Dirt to Dining

Chef Jesse Ziff Cool of CoolEatz Restaurants hosted the first annual organic food and wine tasting event benefitting Eco-Farm on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at her Palo Alto home. We were able to tour Jesse’s organic kitchen garden; sample beautiful food prepared by her staff, paired with a wonderful selection of wines — served by their actual organic farmers and winemakers; and attend educational workshops on Organic Growing, Biointensive Growing, Non-toxic Pest Control, Green Remodeling, and why local, sustainable organic food plays such a big role in Jesse’s life. The lovely weather and delightful jazz band were the icing on the cake of a perfect late spring afternoon.
Completely inspired, we went home we broke out our favorite Jesse Cool cookbook, Your Organic Kitchen. This book is a treasure for the photographs alone. Since we already had lamb in the fridge, we made the Saffron Couscous as a side — a fantastic alternative to rice or potatoes.

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