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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 […]



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

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

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 […]



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 […]



Taste Talk: California Cuisine & How It’s Evolved at San Francisco Cooking School on Oct. 2

Taste Talk: California Cuisine & How It’s Evolved at San Francisco Cooking School on Oct. 2

“California Cuisine” is the real thing – a regional culinary POV and movement which is driven by a philosophy of cooking with locally sourced seasonal ingredients.  As we all know, it sprouted from Alice Waters and Co.’s culinary revolution hatched in the 1970’s. Today’s cooks […]



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, […]



Free Pasta Sommelier Tastings from Delverde from Abruzzo Italia in SF this September

Free Pasta Sommelier Tastings from Delverde from Abruzzo Italia in SF this September

We’re fans of many Italian dried and extruded pastas because the flours they use have a different taste and feel than our US counterparts. But we can be overwhelmed  by all the options in the grocery aisles.  So when our friend and Italiano-file Amy Sherman […]



Lucky Rice Cooks Up in SF on Sept. 6

Lucky Rice Cooks Up in SF on Sept. 6

I’ve heard great things about Lucky Rice in other cities, and been wondering when they’d finally come to SF. Our friend Amy Sherman at Cooking with Amy alerted us to the arrival next Friday.  As a Japanese-American girl who is always hungry for new dishes to […]



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 […]