Hyatt Hotels Announces 3-Course Organic Children’s Menu Developed by Alice Waters

Written by Max Goldberg on August 10, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Picture courtesy of Chez Panisse

I am now officially a huge Hyatt Hotels fan.

The hotel chain has just announced that it will offer a three-course organic meal for children developed by organic food icon Alice Waters.

Hyatt worked with Alice Waters, known for her culinary philosophy that maintains cooking should be based on the finest, freshest, seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally, to develop a full organic meal offering including a salad, chicken entrée and a dessert. Read More »

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Embarking on a 42-Day Journey with The Abounding River

Written by Max Goldberg on March 25, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

The other day I wrote a review of the fantastic movie MAY I BE FRANK.

This film documents Frank Ferrante, a gregarious 290-pound Brooklyn man, and his 42-day journey of organic food, gratitude and holistic healing. Needless to say, he undergoes an incredible life transformation. (If you haven’t seen MAY I BE FRANK, I strongly suggest it.)

In the movie, he is instructed by his coaches to use a workbook called The Abounding River written by Matthew and Terces Engelhart. The Engelharts are the amazing founders of Café Gratitude, the most unique organic restaurant in the country, which also serves as the backdrop for the film.

The essence of Café Gratitude is all about living in abundance. And that is exactly what this workbook is about – a practice of being in abundance. Read More »

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Lydia’s Kitchen in Fairfax, California is a Truly Outstanding Organic Restaurant

Written by Max Goldberg on March 5, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Located about 45 minutes outside of San Francisco in the small town of Fairfax is an organic restaurant called Lydia’s Kitchen.

I had eaten at Lydia’s Kitchen several years ago but after a recent renovation and an upgraded menu, my lunch on Saturday blew me away. Here is what I had:

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Dinner at The Plant Cafe Organic in San Francisco

Written by Max Goldberg on March 4, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

On Friday I flew out to California in order to attend the biggest organic trade show of the year, Natural Products Expo West, which begins this week.

My trip started in San Francisco, and soon after arriving I went to dinner at a great organic restaurant called The Plant Cafe Organic. Here’s what my friend and I had.

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