Celebrate International Women’s Day by Eating and Drinking … Of Course

Realizing that this coming Friday, March 8, is International Women’s Day got me thinking about all the female food-and-drink entrepreneurs I’ve met around Northern California over the last few years, and some of the fun and inspiring things they’ve told me. For instance, Deborah Brenner (pictured above) left a plush Manhattan marketing career to write […]

2013’s “Best Chocolatiers” Announced

Based around the International Chocolate Salon held late last year in San Francisco, the 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award winners were announced this week by TasteTV, which created the contest and event. I was a judge at the Salon, where I got to sample amazing artisanry and talk to the artisans themselves. […]

Spirits Rising: DSWE Pop-Up Tour

A pop-up wine-and-spirits road show On a sultry San Francisco day: Our hearts and palates glowed so At this dazzling display. We met men who make clever bitters From lush herbs, spices and fruit, And celery. (Got the jitters? They use the seed, not the root.) The clear pinkgold of sweet dreams, Eau de vie, […]

Hash Browns Go Glam at “McDonald’s Unwrapped” Benefit

On an October night that was balmy, not stormy, Three chefs who were all certifiably gourmet Helmed a benefit in San Francisco: Lo, A sumptuous three-course feast, but know That every component of every dish, From the miniature meatloaves to the Gullah Island Fish Filets, had to be something found in the kitchen Of an […]

Eating Your Way through California’s BBQ Competitions With a BBQ Judge & 10 BBQ Events You Should Visit this Summer

With BBQ being the new thing on the food scene, we thought there was much we needed to know about the BBQ competition circuit.  So we turned to our friend in eating, Melanie Wong, who has been training as a Kansas City Barbeque Society judge. Tough work if you can get it –and boy does […]

Epicuring Internship/Stage Positions Are Open!

Epicuring is looking for a few food-mad interns/or stage professionals to work with us on Epicuring and help us develop the content we feature on Epicuring.com, Food Haps & calendar, and help us build our community through social media and marketing. ABOUT US Epicuring is a popular food calendar and “Food Haps” newsletter featuring hand-picked […]

Let’s Eat Real Together This Weekend – Prizes and Meet Ups

We’re heading to Eat Real in Oakland this weekend –will you join us? We’re meeting up all weekend long at a few key spots. Eat Real Oakland’s third annual three-day festival is a free celebration of our great food scene all set at Jack London Square in Oakland. There are classes, tastings, demos, markets, a […]

Behind the Scenes at Cochon Heritage Fire

Cochon Heritage Fire in Napa on August 13th was an Epicuring extravaganza for lovers of heritage meats, with sweaty chefs, hot fires and great wines and beers. Everyone who knows me is well aware this is my favorite food event of the year. Susie and I headed up to St. Helena on Saturday to be a […]

Welcome to Epicuring California!

We’re so excited that Epicuring.com has come to be. This project of Susie Wyshak and Laiko Bahrs, as well as the generous help of a great team, brings a dream and need to life! Epicuring came from Susie’s investigations of promoting California for tourism and our own efforts to plan an eating trip to Los […]