12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy Cookies

Growing up the Bay Area, it feels like I have been surrounded by good food all my life. But that is not exactly true. Or, if it is true, then I definitely did not notice it until I was a teenager. As a teen, I remember taking the bus to Stanford Shopping Center, just to

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Beverly’s English Toffee

Beverly's English Toffee

Beverly’s English ToffeeOne of the reasons I decided to start this little 12 Days of Local Christmas project earlier this year was because of Beverly’s English Toffee. Cindy turned me onto them last year, and the deadline had already passed for Christmas orders. So, my gift to you this year is letting you know about

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12 Days of Local Christmas, 2010: Kika’s Treats

All summer long, a group of food trucks has been circling up on Friday nights outside Fort Mason to bring together many different tastes of San Francisco in one place in an event called Off the Grid. I finally snuck in a visit in early November, just to see what things looked like. I had

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12 Days of Local Christmas: Small Hand Foods

Small Hand Foods Yesterday, I posted locally distilled spirits from St George Spirits in Alameda. A perfect accompaniment, especially if you plan on making cocktails, are the syrups from Small Hand Foods. In fact, when Genie from The Inadvertant Gardener was recommending St George, she suggested Small Hand Foods syrups in the same tweet. Created

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Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, San Francisco – Beans, Rice and Bread

8 a.m. at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market on a Saturday is a dream come true. I woke up in my hotel at 6:15 a.m., I was so excited. First stop was the Blue Bottle Coffee Company, for a decaf drip. Then onto Primavera for a Mexican-inspired breakfast. Thus fortified, I could now shop! Blue

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Dine out November 11 and support Mission Graduates, San Francisco

fft_banner One of the programs I learned about this weekend at Foodbuzz is the Food For Thought event, in support of Mission Graduates. On Wednesday, November 11th, 25 restaurants in the Mission District of San Francisco will donate a portion of their sales to Mission Graduates, a non-profit organization focused on increasing the number of

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Slow food, pickles a plenty

Pickle exhibitThis weekend was the Slow Food Nation conference/meet-up/thingamabob (what do you call a day devoted to food – ah, yes, nirvana) in San Francisco at the Civic Center and Fort Mason, and I was fortunate enough to go both Saturday and Sunday to the Taste Pavilion. Saturday, I volunteered to work at the Welcome

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