Sunday, October 24, 2010

Eco-Film Night: Our Daily Bread

Satuday, 13 November, 8:00PM
Where: Buy the Book Cafe, Rodeo Street, Mr. Pizza Building, 4th Floor, Downtown Daegu

언제? 토요일 11월 13일, 8:00PM.
어디? Buy the Book Cafe, 로데오 거리, Mr. Pizza 빌딩, 4층

Noksaek Sari hereby invites you, your friends, your friends' friends, and anybody else you know who happens to eat food, to join us for our fourth Eco-Film Night. We will be showing Nikolaus Geyrhalter's award-winning 2005 documentary "Our Daily Bread."

"Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the place...s where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society’s standard of living.

OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn’t always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas."

As always, entrance is free. All are welcome to enjoy the movie, and if you're hungry, feel free to try a meal or snack from Buy the Book's healthy and Earth-friendly menu.

Hope to see you there!

대구녹색살이 당신, 당신의 친구들, 친구들의 친구들, 그리고 당신이 아는 모든 음식을 먹는 사람을 초대합니다! 우리의 4번째 친환경 영화상영에 참석하시길 바랍니다. 이번에는 Nikolaus Geyrhalter의 상을 많이 받은 2005년에 나온 다큐멘터리 "Our Daily Bread"를 상영하겠습니다.

OUR DAILY BREAD는 우리가 매일 먹는 산업의 음식물을 어떻게 만들었는지 객관적으로 보여 주는 다큐멘터리입니다. 보이지 않는 우리의 소중한 음식을 생산하는 기계와 시설, 장소와 풍경, 사람과 동물을 폭로합니다. 해석을 덧붙이지 않는 고급스럽고 세심한 연출이므로, 직접 보셔서 독립적으로 의견을 결정할 수 있을 겁니다. 매우 시각적인 영화라서 영어를 알아들 수 없어도 많이 배울 수 있을 겁니다.

늘 하던대로, 무료입장입니다. 영화만 즐기셔도 되고 만약에 배가 고프거나 목이 마르다면 Buy the Book의 친환경, 건강에 좋은 식사나 과자를 맛보세요.

곧 뵙겠습니다!

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Friday, October 8, 2010


Welcome to Ippl! If you like 1) knowing who grows your food and where they live; 2) splurging on organic veggies; and, 3) placemats detailing the proprietor's food philosophy, then this is the place for you.

Located in Suseong-gu, across from Trump World and between Hwang-geum Negeori and Dusan Ogeori, Ippl offers a variety of wonderful, healthy, and delicious services.

First and foremost, the organic buffet, with 25 or more dishes ranging from soups, pancakes, mains, sides, fresh fruits and veggies, and cold drinks:

Second, the marketplace, selling (mostly) healthy, (mostly) organic, and (mostly) local grains, fruits, veggies, sauces, and snacks.

And, third, the 반찬 bar, where you can buy pre-made side dishes to take home and enjoy. Candied black beans, lotus roots, different styles of Kimchi, roasted garlic, and more!

Themes of health and responsibility link all three operations. On the wall, you can see a list of all the ingredients used in the cooking, along with the name and location of the farmer that provided them.

And on your placemat, you can read Ippl's mission statements:

One: Food soon becomes a person's body and soul. If you treat it thoughtlessly, how can you properly care for yourself and for your neighbors?

Two: We must develop a sense of taste that likes healthy food. We must develop a tongue that dislikes and refuses food which is bad for us.

Three: Bread, snacks, yogurt, and other unnamed food additives and hidden sugars reduce our physical and mental capacities.

Four: Through overprotection of milk, eggs, and meat, the development of harmful bacteria is accelerated; consumption of meat in which harmful chemicals have accumulated may bring about allergies and a weak constitution.

Five: Soybean oil, margarine, and other artificial fats and hormonal additives confuse our bodies.

Six: Our bodies waste precious energy trying to flush out artificial flavors and additives, making us more likely to fall ill.

Seven: It's important to know and feel the meaning of directly growing the lifeforms we call "crops." Good food is made over a long time, through the devotion of many people, with a heart that acknowledges its debt to nature.

Eight: Healthy produce can not come forth from polluted land, air, and seas. Good ingredients and proper food bring nature, consumers, and producers together in a relationship of respect.

Nine: Food soon becomes our character. The world changes and history is shaped according to what and how we eat.

Three cheers for responsible restaurateurs!

In Brief:
Restaurant: 이플 유기농 뜨락 / Ippl Organic Garden
Location: Suseong-gu, Between Hwang-geum and Dusan Intersections, across from Trump World
Type of Restaurant: Organic, responsibly sourced buffet
Meat?: Almost all the dishes are vegan-friendly. Some egg dishes from free-range chickens and very few have meat.
Price: W15,000 for lunch, 20,000 for dinner. All you can eat.
Hours: Buffet open for lunch from 12-3 and for dinner from 6-9. The market and side-dish shop are open daily, 10 to 10. No dinner on the final Monday of the month.
English: No need, it's a buffet! As of September, one of the employees speaks decent English.
Official website:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Great news!

I went to HomePlus a few nights ago. In a moment of weakness, underprepared and overloaded with produce, I asked for a plastic bag. The cashier told me:


How great is that? Next they just need to ban the stores from selling banana bunches wrapped in cellophane and single bell peppers on styrofoam plates (also wrapped in cellophane).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eco-Film Night #3 - Baraka: A World Beyond Words

This Saturday we'll be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving by showing the film "Baraka." "Baraka" is a Sufi word meaning "a blessing, or the breath, or the essence of life, from which the evolutionary process unfolds." In Islam generally, it is "a quality or force emanating originally from Allah but capable of transmission to objects or to human beings." In Judaism, it is a ceremonial blessing. In Swahili, it means "blessing."

"Baraka" employs neither words, actors, nor plot. Instead, incredible, thought-provoking images from around the world show the beauty and chaos generated by nature and humans. Filmed at 152 locations in 24 countries, Baraka contains some images that you'll recognize, and many you won't, but will change the way you think

When: Saturday, October 9th, 8:00PM
Where: Buy the Book Cafe, Rodeo Street, Downtown Daegu
Who: All are welcome, even if you can't speak English. 자막이 없는데 그 이유는 아무 말도 없기 때문입니다! 영어를 완전 못 하셔도 영화를 즐길 수 있을 겁니다. 꼭 참석해 주세요!
Price: Free. Order a meal, a snack, a shake, or a drink from Buy the Book's menu if you'd like.

Check it out on Facebook here.