6 Tips to Sourcing Sustainable Seafood for Your Next Event

As spring swings into summer, food events featuring seafood menus pop up around the country. Whether it’s a New England clambake, Southern-style fish fry or crawfish boil, Maine lobster fest or Pacific Northwest salmon tasting, seafood is a beautiful meal to share outdoors. However, despite big strides by local food movements to make ethically raised
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A Day Down on The Side Yard Farm

Ingenuity is always on the menu in hip, scenic Portland. But The Side Yard Farm, an urban farm, supper club and catering company stands out even in this off-beat city. Located in the northeast Cully neighborhood, this unique space supplies fresh, local ingredients to area eateries. In addition, The Side Yard Farm hosts food events:
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Peek Inside Sno-Isle, a Natural Foods Co-op

Hey there, I’m back with the most recent episode of “Journey to the Center of the Plate.” I hope you’ll dig this one as much as you did the first. In this episode, you’ll meet the friendly faces of Sno-Isle, a natural foods co-op in Everett, Washington. Sno-Isle’s strong community ties and continued passion for
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Premiering Journey to the Center of the Plate

Pop the popcorn. Dim the lights. Get comfy. Brown Paper Tickets is excited to debut a new video series on one of life’s most universal topics: food. I am proud to introduce this series, which is my quest to find a better and more complete understanding
 of how food gets from the field to our
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Tale from the Ale I See Run

My road to becoming a “runner” was slightly perilous; I sprained my ankle and lost both of my big toenails to impact stress within the first six months (they grew back). It took me close to four years to fully achieve a runner’s high where I ran upwards of 5 miles on auto pilot without
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9-Step Recipe to Successful Cooking Classes

Just as there are tricks to the perfect sandwich (hint: fresh bread for one), there is a method to making your cooking classes rewarding and mmm-azing for both teacher and student. Not only can your class satiate your students’ thirst for new skills and knowledge, it can also raise money for causes. Seattle’s El Centro
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2014 Urban and Small Farms Conference Inspiration

Farmer, founder and CEO, Will Allen and his non-profit Growing Power are leaders in the sustainable food movement. Based in Milwaukee, Growing Power transforms abandoned and unused lots into year-round organic food sources and inspires young people in the community to learn to grow food for themselves and their neighbors. Farmers, community groups and others
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20 Creative Ways to Use Your Restaurant Space

High restaurant lease? Don’t fret. There’s more than one way to use your restaurant space. In fact, there are at least 20. Patrick Nelson, our Food and Beverage Specialist has helped thousands of event organizers all across the industry, from kitchens to restaurants, underground restaurants, gardens, small farms, breweries and distillers. Below, he imparts some
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How Round Table Tours Became a Top Tour in Montreal

You already know poutine, the cheese-curd and gravy comfort food. No? Someone needs to take a trip to Montreal. But poutine is only the beginning. Stacked smoked meat sandwiches. Arguably, better bagels than New York (easy, New Yorkers, we said arguably). Ice wine. Soft cheeses from provincial farms. Craft brew a plenty. Who’s Ready for
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6 Tips to Better Farm-to-Table Events

Chefs are talking about it. Foodies are asking for it. These days, farm to table is on the tips of everyone’s tongues. High-quality ingredients make a chef’s job easier since they are so naturally delectable.  Any respectable food lover will search for the freshest and most lovingly grown produce.  More and more, restaurant owners are
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