Anya Fernald is a superstar of California agriculture, and a beloved Jack London neighbor. She’s the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo Meat Co., a leader in the movement to produce sustainable meat at larger scale. Belcampo’s innovative, Animal Welfare Approved and USDA-certified program encompasses farm, butchery, shops, and restaurants.
Belcampo has been headquartered in Jack London since 2011 and will open a restaurant right here on 3rd Street in late 2016/early 2017. (We can’t wait!) Anya’s a champion of sustainable and local food in other ways too--she helped launch Slow Food Nation, founded Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, and has been a regular judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef.
Anya’s also a great cook! Somehow she found the time to write a terrific cookbook called Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook. It’s just been published by Ten Speed Press, and we’re delighted to host Anya for a book signing on Wednesday May 18 at Oakland Crush, from 5-7pm.
On Wednesday evenings we also hold our thematic wine tastings. For this special event with Anya, we’ll be pouring a flight of 3 wines that are great matches for cured meats, and featuring a selection of Belcampo’s outstanding charcuterie.
Copies of Home Cooked will be available for purchase, and Anya will be signing them!
Flight of 3 wines, including Belcampo charcuterie, $15
No reservations needed.
“If there is one book you buy this year, let it be Home Cooked. It will rejuvenate your passion for cooking. This book is a simple reminder of the excitement and poetic deliciousness of handmade food, both emotionally and physically.” --Mario Batali