Cochon 555’s Heritage BBQ Cooks in Memphis, Louisville & St. Louis

Do you love great BBQ like we do? From Korean to Asado, Japanese to American, today’s gastrognomes love globally-influenced BBQ. The folks behind Cochon 555 launched a Heritage BBQ series to feature some of the hottest talents in the kitchen and heritage breed meats, cooked over hardwood, charcoal and smoke. The BBQ series is traveling […]

Craft Brewery Tours, Tastings & Classes in San Francisco – Updated with New Breweries Opening this Fall

We’re in a golden age for craft beer in San Francisco Bay Area –and many of our established and new brewers are leading the way to inspire a national passion for artisan craft beers – be they kegged, bottled, growlered or casked. There’s so many ways to learn about beer around here — so get […]

Oysterfest at Waterbar San Francisco Benefits Surfrider Foundation | Sept. 1

The spectacular Waterbar restaurant set on the Bay is hosting a fest celebrating sustainable oysters and benefiting the San Francisco Surfrider Foundation. This year’s OysterFest will honor New Zealand –  and food, wine and beer from New Zealand will be served for attendees to enjoy. Features delicious small bites from oyster lovin’ restaurants & farms including: Waterbar, […]

Feast Portland | Sept 19-22

Susie and I both are regular visitors to our Northern Pacific neighbors in Portlandia — for food conferences, to see friends and family and most importantly to eat and shop the fab food stores and markets! Coming up September 19-22nd, is the second annual Feast Portland, founded by a friend in food, Carrie Welch who […]

SF Bay Area Food Event Picks – Summer 2013

FOOD EVENT PICKS FOR SUMMER 2013 Check Facebook for last minute picks and check back here for ongoing finds! Wed. July 31, Sacramento – Eat Local, Bee Local: A Panel about Protecting Local Honey Bees Passionate about bees and the colony collapse crisis? Join this panel discussion with local experts at the Urban Hive to […]

Epicuring Guide to Daily Food Events and Tours

Based on our experiences as California Epicurators we’ve compiled a guide of our favorite ongoing experiences for travelers on the go. Need advice on the go? Ask us! We’re “Epicuring” on Twitter & Facebook or we can create a special tour just for you. Just email us at info (at) epicuring (dot) com.  Daily (Check […]

Introduction to the Japanese Kitchen

Japanese dishes and ingredients are having a culinary moment right now in the U.S., with chefs and home cooks drawing from the Japanese pantry, and incorporating dashi and koji in their sauces. And it’s a new rite of passage for chefs to travel to Japan to eat their way through the noodle restaurants (ramen, soba, […]

Top Picks for Hands-on Cooking Classes at San Francisco Cooking School

I’m working with the new  The San Francisco Cooking School which opened this Fall.  It’s been enlightening to work with founder Jodi Liano helping create awareness for the school.  Jodi has put assembled the largest selection of cooking classes — that’ll teach anyone, from a kitchen novice to a professional. I’m personally signed up for […]

Blood, Bones and Beef Hearts: Where to Eat on (or Around) Halloween?

It’s that spooky season again. Where to live it up on or around the Day of the Dead? It’s not just about candy anymore — although it is still about blood, bones and Batman masks. Fear the food trucks. Friday, October 26 is the last time Off the Grid will appear at Fort Mason Center […]

San Francisco Cooking School Teaches Culinary Intuition

by Laiko Bahrs “When cooking go by your own taste. When baking follow directions.” That’s a quote I wrote long ago to remind myself to follow my intuition in the savory kitchen but read the recipe in the pastry and baking part of the kitchen. This thinking has worked really well in my kitchen explorations […]