Writer, cooking teacher, television host, and author of an award-winning book, Amelia Saltsman is passionate about getting everyone into the kitchen.
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Events

Tour the Santa Monica Farmers' Market with Amelia Santa Monica Farmers' Market Tour Santa Monica, CA
June 11, 2014
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Farmers' Market Tour
Cooking Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta Cooking Class and Retreat Tecate, Mexico
September 6 - 12, 2014
Rancho La Puerta

Three Cooks, Three Farmers, A Lot of Good Food

I don’t often use this space to talk about upcoming events, but this is one where the message and the moment are perfectly linked. On Wednesday, farmer Barbara Spencer and I will cook a simple three-dish meal entirely from Windrose Farm ingredients. In 30 minutes (more or less, because we’ll be chatting with you as we work). Right in the middle of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. And, it’s free. (You can tune in to KCRW’s Good Food Market Report to preview one of the dishes we’ll be preparing.) Here’s the lineup:

Ours is one of three cooking demos to kick off the Good Food Festival & Conference 2012 and Localicious. Joining Barbara and me are Nyesha Arrington (Top …

The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market at 30—Then and Now

Santa Monica Farmers Market 1981How long is 30 years? Take a look at this 1981 photo of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. It’s hard to remember that this industry leader drawing 20,000 shoppers a week once consisted of some cardboard boxes on a few tables. Next week, in conjunction with FamilyFarmed.org, the market celebrates 30 remarkable years with a multi-day Good Food Festival & Conference that explores every facet of food from policy to pleasure.

What does 30 years produce? A giant, ongoing incubator. Decades of weekly face time for farmers, cooks, writers, and market management to learn from one another in ways no class, conference, or books could teach. Continue reading The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market at 30—Then and Now