Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hippy Gourmet at Google for DooF-a-Palooza!

Yesterday we spent the day at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California at an annual event called "DooF-a-Palooza" - which stands for 'Food spelled backwards' - and is all about supporting a new PBS kids cooking series called "DooF"

Teaching kids where their food comes from and inspiring them at an early age to be excited about good nutrition is a wonderful thing!

The event takes place all over Google's main campus area, with fun, interactive booths set up for kids to participate in all aspects of learning about food.

What a great chance to introduce kids to their local farmers and food producers, and for everyone to be reminded how much love and artistry goes into growing and nurturing all our abundant fruits and veggies!

Of course the Hippy Gourmet film crew was on hand to capture the event for an upcoming episode we're planning, and we even had our executive producer and director James Ehrlich out there baking solar, vegan cookies! As usual, we used the solar cookers as well as the Tulsi Solar Cooker to demonstrate how simple, easy and grid-free baking yummy cookies can be in a solar oven!

Google is an incredible company that cares deeply for the community, both surrounding and global. We were so blessed to have the full support of Google chefs, Google staff and a multitude of volunteers that helped us every step of the way!

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Authors@Google: James Ehrlich - watch the presentation

This is from a recent appearance by James Ehrlich at the Authors@Google program. Filmed at Google's Headquarters in Mountain View, California, it was also simulcast to 6 other Google offices around the world, and is now posted on YouTube.

Besides talking about the best-selling cookbook ("The Hippy Gourmet's Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating" Hachette USA), James speaks about producing a hit PBS and nationally syndicated television series (Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet) that has its focus on all things organic and sustainable.

Featuring sustainable cooking with solar cookers from the Solar Oven Society and Tulsi of India, James discusses the importance of cultivating Industrial Hemp by showing nutiva Hemp Seeds, Dash Hemp clothes, Hemp DVD cases, as well as speaking about the Industrial Hemp solution to world hunger and the growing food crisis.

James also mentions his great appreciation for the long standing partnership between Google, YouTube and Hippy Gourmet TV, and shares his passion for producing socially responsible community television that has become a global phenomenon.

This 40-minute presentation is compelling and insightful.

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