Hippy Gourmet Newsletter - November'05
Green Festival 2005 in San Francisco
It’s true that we are facing some of the most political and ecological
challenges in our planet’s history, that’s why it’s so refreshing
to see how much the Green Festival has grown over the the past few
years, both in exhibitors and in numbers of show attendees. If you
have a Green product or service you should definitely check out
participating with the Green Festivals, and if you’re a consumer
who cares about where your money goes, and you want to support some
of the world’s best companies, then the Green Festivals is your
Reporting from the Green Festival 2005 in San
Francisco which took place this past weekend of
November 5th and 6th, we sent our Hippy Gourmet
crew down to capture some of the moments and quality
companies making a difference in the world today!
The Green Festival
offers an incredible opportunity to see the positive
and proactive effects that Hippie culture have
brought on bringing environmentally sound business
practices to life!
Everybody from Toyota, showing off their
Hybrid Prius, to Clif Bar, Organic Valley Farms,
Seventh Generation, Dagoba Chocolates and so many
more good companies were there, as were literally
thousands of patrons wanting to learn more about
supporting Earth friendly products!
The Hippy Gourmet and Google – It’s here!
can now watch full-length Hippy Gourmet TV Show Episodes from
the comfort of your home computer!
Hippy Gourmet is proud to announce our relationship with Google
Video! We’ve started by offering over thirty (30) of our full-length,
30-minute shows completely free of charge (how Hippie is that!)
Just like being backstage in our kitchen here in the Haight-Ashbury
of San Francisco, we spread the ‘peace, love and good eats’ of
The Hippy Gourmet show to the four corners of the globe and back!
You can navigate to the Hippy
Gourmet on Google Video, then you can choose from a wide variety
of shows we filmed over the past 6 seasons - from the Amazon Rain
forest in Brazil, to Amsterdam and Tuscany and even the Hawaiian
Islands - all cooking up a blend of flavors and experiences that
are sure to make you want to own the high resolution versions
(PS – they make great holiday gifts!)
Google and the Hippy Gourmet it’s a match made in heaven, brought
to you in one of the most energy efficient ways imaginable- direct
through the internet!
The Hippy Gourmet and Lufthansa Airlines
The Hippy Gourmet and
have something super special coming this January to all
those flying on Lufthansa flights around the world.
The Hippy Gourmet is going to be available on-
demand in the Lufthansa interactive video players at
35,000 feet! We recently filmed a special episode
featuring Bernd Schmitt (of LSG Sky Chefs) and
Joachim Splichal (from the
in Los Angeles). Joachim Splichal is a world renowned
gourmet chef and entrepreneur with dozens of
restaurants around Los Angeles and California,
including special locations at the Walt Disney Center
and a catering operation that has worked on
everything from the Emmy Awards to the Democratic
The episode with Lufthansa kicks off the Hippy
Gourmet Euro Tour ’05 series, which took place last
summer and highlights both Lufthansa and LSG Sky
Chefs, and our travels across Italy and Sardegna. In
this show Bernd and Joachim prepare an incredible
Wild Salmon with a Clam Vinaigrette that rests on a
bed of Organic Greens. Then we take a flight to
Frankfurt, Germany and visit with Thomas Stets the
Manager of LSG Sky Chefs in-flight food design and
take a tour of the Lufthansa First Class lounge in
Frankfurt (this is one comfortable place!).
So when you’re traveling to, or from Europe you
should definitely fly Lufthansa, kick back and enjoy
the gourmet food as designed and implemented by
Bernd Schmitt and Joachim Splichal, and while you’re
eating, tune into the Hippy Gourmet TV Show offered
directly to your seat!
SOS – Safeguard Organic Standards!
Organic Consumers Association (OCA) needs your immediate help
to stop Congress and the Bush administration from seriously degrading
organic standards. After 35 years of hard work, the U.S. organic
community has built up a multi-billion dollar alternative to industrial
agriculture, based upon strict organic standards and organic community
control over modification to these standards.
Now, large corporations such as Kraft, Wal-Mart, & Dean Foods--aided
and abetted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA) are moving to
lower organic standards by allowing a Bush appointee to create a list of
synthetic ingredients that would be allowed organic production. Even
worse these proposed regulatory changes will reduce future public
discussion and input and take away the National Organic Standards
Board's (NOSB) traditional lead jurisdiction in setting standards. What
this means, in blunt terms is that USDA bureaucrats and industry
lobbyists, not consumers, will now have more control over what can go
into organic foods and products.
Send a quick letter to your Congressperson online here:
Sneak Attack on Organic Standards Take action here:
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