Setting a Gold Standard: Good Food Awards
In this episode, my co-host Jean-Charles Boisset and I discuss the meaning of good food and how the Good Food Foundation has created a certification process to reward foods that not only taste delicious, but respect the environment. As with each episode, we also taste two wines; this week’s selection includes the JCB Infinity NV Sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne and 2015 Raymond Vineyards 1½ Acres Bordeaux blend.
This episode is made possible by Oakville Grocery, part of Boisset Collection, a portfolio of wineries and lifestyle destinations with strong historical and family roots.
Good Food Awards Merchants and Communications Manager Katherine Harris helps dispel any misunderstandings about the definition of good food. We learn of the strict criteria the foundation uses to judge and rank the more than 2,000 products submitted to their Good Food Foundation. The foundation currently has 13 food categories and over 300 judges from an array of food specialty areas, to award deserving products with the coveted Good Food Award, which appears on the product label. Founder Sarah Weiner spent time working with Alice Waters and the Slow Food movement in Europe before launching these awards a few years ago. Harris tells us that there are dozens of products at Oakville Grocery sporting their recognizable award, including crackers, chocolates, and caramels.
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