March 11, 2010
"CONSCIENTIOUS COOKS VII (SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE) / CARLO PETRINI & SLOW FOOD CANADA"
Conscientious Cooks VII (Sooke Harbour House)
Carlo Petrini & Slow Food Canada
Sinclair Philip, co-owner, Sooke Harbour House (Sooke, BC) - Since 1979, Sinclair and his wife Frederique have owned and operated the Sooke Harbour House - a 28-room inn and restaurant. Sinclair grew up in Ontario and has spent considerable time in France. He is the past-president of Slow Food Canada and is currently a member of Slow Food Vancouver Island and is Canada's international representative to Slow Food International.
Byron Cook, head gardener, Sooke Harbour House (Sooke, BC) - Byron is an organic gardener who has worked for many years leading a dedicated team at the Sooke Harbour House.
Mary Alice Johnson, farmer, ALM Organic Farm (Sooke, BC) - Mary Alice is an experienced farmer, seed-saver and educator in the southern Vancouver Island food community. Along with Marika Nagasaka, Mary Alice operates ALM Organic Farm. From the farm they also operate Full Circle Seeds - a producer of certified organic seeds for farmers and gardeners. Mary Alice is also involved in a number of unique educational programs including apprenticeship programs such as S.O.I.L (aka Stewards Of Irreplaceable Land).
Amy Rubidge, farmer, Barefoot Farm (Sooke, BC) - Amy's farm is focused solely on egg production and she is the primary egg supplier to the Sooke Harbour House.
Carlo Petrini, international president / founder, Slow Food (Italy) - Carlo is from the the Italian region of Bra and developed the Slow Food organization in the 1980s after taking part in a campaign againt fast-food giant McDonald's who was at the time opening a restaurant in Rome.
Diane Bernard (The Seaweed Lady) in front of the Sooke Harbour House.
The edible gardens at the Sooke Harbour House.
Winter herbs and greens at Sooke Harbour House.
Sinclair Philip (left) with Italian chef Peppe Zullo and Sooke Harbour House executive chef Sam Benedetto.
Sooke Harbour House head gardener Byron Cook.
Barefoot Farm's Amy Rubidge. Amy supplies the Sooke Harbour House with eggs.
Musical Selection (name/title/album/label)
Theme/Soundclips - Adham Shaikh, Infusion, Fusion, Sonic Turtle (CDN)
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