Where does flavor start?

Working with grass-based dairy and meat products has made me rethink and take a closer look at flavors and how or why certain foods combine well with other foods or ingredients. When looking at these combinations of tastes, there is a blurring of culinary arts, nutrition, and food science. From my experience, grass-based diary products certainly have more flavor. It is almost a multiplier effect, in that 1+1 =3. Grass-based butter has more flavor and color and amplifies the flavors and colors of dishes prepared with it. We are told food should be cheap, but what about taste? We are told food should be cheap; my answer is to try growing it! The more I learn about nutrition and taste. I see that it starts in the ground and helps explain why certain foods and flavors go well together.

This ground-breaking initiative from The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health works to realize a long-term, practical vision integrating optimal nutrition and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility concerns within the foodservice industry and the culinary profession.

Get On Your Knees (and Bring Gastronomy with You) | Christian Puglisi | 10:30 min.

Chef Jonathan Tam at Real in Copenhagen (12 min)

The Flavors of Plant Life – Harold McGee (23 min)

The Blending of Food and Science -Harold McGee and Harvard University

Aeppel Treow (2)
Field trip to Brightonwood orchard and Aeppeltreow Winery and Distillery

Culinary Arts Promoting Locally Grown Food

Agroecology Food System – 10 elements

Chef’s Collaborative – View Website

Food Print- View Website

Local Food Event Planning Guide – View Guide



Promoting Healthy Eating with Flavor

Lacto-fermented slaw

        Health-Promoting Phytonutrients Are Higher in Grass-Fed Meat and Milk  – Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Eat Wild – View Website

        Fifty Foods for the future – Future 50

        Kaiser Permanente Food For Health – Healthy Eating & Recipes – View Website

Weston Price – View Website


Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

Seasonal soups

GrassWorks – View Website

Sustainable Agriculture – View Website

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education SAREView Website

Understanding Forage Quality – UW Extension