Monday, October 27, 2008

The Perfect Cappuccino To Be Shown At Dallas Video Fest

The Perfect Cappuccino , directed by Slow Food member Amy Ferraris, will be shown at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Angelika Film Center at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. It was screened last month during the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton, so if you missed it, now's your chance to see what has been described as the story of "one woman's obsession with a beverage."

The 90 minute video is "a personally narrated journey that traces the origins and current social meaning of one beverage-the cappuccino. Along the way it confronts a series of larger questions: Why is the Starbucks chain-store model a uniquely American approach to coffee? Is there something in our character, as Americans, that pushes us toward expansion and mass standardization? Is this human nature? Is it American nature? Are we a culture that values business enterprise? Or a culture that is ruled by it? Blending the voices of baristas, cultural critics, business leaders and coffee geeks everywhere, this film will use the cappuccino as a means to chart the strange intersections of individualism and mass culture that make up the contemporary American character."

Ferraris is a graduate of UCLA's MFA film program, where she received awards from AMPAS, the Women in Film Foundation, Edie and Lew Wasserman, the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and the MPAA.

Tickets are at the door or at

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Entire Sunday Time’s Magazine was devoted to Food.

Articles are still online:

Good article by Michael Pollan.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Local Wines are Here

Wine meets the "Eat Local" movement on the recently launched drinklocalwine website. Local wine writer, Jeff Siegel, co-founded the wine Internet writers project:
"to highlight the growth of local wines throughout the United States and Canada. During "Regional Wine Week" - the week of October 6 - writers in various newspapers, Internet publications and blogs around the United States and Canada will be featuring some of their local gems. You can find links to their writings on

Local wines - broadly defined as any wines not from the West Coast ..."

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rehoboth Ranch In the News

Robert Hutchins from Rehoboth Ranch sent along links to four recent samples of media coverage featuring Rehoboth and the wisdom of eating green--three of them from the Dallas Observer and one from Channel 33.
Looks like the word is getting out.

They are worth checking out.

From the Observer:
Texas Meats is named Best Grass Fed Beef
FOOD: Everything Old is New Again
Un-Super Size Me: One Week of Eating Local (One man’s attempt at slow food living in the Dallas metroplex)

From Channel 33
Greenville's Rehoboth Ranch's Natural Meat