Hippy Gourmet Newsletter - October'06
Happy Fall Everyone!
The leaves are painting the landscape with colors of the autumn
rainbow, seeming to balance out the shorter, darker days to come.
better way to combat the onset of chilly weather, than to prepare
a variety of hearty, vegetarian soups and chili!
we want to encourage everyone to get out there and VOTE. This
is a crucially important ‘right’ (one of a few that
we still have available to us), for letting our voices be heard.
a matter of course, we use our
Hippy Gourmet Blog
to offer our comments and opinions outside of the normal website
for our TV series. Our topics range from environmental issues
like supporting solar energy and cooking, to preserving endangered
habitats and wildlife, to wanting peace instead of war (what a
radical and left wing concept eh?). So please do visit our
and let your voices be heard!
Come visit the Hippy Gourmet at the upcoming Green
Festival in San Francisco
where we'll be exhibiting at
Booth #532 in the Green Media section. We
have a lot of fun things planned for the expo, including show
specials on DVDs, Aprons, Canvas Bags and solar baked goodies,
as well as prizes and give-aways.
We have spent many years visiting and filming
the Green Expo in San Francisco. We have watched the turn-out
increase from a couple of thousand people, to tens of thousands
of people, crowding the aisles and exploring all there is to learn
about leading a greener, healthier life!
this year’s Green Expo we also plan on unveiling the title
of our upcoming cookbook on the Warner Wellness label, and will
be taking pre-orders as show specials to expo patrons. (We will
also be extending this pre-order special to all of our newsletter
subscribers). Sign up
if you’re in San Francisco and you want to have a great
time hanging out with like-minded people at the Green Expo, or
you’d like to come on down and meet Bruce Brennan (the Hippy
Gourmet), it’s going to be a wonderful weekend there!
Bio-Dynamic Wines of Mendocino County
Principal photography has just been completed on our most recent
episode featuring the family - owned, bio-dynamic wineries of
Mendocino Wine Company. We were super fortunate to be able
to interview the owners, growers, pickers, testers and vintners
of some of the world’s most environmentally friendly and
sustainable (as well as organic and bio-dynamic) wines! More on
this upcoming episode from Mendocino in next month’s newsletter.
Farmer John Peterson and the Real Dirt on Farmer John
We actually just learned about bio-dynamics last
summer when we did an episode featuring Farmer John Peterson and
his award winning movie “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.”
Although bio-dynamics has been around since 1924, it was founded
Rudolph Steiner, an Austrian Philosopher who introduced this
non-chemical agricultural movement. Steiner believed in the health-giving
forces of nature, and was ahead of his time in pursuing a better
way to farm, based on the balance of healing in the soil.
In our episode with Farmer John Peterson (coming
this season on PBS), we also feature several recipes from his
cookbook “The Real Dirt on Vegetables,” as well as
visit with Leslie Littlefield who performs a couple of her songs
from her CD and movie soundtrack.
This is a lovely episode that fits in perfectly
with our seventh season upcoming on PBS, mixed in with shows from
Vancouver, BC, and the Great Spas of Italy Tour.
Our recent visit to the Electric Vehicle Rally in Palo Alto, California
were really glad that we were in town a couple of weeks ago to
catch the annual Electric Vehicle Rally! This is a super casual,
outdoor expo that shows off the latest in EV technologies- everything
from Electric bicycles and scooters to top end sports cars, and
a whole lot of innovation going on in between!
of our favorites was the Solar Powered Chariot that is actually
a walking/rollerblading robot! Designed by Bob Schneeveis of Emperical
Engineering, this is hands-down one of the most incredible vehicles
to ever witness gliding by. You will do a double take when you
see this thing, because it really looks like human legs (albeit
bionic and terminator-like) on rollerblades pulling this chariot
behind it! Best of all, Bob put a “W” mask on the
top, with a Roman helmet for extra, attention-getting flaire!
(as if he needed this). To see photos of this event and Bob’s
Solar Chariot, visit our Hippy Gourmet
About our seventh season on PBS
have noticed a tremendous increase this past year in the number
of households tuning into the Hippy Gourmet show around the country.
Alas, there are still some of you in a number of areas that aren’t
as yet able to catch our show.
know, there is a great solution to this, and all you need do is
contact your local PBS station and simply ask them to schedule
our series for broadcast. Currently we’re reaching over
half of the 300 PBS stations nationally, but this next year we
hope to increase that exponentially!
So remember the “P” in PBS stands
for Public, which is you! And your voice and support go such a
long way in helping quality public television programming (such
as our series) reach every home.
We are blessed to have groups of people in a
number of areas around the country coming together to do letter
writing campaigns, all because they want our full-length shows
at a regularly scheduled time in their community.
more information on this, please contact
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