We have our winners!
Congratulations to the following winners of our #CultivateLearning Instagram contest:
- Diana S.
- Karen A.
- Nichole M.
- Tramy V.
All winners have been contacted and confirmed.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
We have our winners!
Congratulations to the following winners of our #CultivateLearning Instagram contest:
All winners have been contacted and confirmed.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Chef: Minh Tsai
Traditional Savory Soy Milk
1 cup soy milk (hot)
1 teaspoon dark vinegar
1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
1 pinch of chopped scallion
2 oz chopped fried Chinese fried dough
1 teaspoon - pickled raddish
1 teaspoon fish-flakes (optional for vegetarians)
Heat soy milk to simmer.
Pour soy milk into bowl. Then add vinegar first, follow by soy sauce. Stir to mix the vinegar and soy sauce evenly with soy milk. Add fried dough, pickled radish, fish-flakes, and garnish with chopped scallion.
Chef: Amanda Freitag
Empire Diner Patty Melt with Heirloom Tomatoes & Avocado Salad & Green Tabasco Lime Vinaigrette
5 ounce burger patty
¼ cup caramelized onions
2 slices swiss cheese
1 slice cheddar cheese
2 slice seedless rye bread
2 ounces unsalted butter
1 small heirloom tomato, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves
1 tsp green tabasco
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon extra olive oil
Salt to season
3 leaves of bibb lettuce
Begin by seasoning and searing off the 5 ounce burger patty in a hot sauté pan to medium rare. Assemble the sandwich with Swiss cheese slices and cheddar slices on one side of the bread and the caramelized onions and beef patty on the other. Heat a skillet to medium and melt the butter into the pan. Add in the sandwich and press with a steak weight of another pan to press all the ingredients together. Flip the sandwich and repeat until golden brown and the cheeses are melting. Cut in half and serve with salad.
In a medium sized bowl place tomatoes, avocado and cilantro and season with salt. In a separate bowl, combine the green tabasco, lime juice and olive oil. Pour the vinaigrette over the tomato mix and season to taste. Add more green tabasco for more spice if desired. Serve alongside the Patty Melt.
Chefs: Nick Balla and Cortney Burns
One 8lb/ 5.4 kg rooster, plucked, gutted, and aged 1 to 5 days (or substitute 4lb/1.8kg -6lb/2.7kg chickens)
4 slices burnt country bread
4.5 qt onion brine (puree 2 onions with 4qt water add 1 cup kosher salt)
8 oz/225 g slab bacon, cut into 1/4-in/6-mm dice
4 large sweet white onions, quartered
3 green bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1/2-in/12-mm
3 red paprika peppers, stemmed and cut into 1/2-in/12-mm
6 red serrano chiles, stemmed and chopped
20 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tbsp sweet paprika
10 burnt árbol chiles
1 gal/3.8 L chicken broth
One 750-ml bottle dry red wine
6 fresh tomatoes, cored and halved
12 dried tomatoes, quartered
12 dried zucchini, quartered
2 tbsp kosher salt
Leaves from 1/2 bunch fresh marjoram
Overgrown garden pickles to accompany
Put the rooster in a large stockpot, add half of the brine, cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours. Drain, discard the brine, and pat the bird dry.
Rig a 3-gal/12-L kettle over hot embers (or on a stove top). If cooking over the embers, the intensity of the heat should be equivalent to a stove-top burner turned on to medium-high heat. When a drop of water flicked on the surface of the kettle sizzles on contact, add the bacon and stir until much of the fat has rendered and the bacon is beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a small bowl. Add the rooster to the bacon fat and baste until the skin starts to render, about 2 minutes. Add the onions, bell peppers, paprika peppers, serrano chiles, and garlic and stir until the vegetables begin to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the sweet paprika and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the árbol chiles, burnt bread powder, wine, broth, fresh and dried tomatoes, zucchini, and salt. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook until the bird is cooked through and just tender, about 1 hour for 4 to 6 lb chickens, 2 hours for an 8 lb rooster.
To serve, carve the bird and assemble in a large serving bowl or on a large, deep serving platter. Ladle the broth over the top. Top with the fresh marjoram leaves. Serve immediately with the pickles on the side and fresh bread. Any leftover soup can be stored in a covered container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Chefs: Sarah and Evan Rich
Wild King Salmon with Sourdough and Pickled Beets
4 large beets
1 cup champagne vinegar
1 Tbsp smoked oil
1qt diced day old bread
1 small yellow onion, sliced
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup water
The Bread Tuille:
1 cup fine breadcrumbs
1/2 cup fine ground isomalt
1 tsp salt
4ea 6oz filets wild salmon, skin on
1 Tbsp pure olive oil
1 Tbsp minced shallots
1 Tbsp sliced chives
3 Tbsp butter
Rinse the beets very well. Roast two of the beets in a 350° oven, seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil until tender. Set aside to cool then slice into 1 inch thick coins. Cut the remaining two raw beets into a very small dice and put into a medium sized bowl. Heat the vinegar, sugar, and salt until the salt and sugar are just dissolved. Do not boil. Pour the warm liquid over the beets and let sit for at least one hour to pickle them. This can be done the day ahead.
In a warm pan, melt the butter and sauté the onion slowly, cooking until soft but getting no color. Add the water and bread and cook until everything is soft. Blend everything together until it is very smooth. Season the purée with salt.
The Bread Tuille:
Mix together well all of the ingredients. Dust a thin layer of the powder mix onto a sheet try lined with a silpat and bake in a 375° oven for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, then break into organically shaped large pieces.
Season salmon filets with salt. Over med-high heat in a cast iron pan, roast the salmon skin side down in pure olive oil. Once the skin has begun to caramelize, put the pan into a 350° oven and cook the fish to medium. Remove the fish from the oven and begin the plating.
Strain the pickled beets. Toss the pickling liquid and gently warm the beets with the remaining ingredients. Do not cook, just warm through.
How to Plate:
While the fish is cooking, season the sliced, roasted beets with smoked oil, salt, sugar, and champagne vinegar. On a warm plate, place one large tablespoon of warm sourdough purée. Using the back of a spoon, spread out the purée to make a large circle. Place one seasoned sliced beet on top of the purée, then place the salmon on top of the beet. Top each salmon with 1 large spoonful of the beet sauce then a few mustard greens. Place the sourdough tuille on top and serve right away.
Thank You San Francisco!
The lights are gone, the park is empty, but we have a lot of great memories. Thanks to the wonderful people of San Francisco, our first Cultivate Festival for 2014 was a success!
This past Saturday, more than 30,000 people got to watch chef demos, listen to great live music and learn more about where their food comes from.
Sara and Evan Rich, Courtney Burns and Nick Bala, Minh Tsai, Amanda Freitag and Graham Elliot were all there, cooking up some amazing treats.
Sara and Evan Rich put a creative spin on king salmon with roasted beets.
Minh Tsai’s smile makes this look easy, but making tofu is truly an art.
And don’t forget the music! We had a great line-up. American Authors helped everyone have the “best day” and kicked things off.
Smallpools, CharliXCX and Andrew McMahon kept the crowd going!
And the Neon Trees closed out the day, cheered on by a frenzy of fans.
It wasn’t all about watching. There were plenty of hands-on activities and tastings, and lots to learn at all the experience booths.
We displayed what the additives in processed foods really look like.
We showed the difference between factory farms and Responsibly Raised® farms.
We also explained why we are working to eliminate GM ingredients from our food.
Speaking of food, aside from the Artisans’ creations, we whipped up a few specialties ourselves, including Kale Salad and Gorditas.
And, of course, we had ShopHouse.
Our Tasting Hall highlighted the best beer from the San Francisco area.
The Artisans’ Hall gathered local vendors and introduced guests to the deliciousness that is El Porteño Empanadas, Dutch delicacies from the Stroopie Gourmet, and meats from Rancho Llano Seco, just to name a few.
What an amazing day. If we missed you, remember we’ll be in Minneapolis on August 23rd and Dallas-Ft. Worth on October 18th. Bring your family and your appetite!
We are so excited to spend Saturday with you in Golden Gate Park. As you prepare for the day, please give this list of Allowed/Prohibited Items a glance or reference the FAQs on our website.
Personal belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry.
Oh, and don’t forget your dancing shoes. See you soon, San Francisco!
Bring your thirst and stop by the Tasting Hall on June 7th, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, to try the best from these beverage makers.
Magnolia Brewing introduces their version of our very own Cultivate Farmhouse Ale, brewed specifically for the Cultivate Festival.
This expression of farmhouse brewing marries Belgian yeast and technique with English Maris Otter, an heirloom barley grown by Teddy Maufe at Branthill Farm in the small Norfolk town of Wells-next-the-Sea. The raw barley is turned into brewers’ malt through a labor-intensive, traditional process known as floor malting and the result is a beautiful grain prized for its plump kernels and distinctive, biscuity flavor. An addition of wheat malt adds a bright note and malted rye lends spice notes that dovetail with the spicy and fruity Belgian fermentation qualities. This beer’s hops were selected to compliment those fruity and spicy notes: generous additions of American-grown Cascade and Goldings and German-grown Saaz round out its bright and refreshing flavor profile. You won’t want to miss it!
21st Amendment Brewery
This award-winning San Francisco restaurant and brewery toasts the repeal of prohibition with a variety of ales, stouts and their famed, Brew Free or Die” IPA.
Anchor Brewing is America’s first craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Today, their beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in our traditional copper brewhouse.
Almanac Beer Co.
Almanac Beer Co. uses “farm-to-barrel brewing” which means they select the best in locally sourced fruit to use in their seasonal artisanal ales.
The Beach Chalet
Brewed on the premises from malted barley that is cracked in a roller mill onsite, the Beach Chalet offers a taste of what “fresh” is all about.
If bourbon barrels loaded with big chewy imperial stouts, excessively hopped IPAs, fruited sour beers, and funky saisons are your loves, you’ll love Cellarmaker.
Pine Street Brewery
Pine Street Brewery’s philosophy is to provide a celebration through ales and togetherness. Come try their interpretations of classic styles.
Pacific Brewing Laboratory
Pacific Brewing Laboratory started in a garage as a place to experiment with new beer flavors, styles, and brewing techniques. Come try these experiments, mastered.
Social Kitchen and Brewery
Just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park, and established in 2010, Social Kitchen and Brewery is the only brewpub in the Inner Sunset of San Francisco. Come expand your knowledge and taste for craft style beers!
Located in the heart of San Francisco Dogpatch neighborhood, Triple Voodoo is a spacious, modern industrial-themed Brewery and Tap Room featuring 16 rotating taps and beers that are brewed locally and served on-site.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Speakeasy has been making quality craft ales and lagers since 1997 in San Francisco, with the true spirit of the Prohibition era.
Headlands Brewing Co.
Headlands Brewing Co., specializing in ales and lagers, has a passion for the art of brewing, evidenced through their roots in traditional styles with a tilt toward the experimental side.
Southpaw BBQ and Southern Cooking
Southpaw celebrates a profound appreciation for time-honored Southern cooking traditions, well-crafted alcohol and the community that builds around them.
Cerveceria de MateVeza
Cervecería de MateVeza is a cafe and small brewery dedicated to providing locally sourced, Argentinian-style cuisine paired with creative artisanal beers.
ThirstyBear Brewing Company is the first and only brewery in San Francisco to brew certified organic beer. As ThirstyBear Brewing Company puts it, they do this because they care how the agricultural practices that grow your barley and hops affect our planet.
Pizza Orgasmica and Brewing Company
The Bay Area’s premier pizza restaurant and brewery, Pizza Orgasmica and Brewing Company began as the dream of two young boys from Brazil. When they were old enough, the pair ventured to San Francisco to make that dream a reality.
Harrington Wine was created in 2002 to produce Pinot Noir from the best vineyards in California. This singular concept has broadened over the years to include many obscure varieties, forgotten vineyards and no-sulfite wines.
Fort Point Beer Company
Fort Point Beer Company was shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. They want their beers to tell a story and we hope you’ll find it to be a story worth sharing.
San Francisco Brewing Company
The San Francisco Brewing Company is the second-oldest bar in San Francisco, the city’s oldest micro-brewery, and one of the first four brewpubs in the United States.
Bluxome Street Winery
SOMA was called South of the Slot (the slot being the cable car line that ran down Market Street) and was the birthplace of great wine. Many wineries thrived until the 1906 earthquake, followed by the 18th Amendment ended it all. Bluxome Street Winery brings it all back.
Two Rivers Cider Company
Two Rivers Cider Company uses only the freshest apples, milled locally in Apple Hill, CA. and no additional sugars or concentrates, to produce a one-of-a-kind cider that is perfect for all occasions. Two Rivers Cider is also preservative and gluten free!
The Naked Grape
Each bottle of The Naked Grape is crafted to show off the best full and unique fruit expression of each varietal. Bare it all (not literally, of course)!
Bring your appetite to Golden Gate Park on Saturday. Our chefs have created a menu just for Cultivate Fest. Here’s what you can expect:
Kale Salad: Baby kale, roasted corn-escabeche, crumbled cotija, crispy tortillas, and chipotle-honey vinaigrette. Choice to add grilled steak.
Pork Belly or Barbacoa Gordita: Your choice of pork belly and pinneaple or barbacoa on grilled flat bread, cabbage, tomatillo red chili salsa, and cotija.
Grilled Chicken or Sofritas Tacos: Your choice of grilled chicken or Sofritas® organic tofu, in soft corn tortillas with fresh tomato salsa, Romaine lettuce and shredded cheese. Our Sofritas is tofu from Oakland’s Hodo Soy. And last but not least, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen: Your choice of pork and chicken meatballs or organic tofu, with Jasmine rice, green curry, green papaya slaw, herb salad, charred green beans with chili jam & crispy garlic. Give ShopHouse a taste in San Francisco on Saturday and visit our restaurants if you find yourself in DC or LA.
In addition to these delicious meals, be sure to check out our Artisans’ Hall for an amazing collection of regional, artisanal food.
We want the fun of #CultivateFest to live on! What better way than to host a photo contest!
Contest Date: 6/8/2014 - 6/11/2014
Details: To enter, you must (1) Follow @cultivatefest on Instagram. (2) post a photo on Instagram of something you LEARNED at the Cultivate Festival and include the hashtag #CultivateLearning. By completing these tasks, you automatically will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
San Francisco Cultivate Instagram Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: San Francisco Cultivate Instagram Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of CMG Strategy Co., LLC, HelloWorld, Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
2. Sponsor: CMG Strategy Co., LLC, 1401 Wynkoop Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on June 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on June 11, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Instagram Inc.,’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
4. How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter:
You must have permission from anyone featured in your photograph. Photos may not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or libelous or contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, or disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes, or contain material that it finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor will disqualify entrants from the Sweepstakes where the photo posted is in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor’s Use of Photos: Uploading a photo constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such photos in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the photo.
Enter by Mail-in: To enter without attending the Cultivate Festival or posting a photo, hand print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address, and date of birth on a 3” x 5” piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “San Francisco Cultivate Instagram Sweepstakes,” c/o CMG Strategy Co., LLC, 1401 Wynkoop Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for each envelope received. All mail-in entries must be handwritten and must be postmarked by June 11, 2014 and received by June 18, 2014. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.
Limit: You may enter five (5) times during the Promotion Period by any combination of methods. However, if you enter through Instagram, each entry must be accompanied by a unique photo. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than five (5) entries by using multiple/different Instagram accounts, identities, registrations, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Instagram account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person associated with the Instagram account. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
5. Grand Prize Drawing: Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, on or around June 19, 2014. Potential winners who entered by posing on Instagram will be notified by Direct Message from @CultivateFest and will be asked to provide a mailing address for prize fulfillment to claim their prize. Potential winners must respond to the Direct Message within three (3) days in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to provide the requested information within the required time period, or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.
6. Prizes: FOUR (4) GRAND PRIZES: A Dinner for 4 at Chipotle Mexican Grill, fulfilled as a coupon. The coupon may be redeemed for four (4) entrees, four (4) fountain beverages and two (2) orders of chips and guacamole. Other terms and conditions listed on the coupon apply. Approximate Retail Value: $50.
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Limit: One (1) prize per person/household.
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8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
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