Gene Baur at the Pacific School of Religion on Thursday!  »

Gene Baur, you know, the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, will give a presentation at the Pacific School of Religion this Thursday, Nov. 18 called “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food”! The talk will be based on his bestselling book of the same name, so you know what you’re getting. If you don’t, you can buy a copy at the event, and all the proceeds will go to Farm Sanctuary.

Gene’s talk will be held at PSR’s Badè Museum, at 1798 Scenic Ave. in Berkeley. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., and Gene will speak at 6:30; the event should last until 8. It’s free! thanks to the sponsorship of PSR’s Theological Roundtable on Ecological Ethics and Spirituality and the Farm Animal Protection Project.

Basically, East Bay-ers, if you have the time to get over to this talk on Thursday, you should. Obviously San Franciscans, too, but it is a little early for 9-to-6ers. The point is, it’s Gene Baur! He co-founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986! Before some of you little babies were even born! Here we are stomping around feeling like the Best Vegans Ever, with our Groundbreaking Actions and Special Snowflake Ideas, and Gene Baur was rescuing farm animals before we’d ever seen a cow. Go listen to him talk about his experience; it can help you be a better activist. Remember, activism? The less delicious part of veganism? Learn from a master! It’s one of the privileges of not actually being the groundbreakers.

Oh and! Contact Eileen M. Harrington with any questions.


Hunting produce with flash, eating street food with a ‘stache, making Cuban yucca mash: awful rhymes AND MORE in this Friday’s link-o-rama!  »

TONIGHT, Friday Aug. 7 at 7:30, the Street Cart people are having another get-together, this one mustache-themed. I don’t know, to me a lone mustache is either a sign of being a dad (good), or having a lot invested in your ability to grow facial hair (bad/creepy). You can check I Love Street Food’s twitter for the location. Also, 7x7 magazine wrote a little guide matching bars with the nearest available food carts, maybe you want to check it out?

Epicurious created an “interactive [read: all-flash] map" that allows you to look up the current fresh produce "in your area [read: state], plus find ingredient descriptions, shopping guides, recipes, and tips." Of course, when I clicked on one of California’s August-ripe items, figs, none of the recipes was vegan and maybe three were even vegetarian, so perhaps that section isn’t as useful. The guide to determining a fig’s ripeness and quality was helpful, though.

Get ready to get crazy because there is something happening in Petaluma. Yes! On Sunday, Aug. 16th at 7 p.m., the Aqus Cafe will show the 2008 documentary Processed People as part of the Petaluma Film Series. The film runs 40 minutes, and concerns the extreme costs attributed to consuming “fast food, fast medicine, [and] fast news.” The Farm Animal Protection Project will sponsor this screening.

Laura had the good pleasure of meeting and eating the cupcakes of (NOT LIKE THAT PERV) the delightful Tessa Strauss of That’s One Tough Cookie at the delightful VegNews office. Please check out her blog and marvel in the beauty of her creations and let her know that you would jump at the chance to buy some for weddings and funerals and stuff. They taste AS GOOD if not BETTER than they look. Also, CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES WHAT BRING IT. Anyway, awesome. I’m not sure if I’m even able to communicate in English anymore.

The adorable Megan of The (adorable) Sisters Vegan is testing out recipes for Terry Hope Romero’s new cookbook Vegan Latina (Amazon calls the title Latin Vegan, not sure what’s up with that), and her tester photos are driving us FUCKING CRAZY with anticipation.

Are you going to SF Chefs. Food. Wine.? Don’t forget your Vegansaurus event guide! Here’s an interview with Jamie Lauren about making a hot dog. Huh.

Surprise, surprise: Epicurious previewed a new cooking game for the Wii, and the participants got to make steak! And hamburgers! There’s nothing in the article that explains what would happen if you fed the game’s judges undercooked meat—but as it’s sponsored by the Food Network, the answer is probably not “cause them to die of e. coli poisoning.”

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