What a great night  – chefs everywhere! Great wine, exceptional food and desserts!  It was the kick- off  party  Aptly titled “Good  Food for All -Celebrating the Los Angeles Food Shed”  which started the  Network  Summit this week: Healthy Food and Farms by 2030.

Chefs! The  room was radiant  with the energy of these sumptous local foods, appreciated by a room full of dedicated eaters and advocates for a cleaner food system. We were giddy with  delight. Even the Mayor gets it. Hopes were high and the rumble of forthcoming change was palpable. It’s happening people, it’s happening!

The Good Food for All Agenda – creating a regional food system for all of  Los Angeles is available on line at Roots of Change. The party was magnificent with  every  noble and worthy  local chef in attendance, or presenting.  ( I got to hug my hero Suzanne Goin)

This brown sugar peach tart  was amazing.

The setting was stupendous. Vibiana is rumored to be a restaurant soon, created by the mastermind behind Grace, Neil Fraser.  I think we should combine our strength and  I should run the event department.  I’d like that!

All my garden peeps were there. My personal favorites of course; Warren from Root Down LA and Julia from Garden School Foundation. Also in attendance, Lisa Lucas Los  Angeles Slow Food Warrior and Amelia Saltsman , author of  The Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook .

There’s just one thing… Could we please have a dialogue about all those disposable plates?