Kids Cooking Class – Cookie Making With Archimedean Principles

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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 [...]

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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Celebrating Sonoma’s Wine & Cheese Connector – Sheana Davis

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You roll into Sonoma, bumping into the square to which most roads lead. You park just off the square and note the wooden cow with the hollow face, ready to poke your head in as a souvenir. This playful touch welcomes you to The Epicurean Connection, the perfect point of embarkation for a Sonoma tour. [...]

Plan a Tour to San Francisco’s 2 Saturday Farmers Markets

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Saturday morning in San Francisco is a farmers market lover’s paradise. And while paradise is best visited by car, it’s well worth the trip: STOP #1: The Ferry Building’s CUESA market teems with all sorts of great coffee and breakfast food vendors, not to mention produce, cheeses and breads in both front and back. OK [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]