March 17th is just around the corner, but before you break out the green food dye there's much more to Irish cuisine than corned beef and cabbage. This month on All the Swirl, Hillary Lyons explores the rich history and modern renaissance of Irish cuisine.
As we dive into the New Year, the Charles Communications team recommits ourselves to sustainability. It is thanks to the many eco-conscious producers and green businesses here in San Francisco that we are fortunate enough to eat in good conscience and do our part to save the earth. This week on All the Swirl, CCA intern Jules Lydon profiles the sustainable “wine pub” in our own Bay Area backyard: Jamber.
In his controversial article, The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race, Jared Diamond contends that agriculture has set humanity on a doomed path, blaming the invention of farming for the advent of social inequality, disease, despotism, and not least of all, the destruction of our planet. With the profusion of stories about food monopolies, contamination, GMO debates, and Monsanto’s evils in recent years, you might be tempted to agree. But can agriculture ever be inherently good? Not just an improvement upon the industrial model that has done so much damage, but an actual solution? Increasingly, agriculturalists, academics, and experts have hope that it can.
This week on All the Swirl Hillary Lyons interviews Ayele Solomon, honey winemaker at The Honey Wine Company based in San Francisco and conservationist with Wildlife Works Carbon on how he has tied t’ej, Ethiopia’s honey wine, cultural preservation, economic empowerment, environmental sustainability.
This week on All the Swirl, Hillary Lyons interviews Rodrigo Soto, Chilean winemaker and trailblazer in sustainable winemaking in the Southern Hemisphere. As summer comes to a close, bringing high temperatures and more early harvests, Rodrigo Soto reflects on Chile's distinct terroirs, his winemaking philosophy, and the impacts of climate change on the world of wine.