Tag: jennifer maiser

The Cost of a Flavorful Peach

The Cost of a Flavorful Peach

| July 31, 2007 | 9 Comments

Spend a couple of minutes poking around Google for “the $3 peach” and you will find multiple, tired complaints of the cost of produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market. At some point, instead of finding new reasons to complain about this nationally renowned farmers’ market, a lot of writers began to refer to the […]

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CUESA’s Coastal Harvest Farm Tour

CUESA’s Coastal Harvest Farm Tour

| July 24, 2007 | 1 Comment

Several varietals of Far West Fungi mushrooms On Sunday, I participated in the CUESA Coastal Harvest Farm Tour — a tour of Far West Fungi Farm and Yerena Farms in Moss Landing. Walking on to the Far West Fungi farm was like no other farm I’d other seen. It can as aptly be described as […]

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Party Planning: Baby Shower Menu in Progress

Party Planning: Baby Shower Menu in Progress

| July 10, 2007 | 4 Comments

My best-friend-since-7th-grade is about a million months pregnant and I offered to host a baby shower for her this month. Being the urban, single woman who is a bit clueless about things such as baby showers, my first proposal was to have the shower at a Mexican restaurant in Jen’s hometown of Sacramento. This idea […]

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‘Tis the Season: New Potatoes

‘Tis the Season: New Potatoes

| July 3, 2007 | 1 Comment

Huckleberry Potatoes, Little Organic Farm Open many books about fresh vegetables and you will find a section in which the author laments about the commonality of the term “new potatoes.” We’ve all seen new potatoes referred to on menus and in supermarkets across the country, but the truth is that what we find are rarely […]

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Do you Grist?

Do you Grist?

| June 26, 2007 | 2 Comments

I have been finding my food news in some interesting places. When I only have a minute or two and need the most information possible, I check out the Ethicurean’s Daily Digest for the latest on food policy, industrial agriculture, and activist projects going on around the world. But when I have a little more […]

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Kermit Lynch Parking Lot Event with Paul Bertolli

Kermit Lynch Parking Lot Event with Paul Bertolli

| June 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

I’ve often heard about, but never made it to, the famous parking lot events held in the small parking lot of a Berkeley food triumvirate: Cafe Fanny, Acme Bread, and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. The most well known of these events is the Oyster Bliss celebration that takes place in the Spring. This past April […]

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Salinas Taco Trucks in Jeopardy

Salinas Taco Trucks in Jeopardy

| June 12, 2007 | 8 Comments

I will be eternally grateful to the participants at Chowhound because they taught me, many years ago, to love taco trucks. I now seek out taco trucks wherever I go and some of the best tacos I have eaten have been off of these mobile trucks in many different cities. My mouth waters to think […]

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Links Around the Bay

| June 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Whenever I am out of town or away from Bloglines for an extended period of time, as has been the case over the past couple of weeks, I go through a bit of triage reading in order to make sure I check in on my favorite people in the most efficient way. As I am […]

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

| May 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

Lean in close and I’ll tell you a secret: Though I am one of the founders of the Locavores and the editor of the Eat Local Challenge website, I still sometimes become a bit fatigued about the ubiquitousness of information about eating locally. While overall it’s amazing and overwhelming, when a new perspective on the […]

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Mother’s Day Picnic in the Park

Mother’s Day Picnic in the Park

| May 14, 2007 | 5 Comments

Every Mother’s Day, my family gathers in a park in Long Beach and has a raucous celebration of mothers, family, and food. It started over 20 years ago when my godmother and her sister used to go out to a local park early and stake out spots for us. I would go with them sometimes, […]

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Dinner for New Parents at Home

Dinner for New Parents at Home

| May 8, 2007 | 3 Comments

My good friends Ken and Tricia had a darling baby boy a few months back, and have been in “we’re – so – tired – we – can’t – see – straight” mode for a while now. I think they’re holding it together better than most, but decided a couple weeks back to make them […]

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72 Hours in Portland

72 Hours in Portland

| April 24, 2007 | 7 Comments

Vineyards outside of Portland When spending 72 hours in a food mecca like Portland, it’s necessary to plan carefully and choose your dining mates wisely. If you do so, or if you follow my suggestions below, you will be able to both eat well and enjoy the food sights of this Pacific Northwest food town. […]

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Mediterranean Spirit, San Francisco

Mediterranean Spirit, San Francisco

| April 10, 2007 | 4 Comments

(Update, 9/20/2007. I’m sad to say that Mediterranean Spirit has closed.) Nearly every week, you can bet on finding me at Mediterranean Spirit — a small, family-run restaurant at Polk and Bush in San Francisco. I was first lured into Mediterranean Spirit by some exuberant reviews on Chowhound, but I continue to return because I […]

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Eating Locally on a Budget

Eating Locally on a Budget

| April 3, 2007 | 1 Comment

The nationwide group of authors who write for the Eat Local Challenge blog, along with many other Eat Local advocates around the country will be taking a unique challenge during one week in April: Can we eat local foods within the budget of an average American? We invite you to participate in this challenge, dubbed […]

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