Archives for 2011

Cheap Tickets on Virgin + the Good Food Awards = Be in SF in January

Whether you’re in the Bay Area or So Cal, if you’re into food, plan a trip to the Good Food Awards Reception (January 13) and Marketplace (January 14) at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Virgin has some great airfares right now, and the Epicuring team would love to meet you. You can meet the […]

Beverly Hills Insider – 5 Spots for Adventuring Epicurators

By Susie Wyshak, a former Angeleno I stumbled upon a 2010 Sunset Magazine article Beverly Hills for the rest of us, about how to live large on a budget in this legendary city. It has fabulous tips for places to stay, eat, and gawk. Here are a few more insider tips for So Cal epicurators […]

Learning Wild Fermentation at an Oakland Market

It was cool enough that the Phat Beets farmers market in North Oakland had a free Fermented Ginger Beer making class, using Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation book. But this weekend they’re at it again with a Pickled Root Vegetables class, free! The market is tucked in a parking lot, easy to get to if you’re […]

Epicuring’s Holiday Food Gift Picks

Creative gift giving is fun & easy with Epicuring’s Picks & Markets Love Apple Farm has 25% off gift certificates for their classes which include cider making, gardening, bee-keeping, and an array of classes with Chez Pim from jam making to macarons and Thai food. Your chocophile friends will love Tante Marie’s “Professional Chocolate Techniques,” […]

Thanksgiving Food Volunteering…and Thanks !

This Thanksgiving, the Epicuring team is thankful to see so many great small food businesses and farms creatively engaging and teaching people about good food! If you are able to donate time or food this year, here are some resources: Thanksgiving Day Volunteer Match lists opportunities to serve food on Thanksgiving Day across California. Feeding […]

Convivial Cocktails at CUESA Recap

Laiko and I were delighted to meet a bevy of cocktail loving, food event craving CUESA supporters who trudged through the raging snow storm to brave…oh wait no it was a beautiful warm fall night. So anyway, they braved getting to the Ferry Building and were not disappointed. Two long rows of interesting craft cocktails […]

San Francisco’s Sweet Shops Guide

DEC. 14 EPICURING INSIDER SWEETS CRAWL – click for more… We were asked by the Style editors of the SF Chronicle to co-curate a selection of our favorite places where a big kid might find tasty treats for Halloween. We were game–and narrowed down our favorites which are featured in Sunday’s Chronicle. Click here to […]

Wild Food Walks with ForageSF

by Celeste Noche, Epicuring In a region as metropolitan as the Bay Area, it’s easy to think that our only resources for produce are markets, farms, and gardens. ForageSF has set out to correct this misconception by leading educational Wild Food Walks and working to “rediscover a forgotten food source.” While foraging is only legal […]

A Taste of Vermont in California

By Emily Shartin, Epicuring As a recent transplant to California and a lover of both cheese and beer, I’ve been excited to start learning about all of the great things this state has to offer with regard to two of my favorite fermented foods. However, I was also admittedly happy to discover recently that the […]

Buddha’s Hand Citron (fingered citron) and Finger Limes

By Susie Wyshak, Epicuring I’m posting this as a backgrounder for anyone interested in this citrus which we recently highlighted at the St. George Spirits tasting and tour we hosted. Buddha’s Hand Citron (fingered citron) Grown at Lindcove Farm by John Kirkpatrick, supplier to St.George Spirits. The trees are very cold-sensitive, and require an almost […]