The Glorious Benefits of Fermentation

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Sweet. Sour. Spicy...and all the health benefits of a super food! When you eat fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut and the like, you are eating billions of little nutritional ninjas that go to town on the bad in your body and support your gut to do what it does best. The flavor is worth it alone but then you add health benefits and fermented foods go straight to the top of nutrional fave's lists!


The Magic Of Eating Together

Here at City Kitchen, we believe that something magical happens when we sit down to eat with people we care about. The food nourishes our bodies and the connectivity nourishes our souls. We are meant to live life in a connected way and often our busy schedules get in the way of doing so.

"Americans rarely eat together anymore. In fact, the average American eats one in every five meals in her car, one in four Americans eats at least one fast food meal every single day, and the majority of American families report eating a single meal together less than five days a week."

Check out the rest of this Atlantic article and see if it inspires you to carve out some time to sit down and eat. So simple, yet so profound!

What is YOUR favorite thing about meals with people you love?


Riverdog & Full Belly Farms

At City Kitchen, we would never feed your family something that we wouldn't feed our own. Knowing where our food comes from is an ever-illusive part of American cuisine. We love getting to know our farmers and seeing just how life on the farm actually works.  It makes the process of creating meals all the more special.

We get a lot of our produce, eggs, and some meats from Riverdog Farms and Full Belly Farms. Trust me when I say that these neighboring farms are truly remarkable places. They care about the way in which they grow their food and how they raise their animals. It is such an incredible privelege to have such ethically, humanely sourced food so close to Sacramento!

If you haven't given these farms a visit yet, what are you waiting for? Grab the kids and make a morning out of it! My kids especially loved running around with the farm dogs as our friendly guides educated us about their incredible, equal opportunity farms. Click here to visit the website of Riverdog Farms. And click here to visit the website of Fully Belly Farms.  Both give free tours and we encourage you to buys some of their produce and goods as a thank you!

Do you have a favorite local farm? Tell us about it!

Butter! Give Me All The Butter!

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Bring it in, Fam...we gotta talk.

We were taught that butter is bad for you.  It clogs your arteries and makes you fat, right? WRONG! Grass-fed butter actually has a myriad of health benefits and it just tastes so crazy-delicious! So if you LOVE grass-fed butter and HATE feeling bad about it read this article about Why Grass-Fed Butter Is One Of The Healthiest Fats On The Planet.

What is your favorite grass-fed butter brand? How do you use it on the daily?