There’ve been quite a few lovely food adventures over recent months, and very few of those have made it here. Let’s remedy that.
Tartine Afterhours, a monthly dinner by the talented and inspiring Samin Nosrat
Then she took us to Hop Kiln Winery, where we got a tour in a pickup truck and were spoiled with oysters and wine.
My friend Dafna, the hardworking lady behind INNAJam, let me tag along with her on a visit to an apricot orchard in Gilroy, the source for her Blenheim Apricot Jam. Then I got to peek behind the scenes where the jam is made in Berkeley. She puts a great deal of effort into sourcing top quality fruit for her jams, and she develops a direct relationship with the farmers in so doing, and that is about as good as it gets. I have an incredible amount of respect for the time and care that she invests in her growing enterprise.