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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Sonoma’s Wine & Cheese Connector – Sheana Davis






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. […]

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 […]

Best Food Shops in the Bay






Every year, (for 16 years if you can believe it!), I’ve visited all the best new food shops in the Bay and penned the “Bites by the Bay” column including my favorite picks for “Specialty Food” magazine.  Locals know (as do the Fancy Food Show visitors), that we have a vibrant and influential culinary retail […]