California Culinary Travel

Kids Cooking Class – Cookie Making With Archimedean Principles

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. […]



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

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 […]



A $25 Leisurely Afternoon in Oakland

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 […]



Fun Bay Area Food Holiday Fetes in December 2013

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 […]



Fall 2013 – California Food Event Picks for Curious Epicurists

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 […]



Celebrating Sonoma’s Wine & Cheese Connector – Sheana Davis

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 […]



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

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 […]



Cool California Food Event Picks from Epicuring – Early Fall 2013

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, […]



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

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 […]



Best Food Shops in the Bay

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 […]