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 produce, cheeses and breads in both front and back. OK […]

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 […]

Get Your Farmhouse Style On at the Marin Country Mart






I’d heard about the farmers market at the Marin Country Mart by Larkspur Landing. But what a surprise to discover a little bastion of country farmhouse style, Pottery Barn meets Restoration Hardware with a Bay Area twist. Dining options range from Bel Campo Meats (a farm up north that raises their own cattle) to El […]

Epicuring’s Holiday Food Gift Picks






Creative gift giving is fun & easy with Epicuring’s Picks & Markets Love Apple Farm has 25% off gift certificates for their classes which include cider making, gardening, bee-keeping, and an array of classes with Chez Pim from jam making to macarons and Thai food. Your chocophile friends will love Tante Marie’s “Professional Chocolate Techniques,” […]

San Francisco’s Sweet Shops Guide






DEC. 14 EPICURING INSIDER SWEETS CRAWL – click for more… We were asked by the Style editors of the SF Chronicle to co-curate a selection of our favorite places where a big kid might find tasty treats for Halloween. We were game–and narrowed down our favorites which are featured in Sunday’s Chronicle. Click here to […]