Best Things To Do On a First Bay Area Visit For Parents With Teens






Wherever you go in the Bay Area you will have ample opportunity to hike, soak in some culture, beautiful scenery, eat well and find something for everyone’s interests. Here are just a few picks for families with  teens. Let me know if I’ve missed something important! -Susie Berkeley & Oakland Walk from my Airbnb to the […]

We’ve Gone Epicuring






Yes it’s been forever since we’ve posted here on Epicuring.com. We’ve been busy doing what we preach! Susie Wyshak is busy helping Good Food businesses rock. Follow Epicuring on Facebook and Susie on FoodStarter (Check out her new book Good Food, Great Business). Bay Area travelers can explore the best food experiences with Susie along […]

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Kids Cooking Class – Cookie Making With Archimedean Principles






The ultimate Epicuring experience – applying principles from Greek mathematician Archimedes to an experience to which Epicurus (of “epicurean” fame) would flock. On June 7, 2014 it’s for parents and kids, with very few tickets left. Such a cool idea, you can hear about here. It’s sold out but you can get tickets with a […]

Sweet & Spicy Bay Area Food Event Picks for February 2014






With a bounty of citrus and the allure of Valentine’s Day, 2014 brings a bevy of creative food events to singles and those already in the throes of romantic rapture. Check these out: Barrel-Aged Sriracha Workshop with Oaktown Spice in Oakland February 11, 2014 Smell and taste the nuances of the flavors between a 1 […]

Planning a Food Centric Trip to Morocco






The excitement our first trip to Morocco is building. As we research and get recommendations, I’ll update this post with cooking school and dining finds we’ll be checking out. Oh so many cooking schools in Marrakesh! In addition to the official schools it seems many riads (historic buildings-turned-inn) are game to teach anyone motivated to […]

Join America’s Good Food Award Winners on Jan 16, 2014






The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Each year, outstanding American food producers crafting foods in a variety of categories are dubbed winners. (Susie from Epicuring reluctantly leads the Confections category.) For the first time the awards is inviting the public to attend this […]

A $25 Leisurely Afternoon in Oakland






Somehow the holidays passed by with no R&R in sight. So I decided to indulge with an afternoon off near Lake Merritt on a Friday afternoon. The streets bustled, I guess with likeminded folks enjoying this mid-week New Years. Here’s how I spent a 6-hour leisurely afternoon in the corridor that bustles between Mandana at […]

Fun Bay Area Food Holiday Fetes in December 2013






Here are a few pics for some ultra-holiday season events for people who live to experience and love good food. What other holiday fetes belong on the list? 1: Blue Chair Fruit holiday party in Oakland on December 15 I was at the Temescal Farmers Market in Oakland when who but Blue Chair Fruit’s very […]

Fall 2013 – California Food Event Picks for Curious Epicurists






FALL 2013 FOOD EVENT PICKS Check back here for updates & Facebook last minute picks Every Saturday: CUESA Kitchen Demos feature local chefs and authors sharing tips and recipes. Looking for stuff coming up sooner? See our early Fall finds. Oct. 21, SF, Sugar Skull Making Class at 18 Reasons Within the traditions of the […]