Hippy Gourmet Newsletter - May'06
The rains have finally stopped, the sun has come out and the flowers
are blooming! There's something about spring that beckons us to
smile and feel hopeful, and we want to extend a heartfelt blessing
to all of our fans for a happy season full of love, light and most
of all peace!
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Hippy Gourmet is proud to announce an upcoming episode with John
Peterson, featuring his film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” and
his companion cookbook “Farmer John’s Cookbook – The Real Dirt
can view a preview of the movie
film represents one of the very best expressions of the life and
times of a real family farm in America’s mid-west, and is told
from such a warm perspective of innocence found, lost and regained!
“The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is a film that truly captures the
cycles of life and the real questions that drive our hopes and
ambitions for creating a better world! John Peterson is a man
who embodies a modern version of Dante Alighieri, walking his
path from the enlightened days of the 1960’s, through the darkest
days of the 1980’s, (where he witnessed first-hand what it was
like to see the destruction of family farms across America), to
a place of gleaming hope that highlights a reawakening to organic,
sustainable, and community supported agriculture!
Hippy Gourmet doesn’t normally do movie reviews, but when it comes
to John Peterson and “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” – this film
is brilliant, thought-provoking and perfect for any family that
wants to reconnect with each other and with the source of where
a happy life comes from!
we’ve watched this film three times already, and we can’t remember
another film in recent history that delivers such a warm experience
each and every time you watch it! You can also check out more
about John Peterson and his amazing CSA farm at
be featuring some recipes from the companion cookbook “Farmer
John’s Cookbook – The Real Dirt on Vegetables,” (Gibbs Smith,
Publisher isbn #: 1-4236- 0014-2) on our show that will also include
an interview with John Peterson, coming up in June- so definitely
stay tuned for this.
be highlighting John Peterson and his cookbooks, and we’ll also
keep you posted on when the movie will be playing in your area,
or when the DVD will be available through his site. In the meanwhile,
don’t just take our word for it. See some of these other folks
are saying about this:
is a loving, moving, inspiring, quirky documentary... visionaries
like Peterson are finding a way back to the land.” - Roger Ebert
(3-1/2 stars out of 4)
special. told with insight and humor.” - Al Gore
charming, wonderful and important movie.” - Alice Waters
the way, you can catch a shorter version of the movie on PBS airing
on June 13 (via the ‘Independent Lens’ series), so check your
local PBS schedules for when and where this amazing film will
be broadcast in your area.
to all of our overseas fans, check out “The Real Dirt on Farmer
John” which will be coming to your local movie theatres in Spain,
Holland and Germany soon!
The Hippy Gourmet is crossing the border!
Coming this June, The Hippy Gourmet will be traveling to beautiful
and scenic Vancouver, British Columbia and Victoria in Canada’s
pristine northwest! We will be flying into Vancouver on Air Canada
and will feature all of the organic, sustainable, aqua-healthy
and delicious gourmet recipes as prepared by the local chefs on
usual, will be including our full itinerary on every place we
stay, visit, cook and dine, as well as highlight some of the very
best eco-friendly, 5-star travel you’ve come to expect from
The Hippy Gourmet TV Show!
is a great country! And the people in British Columbia and the
Vancouver area represent such a diverse population from around
the world, so needless to say we’re all very excited to
head up there and start our culinary explorations!
The Hippy Gourmet Euro Tour 2005 episodes continue to roll out
had a few minor set-backs to our post-production schedule in 2005,
but we are totally back on track and almost complete with our
‘Great Spas of Italy’ series! We have some exciting
new episodes coming out each week over the course of the next
month, including romantic and stunningly gorgeous Hotel Splendido
in Portofino, Italy, the great Spas of Tuscany, including Grotta
Giusti, Bagni di Pisa and Fonteverde! You’re just not going
to believe these incredible, healing locations! Then we round
up the series with a return trip to Sardinia, featuring Forte
Village and a tour of the island of Sardinia camping sites!
got some pretty awe-inspiring tours coming up later this summer
and early Fall, including plans to take the Hippy Gourmet to Australia,
New Zealand and beyond to Thailand and India!
usual, you can find our series on your favorite local PBS station,
your community public cable network, on Google Video and of course
through your support of us by owning a piece of The Hippy Gourmet
also very excited about the future of our series as it begins
to broadcast via satellite TV and digital cable in Europe and
Asia (announcements to come later this year).
We want to end this newsletter with a hope to another ending,
end the war in Iraq. We want all of the soldiers from all of the
countries to return home to their families and friends, and begin
the process of global healing!
a cooking show, we’ve primarily avoided subjects that relate
to specific dates, or events, opting instead for the timeless
nature of ‘peace, love and good eats.’
in the coming weeks and months ahead, and especially with the
introduction of our Cookbook (where we’ll be getting a great
deal of press and media attention), we feel the need to express
our message of peace now!
Hippy Gourmet TV Show will therefore be taking a much more proactive
role in focusing necessary attention on the immediate and pressing
issues of the day!
you for your continued support and we always welcome your comments,
suggestions and editorial pieces for our website and newsletter.
Darfur – Where is this place? What’s
going on? Who’s dying, and
what can be done?
A great resource for the history, geography and story from
The International Rescue Committee is a great organization that
helps feed people!
Doctors Without Borders brings urgent medical care to those in
Iraq – We want an end to this war NOW!
Here are 6 great links for learning more and getting involved
in the peace movement!
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