Dispersing the myths about wheat and grain
Friday, July 10, 2015 | 9:33 pm
Low carb and no carb diets, gluten free foods… the diet and health trends come and go, but a popular thread seems to be telling us to take wheat and grain out of our diet. Why is that? What is it about grain that’s so controversial in the health world? Do we know enough about it, or are we allowing ourselves to be taken along this ride without ever knowing why? Popular eatery Union restaurant in Pasadena is holding their second annual Grain dinner to educate diners about the ancient but controversial ingredient. The dinner will be held Monday July 20th at 6.30 p.m. and will feature locally sourced grain along with other fresh, local ingredients. The meals will be created by ‘Rising Star Chef’ Chef Bruce Kalman and chef Chris Bianco from Phoenix’s Pizzeria Bianco. Chef Bruce Kalman has appeared on numerous local and national TV programmes including the Food Network, Bravo and Esquire network. Currently executive of the Union restaurant. Bruce is known for his simple approach to good food using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. His restaurant, jointly owned by Marie Petulla, seats up to fifty people yet still allows diners the feeling of intimacy of a small restaurant. Both Bruce and Marie wanted a restaurant that served the community, showcasing local ingredients and serving it to local people. As well as an evening fuelled with delicious food, guests will be shown a short screening of the documentary ‘The Grain Divide.’ The film educates viewers about wheat and grain and deals with the growing trend of grain avoidance in food. Tickets for the dinner costs $200 and includes meal, wine and ‘The Grain Divide’ screening. To reserve your place, please call (626) 795-5841. All proceeds from the dinner will be going to The Pasadena Community Gardens. Union is located at 37 E. Union St., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 795-5841 or visit www.unionpasadena.com.