Get Thee to So Cal and Patchwork Edible to Eat, Learn, Craft

October 5-6 – Come hang with me and 100 food vendors at Patchwork Edible in the beautiful SoCo mall. I’m no mall rat but when I saw that place, I was like dude. Put it this way: there’s a Surfas chef supply store. Patchwork Edible is going to have a lot of great panels, little […]

Cool California Food Event Picks from Epicuring – Early Fall 2013

EARLY FALL 2013 FOOD EVENT PICKS Check back here for updates & Facebook for last minute picks Every Saturday: CUESA Kitchen Demos feature local chefs and authors sharing tips and recipes. The best free and delicious Saturday activity for all ages. Sept. 6, San Francisco, Lucky Rice Fest at Ferry Building Marketplace Sept 7, Sonoma […]

Chocolate for Charity – Feel Good Indulging at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – Sept 14-15, 2013

Hunger is no joke and neither is the tens of thousands of dollars Ghirardelli Chocolate and its partners raise annually to help Project Open Hand prepare and deliver thousands of meals and hundreds of grocery bags daily to San Francisco’s food-challenged. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is your chance to do good while indulging! From sundaes […]

Macarons at Bouchon Bakery – When in Wine Country…

The two-person-deep line at Bouchon Bakery steadily streamed through the door one recent foggy-then-sunny morning in Yountville: It’s the almond chocolate croissants. The bread. No, it’s the macarons. Say yes to all…and make Bouchon Bakery your destination for epicuring bliss. Who eats 25,000 macarons every month? After an incredible Sunday brunch at Bouchon Bistro, Laiko […]

Good Eating at SF Chefs 2013

Another summer another great SF Chefs event, full of tastes from 200 or so from great San Francisco chefs, coffee roasters, distilleries, and wine makers from around the world. Full, yes, oh so full were we. I’ll dub Campari the “most creative” liquor presentation with shaved ices in all sorts of flavors including roasted canteloupe. […]

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 […]

Get Your Farmhouse Style On at the Marin Country Mart

I’d heard about the farmers market at the Marin Country Mart by Larkspur Landing. But what a surprise to discover a little bastion of country farmhouse style, Pottery Barn meets Restoration Hardware with a Bay Area twist. Dining options range from Bel Campo Meats (a farm up north that raises their own cattle) to El […]

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 […]

Tayberries, Raspberries, Pop Tarts Oh My! A Visit to Oregon’s Pennington Farms

A little white sign lets you know you’ve reached Pennington Farms as do gigantic wood planks announcing berries for sale. Your drive to get to this farm, sort of near Grant’s Pass, Oregon, winds through the Applegate Valley, a bit of heaven lined with hills and meadows and vineyards. Californians (and those who’ve enjoyed some […]

California Walnut Crepes with Ricotta Honey Orange Filling

by Epicurator Susie Wyshak Chef Alex Stratta’s California Walnut Crepe recipe stole my heart but instead of the savory route, the recipe immediately sparked a vision of walnut groves surrounded by grazing cows, buzzing bees, and child-like rounded orange trees dotted with fruit. This could only mean one thing: a sweet California Walnut crepe with […]