Planet Terroir

The wine-born concept of terroir and the protection of small-scale farming create a new paradigm for agriculture

Written by: Frenchy Cannoli

  Terroir: The combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives wine grapes their distinctive character. —Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary The word “terroir” is so French that it cannot be perfectly translated; it represents respect and love for the land and its diversity, which is exemplified in the culture of food and wine. The word […]


Duskie Estes and one of the pigs she breeds at her microfarm in Sebastopol California

Pig Love: In Pork We Trust

Chefs Duskie Estes and John Stewart create porcine magic in Northern California

Written by: Christopher Sawyer

When guests dining at ZaZu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol, California, take a bite of the signature dish called the Whole Pig, they immediately receive a burst of flavor which covers every part of the mouth. But to say the dish is delicious is an understatement. For beyond the meaty taste of pork, each bite […]