we stopped in the middle of the Redwoods in Navarro for a brief picnic. The peace and tranquility of the Redwood groves of Northern California are some of the most breathtaking places on the planet, but again we discovered the climate in this fragile ecosystem was way above normal... and we couldn't help but wonder how anyone could possibly dispute the science behind global warming.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A fresh season of PBS shows coming soon!

We are busy working away on our upcoming schedule of fresh PBS episodes! We have a grouping of shows from Vancouver, British Columbia and some very special shows we filmed both before and after our recent trip up north.

Most of all, we're beginning our successful sponsorship drive- where those lucky companies, brands and philanthropic individuals can see their name in lights...well, at least 15 seconds at a time at the beginning and end of each show!

Very soon we'll be posting which contending supporters of our series have signed on, and we'll be making announcements on our blog and on our site.

Stay Tuned!

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Great Spas of Italy Tour post-production complete!

Today we're taking a trip to the ocean in Santa Cruz, California - to
treat ourselves on the successful completion of our post-production
for the Hippy Gourmet Great Spas of Italy Tour, 2005.

This is a beautiful work in progress that was filmed entirely in
high-definition and highlights both the organic and slow food
movements, something Italy is famous for!

So for today, we depart our editing cave to get touched by the sun and
feel the breeze...because it's back to work tomorrow! (ok, well later
tonite : )



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Watch Episode #90 - On Oahu at Restaurant Indigo featuring Chef Glenn Chu!







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Summer heat and cool ideas from the Hippy Gourmet newsletter!

In last month's newsletter we mentioned our continued mantra
for peace on earth and especially in Iraq and Darfur,
amongst other places.

We were so thrilled to receive so many warm and supportive
e-mails thanking us for our message of peace, and were
even happier to receive letters from viewers who weren't
happy with what they felt was 'unpatriotic rhetoric,'
coming from what they thought was a PBS cooking show.

Well of course we are a television cooking series,
but we also feel that it's a celebration of taking
part in this great democracy we live in by questioning
the logic and rationale for going to war, and for
advocating peace. Sincerely, peace should not be
considered a political stance, but rather a humane
approach to life, liberty, love and the free pursuit
of happiness.

For the record, The Hippy Gourmet TV Show has received
a number of e-mails from soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan,
Kuwait and serving from around the world. We have even
received DVD orders for holidays and birthdays from
soldiers back to their families...for which we go out
of our way to shower their families with free goodies,
while not charging the soldiers for their orders.

Saying to these young men and women who are stationed
around the world that we love them, care about them
and want them home right now, is not unpatriotic.
Rather, we show them our support by keeping them in
our minds and hearts and imagining a world where peace
prevails over war.

This being said, we want those who disagree with us
to know how much we appreciate your taking the time
to share your opinion with our community. It's our
hope that in our own small way we can mirror a
better world between us, by listening to each other
and growing from the experience.

Again, we reiterate, Peace in Iraq, Afghanistan,
Darfur, and elsewhere abroad, and to bringing our
soldiers home safely.

Peace, Love and Good Eats,
The Hippy Gourmet



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Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Hippy Gourmet Travels to Vancouver and Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Hippy Gourmet TV Show announced today that they will begin a 10-day filming tour of Vancouver and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The series of shows filmed in high-definition will be available for global distribution beginning in October of 2006, and will feature some of Vancouver’s best restaurants and chefs. Each episode will focus on a specific restaurant and will include highlighted segments on local produce that is organic, sustainable and connected directly to each chef’s unique perspective on regional ingredients.

Sponsored in part by the Vancouver, Vancouver Island and British Columbia Boards of Tourism, the Hippy Gourmet TV show will tour and film some of the beautiful and exotic natural locations this area has to offer, combining this with interviews and cooking segments from the top restaurants and chefs.

Available through PBS nationally, through public cable and Google Video, The Hippy Gourmet TV Show reaches over 6 million homes weekly and is in its sixth season of production.

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The Hippy Gourmet meets Al Gore

Vancouver, BC June 1, 2006 -
Traveling through the Vancouver Airport, the Hippy Gourmet production team ran into former Vice President Al Gore, who was on his way to do interviews about his recent film “An Inconvenient Truth” Mr. Gore was gracious to stop and chat with us about his film and to also talk briefly about his recent film festival awards with Farmer John Peterson (regarding his film, “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”). President Gore was extremely approachable yet warmly evaded our questions about him running for office in 2008! The Hippy Gourmet will be featuring the interview with Al Gore and a movie review, along with links for viewing a trailer and participating with the film through the Hippy Gourmet website.

The Behind the Scenes Story of The Hippy Gourmet – Here is a recent sample article available for publishing that explains the history of the show, its founding producers, director James Ehrlich and host (Hippy Gourmet) Bruce Brennan.

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