Central Coast Foodie interviews
Wild Fields Brewhouse: Brews “Crafted for A Town” and Beer Lovers Everywhere

Wild Fields Brewhouse: Brews “Crafted for A Town” and Beer Lovers Everywhere

May 31, 2020

Meet Ryan and Jacque Fields, the biggest (and youngest) beer nerds we’ve ever met. Listen to our interview and join us for a virtual craft beer tasting with the Wild Fields Brewhouse co-founders, marriage partners, and all around beer enthusiasts. We met at their Atascadero location in mid-May, five months after they opened their American-style family-friendly brewhouse and all around good time. During the tasting portion of this interview, which begins around 11 minutes in, geek out with these beer experts while we taste a representative collection of brews from their extensive list. So good!

Interview with the fruit lover and world traveler behind DavesTravelCorner.com

Interview with the fruit lover and world traveler behind DavesTravelCorner.com

April 29, 2018

Learn about how to do world travel right from David Thompson, the writer and globe-trotter behind DavesTravelCorner.com, one of the oldest travel guide and journal sites on the internet. He caught the travel bug while on an intense trip to Nepal during his years at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo.

This interview originally appeared on Issues & Ideas on KCBX public radio.

Interview with Alan Lovewell of Real Good Fish, a Community Supported Fishery

Interview with Alan Lovewell of Real Good Fish, a Community Supported Fishery

March 18, 2016

In January 2016, we met in Moss Landing, California, with Alan Lovewell of Real Good Fish. This community supported fishery or CSF is like "a fish of the week club," says Alan, the co-founder and CEO of this foodie business venture that helps connect its members to lesser-known but delicious west coast local species and the hard working fishermen who land them. We discussed the kind of seafood we should be eating, what species we should avoid, and how to support working harbors from the pressures of gentrification. We conducted the interview on the beach just a few hundred meters from the biologically rich Monterey Submarine Canyon near their offices in Moss Landing.

Interview with Jeffrey Smith on Health Hazards of Glyphosate: A Foodie’s Guide to Avoiding GMO$ [#2]

Interview with Jeffrey Smith on Health Hazards of Glyphosate: A Foodie’s Guide to Avoiding GMO$ [#2]

March 17, 2016

Wondering about health issues related to GMO$? Filmmaker and author Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology gives us the health hazards of GMO$ rundown in 12 quick minutes. Not sure about whether you should pay attention to the current debate about the safety of GMO$ during our collective Congressional and national debate about HR1599—The DARK Act for Deny Americans the Right to Know? In 12 minutes or less, Jeffrey Smith will get you to care about avoiding GMO$ in your food & drink choices. This interview was recorded at The National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California on September 9, 2015.

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Interview with Steve Druker—A Foodie’s Guide to Avoiding GMO$ [#1]

Interview with Steve Druker—A Foodie’s Guide to Avoiding GMO$ [#1]

March 17, 2016

While at the National Heirloom Exposition in September 2015, we scored a major interview with Steven M. Druker, author of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public (2015), about the need to eradicate GMO$. Biodynamic farmer and fellow GMO$ skeptic Ralph Johnson and I met with Steve at the Heirloom Expo on September 9 in Santa Rosa, California. 


Everyone should set aside 30 minutes to listen to this interview and ask more questions about GMO$. This interview originally aired on "X Marks the Spot with Central Coast Foodie" on Friday September 11, 2015 via EsteroBayRadio.org


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Interview with Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia Institute

Interview with Mark Kastel of The Cornucopia Institute

March 15, 2016

In March 2016, we connected with Mark Kastel of Wisconsin's Cornucopia Institute in Ojai, California. He was at Farmer and the Cook cafe & organic market to present a talk on Protecting the Integrity of Organic Farming and lead a discussion with the assembled audience of activist foodies.

Ecosystems Living with Colum Riley of Malibu Compost [#67]

Ecosystems Living with Colum Riley of Malibu Compost [#67]

October 27, 2015

Biodynamic Gardening Report 67—October 27-November 10, 2015

Full Interview with Winemaker Mike Sinor, Sinor-LaVallee Wine Company

Full Interview with Winemaker Mike Sinor, Sinor-LaVallee Wine Company

August 5, 2015

San Luis Obispo County winemaker Mike Sinor met with our Biodynamic Gardening Report team for a 20+ minute interview about this Pinot Noir fanatic's take on biodynamic agriculture from the vineyard to the cellar. Involved with a number of wine projects including Ancient Peaks in Santa Margarita and his own Avila Beach label of Sinor-LaVallee, Mike is a super nice & interesting person. Thanks for the interview!