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The Noble South - Chef Chris Rainosek of Mobile, Alabama(2014-10-06) posted Mon Oct 6 13:10:08 2014

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Chef Rainosek - at 15:36 minutes host Robin Carpenter interviews Chef and Restaurateur Chris Rainosek, Executive Chef and Co-owner of the recently opened "The Noble South" in Mobile, Alabama and Executive Chef of the "Wash House" in Point Clear, Alabama. On her recent culinary journey back to her homeland of the Gulf Coast, this was one of the highlights of her trip.

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Thanks to Mobile Bay Magazine for the photo of Chris!

DBOC Breaking News - at 2:35 minutes interview with Peter Prows, attorney for the Drake's Bay Oyster Company, discussing the settlement with the National Park Service announced on October 6th to close the farm by December 30, 2014.


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Thistle Meats & Kent Schoberle(2014-09-29) posted Mon Sep 29 13:10:04 2014

A repeat show with Thistle Meat's Head Butcher Kent Schoberle who shares all of the details on the hottest spot for great Carnivore Karma in Petaluma. Local, exclusively grassfed beef, happy foraging pigs, bouncy goats and luscious lamb are butchered whole at Thistle Meats using European style seam butchery. They also offer hand made charcuterie, pates, salumi,  terrines and other cured meats as well as local produce, cheese, eggs, broths, soups and a sandwich of the day. More information can be found at

Thank you for the fabulous photo of Kent goes to Karen Pavone author of the fascinating blog Farminista's Feast.

Read her story about Thistle Meats



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Tomales Bay Watershed Council (2014-09-15) posted Mon Sep 15 13:10:04 2014

Neysa King, Director and Coordinator for the Tomales Bay Watershed Council talks about the work they are doing currently and their need for more community envolvement at this critical time in their history.The primary purpose of The Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation is to fund collaborative watershed stewardship efforts to protect, evaluate and enhance the Tomales Bay ecosystem and watershed.

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Cal Prop 2 Cage Cage Free Impacts (2014-09-08) posted Mon Sep 8 13:10:08 2014

Show starts at 4:02 minutes in.

Guests Paul Shapiro,Vice President of Farm Animal Protection of The HSUS (Humane Society of the US) and Nicolette Hahn Niman, rancher, environmental attorney and author of Righteous Porkchop and Defending Beef discuss the implications of California Proposition 2 "Standards for Confining Farm Animals" going into effect on January 1, 2015. The strongest impact is on egg production in California and the fact that an additional law was passed preventing any eggs from other state's not produced to these standards cannot be sold in California. Once again, California leading the way in creating a more humane and environmentally sustainable system of food production in the US.


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Winemaker Jim Olsen (2014-09-01) posted Mon Sep 1 13:10:07 2014

Inverness winemaker Jim Olsen shares with us his many decades of winemaking experience and the BIG news about Manton Valley (near Mt. Lassen) becoming an AVA (American Viticulture Area) and a bottle of his beautiful new 2013 Chardonnay he has produced from 100% Manton Valley Chard. Jim's years of experience tinkering with Chardonnay in big wineries like La Crema bring a balance and elegance to Chardonnay that is a welcome evolution. You probably never heard of Manton Valley because the US government only JUST recognized it as one of America's great viticulture areas and Jim shares some of the magic of this new AVA and winemaking in general.

Jim also shares with us the innovative winemaker's dream come true - Naked Wines. The online wine retailer founded by former Virgin Group Ltd. executive Rowan Gormley approached Jim who is one of the first winemakers to join this group. This new model of doing business is revolutionizing winemaking!  


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Nicolette Hahn Niman on Rancho Charges (2014-08-25) posted Mon Aug 25 13:10:04 2014

Watershed fundraising campaign up until 11:06 

Nicolette Hahn Niman joins us at 11:06 into the show to discuss the recent criminal charges in the Rancho Feeding Corporation's beef recall and the implications and impacts for BN Ranch and others.


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Locavore Editor Mary Olsen (2014-08-18) posted Mon Aug 18 13:10:03 2014

Mary Olsen is the Locavore Editor for the West Marin Citizen and she coordinates the weekly Chef's booth at the Point Reyes Farmers Market. Chef's tips, Farmers Market update, lunch with MFK Fisher and her crush on Ruth Reichl's husband are highlighted in Mary's delightful stories.


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