Feb 2

Going CLEAN in California

When I was young(er), dining out vegetarian was a huge effort.

First there was the restaurant search – without the internet or apps like Urbanspoon or VegOut (yes, there WAS a time without apps!). Then you had to make your way without GPS, and always to a remote location. Entering the “restaurant” (I use that term loosely) you’d likely find old dilapidated wooden floors and tables, a waitstaff of one (who was likely also the chef) and a basic menu of not much more than brown rice and stir fry.

It’s no wonder I’ll never forget my first visit to Greens (Fort Mason, San Francisco) in the early 80’s. The beautiful view of the marina, the spectacular wood interior, wall-to-wall with customers, and vegetarian delights the likes of which I could never have imagined!

Deborah Madison and Annie Sommerville of Greens were pioneers in this movement and were among the very first to inspire my clean food journey. And now I’m headed back to San Francisco to provide the tools and the inspiration to help others eat clean and live well. There’s no doubt I’ll be returning to Greens, but I’ll also be supporting two other great local resources in the clean movement – CUESA (Center for Urban Education for Sustainable Agriculture) and The Ceres Community Project.

On Saturday, February 5 at 11:00 am, join me in San Francisco at the CUESA Farmer’s Market at Ferry Plaza for a CLEAN START cooking demo and book-signing.

I’m then off to Santa Rosa for a program sponsored by The Ceres Community Project. On Tuesday, Februrary 8, at 5:30 pm, I will be speaking on the subject of Clean Food For Sustainable Good Health. and the evening will include a cooking demo and book signing.

Check out these organizations’ websites or or my calendar for more details. I hope you can join me for one of these events!

Eating Clean and Living Well… in California!



  1. Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Can you please make your subscription for your blog email friendly such as feed burner. I would love to receive your posts in my inbox as you post. Thanks

  2. Posted February 5, 2011 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the suggestion, Eileen. Working on it!

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