I know, fireworks and farmers aren’t usually uttered in the same sentence, but why not? In San Francisco you can have up close and personal access to both at these special events.
Every year KFOG puts on a fireworks extravaganza. You can fight the crowds on the pier or treat yourself to an upgrade. Head to Waterbar, the best spot in town for viewing the fireworks and nibble on oysters on the half shell, prawn cocktails, pizzas, gougere sandwiches, artichoke crab crostini, risotto fritters, salt cod fritters, gravlax, ceviches, tartare and mini meatballs.
What: Kaboom, VIP Event
Cost: Tickets are $65 and include passed hors d’ oeuvres (cash bar)
When: May 10th 7 – 10 pm
Where: Waterbar, 399 The Embarcadero, 415.284.0161
How: Purchase tickets online
Macy’s at Union Square puts on a variety of terrific culinary events. Catch the third part of the series “Get Green Cooking” where local farmers are paired with chefs who explain the ins and outs of sustainable farming, the importance of organic seasonal produce, and the tremendous impact your food choices can have on your community.
Sara Tashker of Green Gulch Farm and Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant will discuss their partnership, organic farming, vegetarian cooking and more. Plus, they’ll cook something delicious!
What: Get Green Cooking Demo with Sara Tashker of Green Gulch Farm and Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant
Cost: $10 donation to CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) includes a sample of the featured dish, a glass of Benzinger wine, a canvas Ferry Plaza Farmers Market bag, plus a deluxe sample from Origins Organics, in celebration of their new USDA-certified organic skincare line
When: May 14th 6:30
Where: Macy’s Union Square, Cellar Kitchen
How: Seating is first-come, first-served starting at 6 pm
Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy
, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.
In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the Epicurious.com blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.
Her focus on Bay Area Bites
is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.
Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal
and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book
, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.
She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.