June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009

Tomorrow night (June 17th) is the latest session of ~GET SMART RADIO~: Food Fight! The Challenge of Making Food Taste Good While it Saves Your Life. Join Get Smart Radio's host Deborah Pardes with Dr. Daphne Miller, author of The Jungle Effect: A Doctor Discovers the Healthiest Diets From Around the World—Why They Work and How to Bring Them Home, along with chef Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, Acme Chophouse, Mijita). They will discuss indigenous diets and specific foods and food combinations that Dr. Miller has found to fight specific modern diseases like heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes. Every time she mentions a food, Traci will provide easy preparation tips and recipes to make sure we can easily integrate good food into our lifestyles. Bring your questions about everything from lard to lentils. This show is going to whet your appetite and help you live to eat and eat to live. Audience questions are essential. And there's a quiz show at the end with food prizes, plus live music. 7pm seating, 8pm show. Coffee Bar, 1890 Bryant St. (on the corner of Florida and Mariposa). More info: 415-307-3181.

I was also sent this little tidbit about a kombucha-making class with ~URBAN KITCHEN SF~ in the Mission on June 25th at 7pm. A local herbalist will talk about the history and benefits of kombucha, and then participants will be taught how to brew their own tea. Everyone goes home with a starter kit containing a SCOBY starter baby (the culture that makes tea into kombucha). $30, plus $15 supply fee (check the website for info on the sliding scale price). The Women's Building, Rm. B, 3543 18th St. #8 at Guerrero.