What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Sarah Henry hails from Sydney, Australia, where she grew up eating lamingtons, Vegemite, and prawns (not shrimp) on the barbie (barbecue). Sarah has called the Bay Area home for the past two decades and remembers how delighted she was when a modest farmers' market sprouted in downtown San Francisco years ago. As a freelance writer Sarah has covered local food people, places, politics, culture, and news for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, California, San Francisco, Diablo, Edible East Bay, Edible Marin & Wine Country, and Berkeleyside. A contributor to the national food policy site Civil Eats, her stories have also appeared in The Atlantic, AFAR, Gilt Taste, Ladies' Home Journal, Grist, Shareable, and Eating Well. An epicurean tour guide for Edible Excursions, Sarah is the voice behind the blog Lettuce Eat Kale and tweets under that moniker too.
Sarah Henry's Latest Posts
A full-service grocery store may finally come to the people of West Oakland. Learn more about an announcement today by First Lady Michelle Obama on a new food financing initiative designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities in California.
The Perennial Plate, the weekly web series documenting a real food road trip around the country, takes a culinary spin through the Bay Area this week. Find out what’s cooking here for edible adventurer Daniel Klein.
Whole Foods Parking Lot, the mock rage-rap that went viral this week, is the work of homeboy DJDave, also known as David Wittman. Find out why he wrote about quinoa, kale, and cayenne pepper in this catchy homage to hip hop that is cracking people up across the country.
Two food truck events, Off the Grid and Bites on Broadway, debut soon in the East Bay. Find out how these street eat meet ups intend to reflect the flavor of the communities they serve — and who’s cooking.
Learn why local food producers give The Artisan Kitchen, a commercial, cooperative cooking space in Richmond, high marks as a place to build their budding businesses.
The food swap is the latest D.I.Y. culinary trend cooking (from scratch) in kitchens around the country. Find out why trading radish onion relish for ginger pear butter in the East Bay and beyond is the newest food phenomenon favored by urban homesteaders.
Who survives the recession in the fickle food biz in the continually evolving Mission District remains to be seen. But some food folks are trying innovative approaches to make money and create community around good grub.
Paris-based Theresa Murphy of La Cucina Di Terresa brings her cooking from the soil culinary class series–a celebration of seasonal vegetables–back to the Bay Area.
Dancer and choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith explores her cultural roots and identity through food events over the past year, culminating in the upcoming performance “Our Daily Bread” at CounterPULSE in San Francisco in April.