The Eat Real Festival returns bigger and better than ever, combining a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food.
Admission is 100% free.For three straight days, Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 20, Oakland’s Jack London Square will transform into an epic playground of delicious eats and drinks—all things tasty, fresh and homemade with a focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients. No dish costs more than $8. The eating and drinking options are seemingly endless.
There will be many special events including panels and tastings.
One featured panel is The Wonders of Legumes!
Moderator: Liz Carlisle, Berkeley Food Institute, Author of Lentil Underground (see excerpt from her book here on EatDrinkFilms.)
- Minh Tsai, Hodo Soy Beanery (see EatDrinkFilms featured recipes here)
- David Oien,Timeless Food (see EatDrinkFilms featured recipes here)
- Steve Sando, Rancho Gordo
- Lawrence Kushi, Kaiser Permanente
Discover the protein-rich plants that are just as healthy for you as they are for the soil and the planet. This interactive panel will offer heirloom and artisanal legume treats, from beans to lentils to tofu, and discuss the role of legumes in a sustainable food system. Learn the secret of how these plants make their own fertilizer – and why this may be the single most effective way to lower the carbon footprint of the average American diet. Find out which legume has more antioxidants than blueberries – and how easy it is to add it to your culinary repertoire.
At the Eat Real Festival, Jack London Square, Oakland; Mainstage
Sunday, September 20, 11:30am-12:30pm
Eat Real is the premier educational program of the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit organization focused on creating and making viable small to medium-scale, handmade, artisan food companies in the United States. Eat Real’s mission is to help revitalize regional food systems, build public awareness of and respect for the craft of making good food and to encourage the growth of American food entrepreneurs.