August 28, 2016

36 years ago today, August 28, 1980, in an unlikely neighborhood just outside of the city of Menlo Park, in the county of San Mateo, on an unlikely street Alameda de las Pulgas aka., “Avenue of the Fleas” we signed a lease and brought to life, Flea St. Cafe.

As anyone who has grown anything that has survived for over 36 years knows, growth and change are a process. Sometimes that change is incremental and barely noticeable, other times it's convulsive, dram...

August 2, 2016

Earlier this summer I was invited to the marriage of two of my favorite people,  David Evans, Owner of Marin Sun Farms and Claire Herminjard, CEO, Co-founder of Mindful Meats. Weddings are always a heart felt occasion but when two local farmers or ranchers join together it’s something truly unique and wonderful. It was a celebration of two people and their families, but also an intimate acknowledgement of a wider connection between these two to the land, th...

***Originally written and posted by Lisa Melsted, in “Foie Gras and Funnel Cakes” on December 19, 2014 - .Read the original article***

Before there was farm-to-table, before there was non-GMO, before there was organic, and long before any of the current consciousness about food became fashionable, there was Jesse Ziff Cool. Although many people are just starting to wake up to the idea of asking where their food comes from or what’s in it, Jesse’s been advoca...

March 24, 2013

"Oprah Winfrey interviews Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at Menlo Park’s Flea Street Cafe" -Originally posted in InMenlo.

Editor’s note: Jesse Cool, owner of Menlo Park’s Flea Street Cafe, hosted two well-known women – Oprah Winfrey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg – who engaged in conversation over the restaurant’s signature biscuits. The interview (and the biscuits) are featured in the just-released April issue of O Magazine and will be aired this Sunday, Ma...

Originally posted and adopted August 26, 2009 - in the Stanford Medicine News Center by Sara Wykes

Stanford Hospital & Clinics has launched a new daily dinner meal for inpatients featuring organic, locally grown, sustainable ingredients. The SHC Farm Fresh program was developed in collaboration with Jesse Cool, a nationally recognized Northern California chef, restaurateur and food writer who has been an advocate and leader in healthy eating for more than 30...

June 7, 2006

"Garden becomes organic classroom for third-graders" originally appeared in Stanfard News, June 6, 2006 -

It's a breezy spring morning and a gaggle of third-graders are standing in a ring around a garden bed filled with kale, radishes, beets, garlic and onions.

"My name is Jesse Cool, and this is my garden," says a woman with a friendly smile and a purple streak in her auburn hair. The third-graders...

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