Archive for the 'Events' Category

Heart’s Delight

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Last night’s dinner was lovely. I’ll admit to a more than a bit of terror when Eulipia was slammed by the dinner rush just as everyone arrived from the farm, but soon enough the food started flowing out of the kitchen. People seemed to like it. I did manage to smile for the camera with […]

Kitchen Confidential

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Yesterday’s prep work went very well. Sean, Kerri, Robert, and I beavered away, finishing the peppers, biscotti, flatbread, stock and beans. Amie brought by an enormous harvest from the farm, leading me to consider adding a bonus menu item. Here’s Sean, chopping very spicy chilis. We got to wear jackets and look very professional. This […]

Dishing and plowing

Friday, October 16th, 2009

First, Sunset maagzine came out to the farm a little while ago, and posted about it in their gardening blog. Second, I went to a SubCulture Dining event last night. (WARNING: site plays music!) Ordinarily, the hipper-than-though vibe (evinced by that annoying website, and the s00per-seekrit instructions) would have put me off completely, but this […]

Oscar’s only ostrich

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Today I went to beautiful Mission San José, which is, inexplicably, in Fremont, for the Olive Festival. It was very cute, in a small town festival way. (And Fremont is not a small town.) There were cheesy jewelry booths and odd, animal-shaped purses, but what there really was, was olive oil. Lots and lots of […]

Pie Ranch

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Last night I completed my around-the-bay food extravaganza with the Pie Ranch “Dinner with Adelaide.” It was a lovely, lovely evening. First delight was the parking area bordered by more naked ladies than I’ve ever seen together in one place. I drove up right behind Tom Broz, of Live Earth Farm, and we talked on […]

Eat Real

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I had a great time at the Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square in Oakland. So much so that I urge you to make some time to go check it out (and it might be cooler tomorrow.) The portions were sized for grazing, and the prices were all in whole dollar increments, and pretty […]

Butchery and Belgian Bier

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Last night, I attended another butchering event, a demonstration and meal by Dave the Butcher (who does have a last name; it’s Budworth.) It was at La Trappe Café in San Francisco, and featured goat, both cut up and cooked. Butchering a goat is very much like butchering a lamb, from what I could see, […]

If you give a moose a muffin

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The premise of this blog is that I actually do something every day that relates to local food (always true) that is worth writing about (sometimes a stretch.) Today I rode along the Guadalupe River trail and saw even more elder bushes, and two stands of rose hips (where I didn’t actually remember any roses […]


Monday, June 15th, 2009

Yesterday afternoon, while we were discussing our own farm dinner, Amie said, “Who pays money for these kind of events, anyway?” And I said, “I do!” Last night was one such do, called Couchon 555, not a farm dinner, but a celebration of pork. All of these events have to be for some sort of […]

The Cool Kids

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a benefit, called “Dirt to Dining,” for the Ecological Farming Association, who brings you Eco-Farm every January at Asilomar. While I wouldn’t necessarily suggest that you attend Eco-Farm alone without knowing anyone there and share a room with a young woman who decides to invite in a stranger after you go […]

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