Paris 1967

Paris 1967

FOOD: How it shapes our cities. 

Culture & Urban DEVELOPMENT

Graham Calabria explores the history of urban development in some of the worlds most iconic cities: London, Paris, and Amsterdam. The reasoning behind garden design and rural road structures and how those same structures transform into cities. Patterns inherent in our daily life that we rarely notice.

Talk administered by Chef Graham Calabria. To host Graham at an event please contact us 2 months in advance at info@kickass.catering 

 
 photo by Sky Range Ranch

photo by Sky Range Ranch

Dairy: Type I or Type II?

progression of industrial agriculture 

Todd Ritter delves into the mysteries of today's dairy industry & why it is so valuable to have a type II cow for dairy products. This entertaining talk explores the folklore surrounding cheese and how to make your own sour cream from cultures like ours. He also covers yogurts bacteria, heavy cream, and why raw unpasteurized milk is much better for the body. 

Talk administered by Chef Todd Ritter. To host Todd at an event, please reach out to us 2 months in advance at info@kickass.catering

 

 
 Colatura di Alici

Colatura di Alici

Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation

What probiotics can do for you

Graham covers the expansive topic of how high levels of good bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract can actually make you happier. Serotonin is considered to be one of the chemicals in your brain that helps dopamine levels or happiness and limits cortisol (bad stress). He discusses what impact the art of fermentation has had on the culinary arts traditionally and now in our modern society. Graham also mentions some of the non-food applications of fermentation such as, bio-remediation and energy production. 

Talk administered by Chef Graham Calabria. To host Graham at an event please contact us 2 months in advance at info@kickass.catering

 
 The Vinegar Tasters

The Vinegar Tasters

Acetic Acid a.k.a. Vinegar

Folklore and how to make it

In this lecture Graham discusses some of the popular folklore behind vinegar like the tale of the Four Thieves Vinegar and its role during the Bubonic Plague.  He touches on religion and how it plays out in the story of the of the Three Vinegar Tasters. Graham then describes how you can make your own mother for producing your own vinegar. Best sourcing for cultures, and how we make ours at Kickass Catering. 

Talk administered by Chef Graham Calabria. To host Graham at an event please contact us 2 months in advance at info@kickass.catering