Only NINE days to go to the advent of one of most happening VegFests in the country!!! The Richmond Vegetarian Festival hosted over 12,000 visitors last year and this year promises to be even better. Located on the verdant grounds of Bryan Park in Richmond, Virginia, in the Azalea Gardens, even the parking lot is shady and gorgeous! The June 21st festival will begin at 12 noon and last until 6 pm. A rain date is set for July 5th, same time same place, should the event have to be cancelled due to inclement weather. The festival’s Master of Ceremonies will be Richmond’s favorite meteorologist, Mike Goldberg, who is also an animal lover and music enthusiast.
Posted by Danielle Bussone on Jun 11, 2014 in Vegan Food Quest: Veggin' Out and About Southeast Asia! | 3 comments
MELAKA — A FOODIE DESTINATION IN MALAYSIA!
by Caryl Eyers
As we landed back in Kuala Lumpur after our stay in Bali I was already missing the Balinese food. Our last visit through Malaysia meant we got to try some great new vegan food and revisit some old favorites. I was hoping this visit would be just the same.
After a few days, we boarded the bus and headed south for a couple of hours to Melaka, another of Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. Much like Georgetown in Penang, who got their UNESCO listing on the same day, Melaka is a great foodie destination in Malaysia with the mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese heritage producing some of the best food you can find in the whole country.
Don’t let either the name or the location fool you; this South Florida suburban strip mall dining establishment is far from your average neighborhood fare. When I say far, I mean Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar (FB) takes your palate on a journey to remote destinations along the Mediterranean, brimming with exotic herbs, spices, flavors and textures. FB is conveniently located in Coral Springs, FLorida, just off the Sawgrass Expressway (869), at 5677 Coral Ridge Dr., in the Heron Lakes Plaza. Hungry patrons come from near and far to immerse themselves in this sophisticated, multi-sensory atmosphere created by chef/owner and culinary genius, Ilan Cohen. But be forewarned, once you sample his fare, you will undoubtedly become addicted!
It’s no secret that Southern California is a mecca for healthy living including a wide variety of healthy eating options. With sun year round, the locals can enjoy outdoor activities and fitness, and fuel that lifestyle with access to fresh local food. Got special dietary requirements or allergies?
Calling all supporters of the local, sustainable, organic food movement! Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) will be hosting its annual High Country Farm Tour this summer.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Suzanne Fleishman, Program Coordinator at (BRWIA). On June 28 and 29, BRWIA will be hosting the High Country Farm Tour for its eighth year. The farm tour itself will encompass 20 farms in Ashe and Watauga Counties, surrounding the towns of Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, and West Jefferson. Program Coordinator Fleishman describes it as “a wonderful event to connect the people who eat the food in our community and the people who grow it.”