Tag: local

Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

| September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

The 3rd Annual Eat Real Festival kicked off their food extravaganza this past weekend. I’ve attended the event since its inception and have always come away with a full, happy belly.

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Gelateria Naia Goes Local

Gelateria Naia Goes Local

What happens when a local gelato company teams up with some of the Bay Area’s best artisanal food producers? Gelato that will transport you instantly to a sunny Italian sidewalk, no passport required.

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Nduja? N-Judah?

Nduja? N-Judah?

| May 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

Boccalone is a store that is located in the Ferry Building, and is the brainchild of Incanto chef Chris Cosentino and his business partner Mark Pastore. It has been open less than a year, and attracts great attention in the Ferry Building with its pristine meat slicers and case of hanging meats. In addition to their delectable porcine products, Boccalone also offers sparkling water (like what is offered at Incanto) — I love filling up my bottle on farmers market days before I battle the crowds.

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Local Wine Shops

Local Wine Shops

| March 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

So I’m writing today about wine shops, and what I look for in them, now, as a customer. And I hope you’ll send in comments naming your favorite wine shops, or warehouses, and why you like them.

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Menu for Hope: Just 2 Days Left…

Menu for Hope: Just 2 Days Left…

| December 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

You have until tomorrow, Friday December 21st, to donate to Menu for Hope, and bid on any number of priceless prizes donated by food bloggers all over the world. As you already know, Ms. Pim of Chez Pim has organized this impressive fund raising event for the past four years. This year she’s picked The […]

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Monterey Market: Always Worth A Visit!

| November 29, 2007 | 5 Comments

If you love produce as much as I do you know that living in the East Bay is better than living in San Francisco. I realize I could start a riot here, but I’ve lived in 3 out of four directions of the peninsula, in various neighborhoods and cities, and no matter where I was, […]

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Slideluckpotshow in San Francisco!

Slideluckpotshow in San Francisco!

| August 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

This past weekend many of my favorite activities came together under one roof for one night only in San Francisco. On Saturday August 12, from 7 – 9 PM Slideluckpotshow brought handmade food, art, artists, friendliness, beautiful thought-provoking images, eating new things, seeing old friends and making new ones, giddy excitement at the spontaneousness of […]

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Peach Advice.

| August 6, 2007 | 6 Comments

Love is in the air: peaches are here, and all is right with the world. Yes, my sunglasses are rose- tinted, why do you ask? I’ve been on the road, taking my show with me. First NYC, then Portland and most recently, Chicago. It’s been fun, educational, hot, and delicious, but I’ve missed being home. […]

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Bay Area Baking Class: Seasonal Fruit Desserts

Bay Area Baking Class: Seasonal Fruit Desserts

| June 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

This Sunday June 10th I will be teaching my second Seasonal Fruit Dessert class in North Berkeley from 1 – 3:30 pm. Might you wish to join me as I conjure a number of sweets simple and complex, whose main focus is fruits at the peak of their early summer season’s best? Those who took […]

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Plumcots, Apriums, Pluots and Their Father of Invention

| May 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

It’s that time of year. When Bay Area markets are jumping with stone fruits. Names whimsical, actual and unpronounceable and downright silly fill signage over mysterious glowing orbs. People want to know, “What’s the difference between a pluot and a plumcot, a nectarcot and an aprium? Why all the funny names? What happened to the […]

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Sourdough Tutorial. Local Bloggers Share Recipes, Information & Toast. Part 2

Sourdough Tutorial. Local Bloggers Share Recipes, Information & Toast. Part 2

| April 30, 2007 | 6 Comments

Continued from Part One on Monday April 16. In California we have more than our fair share of live yeast in the air. Catching it and turning it into “sourdough starter” or “natural starter” is pretty easy. All one needs to do is to feed one’s starter with cold water and bread flour every week […]

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Sourdough Tutorial. Local Bloggers Share Recipes, Information & Toast. Part 1

Sourdough Tutorial. Local Bloggers Share Recipes, Information & Toast. Part 1

| April 16, 2007 | 2 Comments

Almost 15 years ago, at the beginning of my career, I worked at Lulu (SF). Unbeknownst to my very naive self at the time, I would never work at another restaurant that would make all its own table bread. At Verbena (NYC), under the tutelage of Diane Forley, the pastry department was responsible for a […]

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Pastry Chefs in San Francisco: A Sudden Lack Therof?

| March 19, 2007 | 9 Comments

My birthday is tomorrow. Depending on whose age you look at in my family I am either not yet approaching middle age or will die in about 20 years. Supposedly this means I am to look at where I’ve been and where I’m going. Up until very recently much of who I was, was one […]

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Brain Food: Local Events & Exhibits

| March 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

In this age of Google and Wikipedia, it’s easy to forget the joy of getting lost for hours deep in the stacks of a three-dimensional library. To entice you back to these important anchors of our community, here’s a short list of culinary exhibits and events worth adding to your list of food adventures: READING […]

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