GMO Labeling — California

Pamm Larry is leading the effort in California to label foods that contain GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) — the interview will be posted soon.  In the meantime you can go to the label GMO website here.

Bless My Soul Cafe

Marie Janisse Wilkins, owner of Bless My Soul Cafe, talks about her start in the catering business following a movie career in which she was a dancer — appearing in movies and TV.  We are happy that she settled in Humboldt County and is still preparing her delicious fusion meals for us in both her cafe and through her catering business.  To listen to the interview, click here.

To find out more about Bless My Soul cafe, go to the website.


KEET TV Northcoast Cuisine

KEET TV has begun the second season of cooking shows featuring local chefs and local products.  Listen to an interview with KEET’s Claire Reynolds and Marie Janisse Wilkins from Bless My Soul Cafe, click here.

KEET-TV Highlights Local Chefs on Season Two of NORTH COAST CUISINE
Premiering Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. on KEET-HD

KEET-TV, Public Television for the North Coast is serving up season two of their local production, NORTH COAST CUISINE.  The series of six 30-minute cooking shows give viewers an inside look at twelve people who are producing and preparing some of the best food available in Humboldt County.  Six chefs were invited to prepare three dishes from their restaurants at the KEET studio kitchen set. KEET also shot segments on location at local farms, farmers’ markets and factories. NORTH COAST CUISINE will begin airing Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning October 5, 2011.  Repeat airings will take place Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on KEET-HD Digital Channel 13-1. The series is a true community project with music by Kulica and a logo designed by Humboldt State University Graphic Design student Jon McCallum and HSU Art Professor, the late Wayne Knight.

On October 5 at 7:30 p.m., NORTH COAST CUISINE is hosted by Jim Hughes of Brick and Fire Bistro with a feature segment on Cypress Grove Chevre with founder, Mary Keehn.  Jim prepares Humboldt Fog stuffed figs with pancetta, followed by lamb with polenta and a chevre crème brulee.

On October 12 at 7:30 p.m., NORTH COAST CUISINE is hosted by Eric Masaki of Kyoto Japanese Restaurant with a feature segment with Ino Riley of I and I Farm.  In this episode, Eric prepares miso soup, organic farmers’ market greens with mushrooms and Kyoto’s award-winning Bulgogi beef.

On October 19 at 7:30 p.m., NORTH COAST CUISINE is hosted by Paul Fitzgerald of Larrupin Café featuring a visit to the Arcata Farmers’ Market.  Paul prepares Squash Blossoms filled with truffled fromage and a red and gold roasted beets Napoleon with brandied sautéed pea shoots.

On October 26 at 7:30 p.m., NORTH COAST CUISINE is hosted by Luke Patterson
Luke’s Joint and The Other Place with a feature segment with John Severn of Little River Farm.  In this episode, Luke prepares a creamy spinach-almond soup, sauteed wild mushrooms with steamed potatoes & massaged kale salad and peaches Foster with ice cream.

November 2 at 7:30 p.m., NORTH COAST CUISINE is hosted by Marie Wilkins of Bless My Soul Café with a feature from The Tofu Shop with founder, Matthew Schmit.  Marie prepares coconut chicken with her Sticky Love Sauce, a shrimp and andouille sauté and a platter salad with tofu dressing.

On November 23 at 7:30 p.m., NORTH COAST CUISINE is hosted by Bryan Hopper of The Groves Restaurant with a tour of Riverbend Cellars with Thomas Meagher.  Bryan prepares pan-fried corn fritters with salsa verde, a classic Caesar salad and a grilled New York steak with cherry tomato-basil risotto and balsamic reduction.

For more information about KEET, click here to go to the website.