Category Archives: miscellaneous

Eat Retreat

Eat Retreat: Favas

Two weeks ago, I had the good fortune to spend a weekend in rural Sonoma with an incredible group of food enthusiasts at the first ever Eat Retreat. Founded by an impressive trio of ladies (Laura Brunow Miner, Kathryn Tomajan and Emily Morgan), we were enticed with the tagline Play with your food this spring […]

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Little City Gardens

Brooke Burdner and Caitlin Galloway have spent the past year cultivating salad greens and herbs on a tiny plot of land right here in San Francisco for local restaurants and a CSA. Very inspiring. Watch a fantastic Super-8 video of their project here. Follow their blog here.

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Anonymous Valentines

Mystery Valentines

Last week this intriguing box with tantalizing food references scrawled in delicate cursive was left on the steps of our apartment building. It sat there, unexplained, for 24 hours. At which point we decided that, since there are only two apartments in our building, and neither had staked a claim, it was fair game. Inside […]

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The Reticent Mollusk

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Rowan Jacobsen, author of A Geography of Oysters and the website The Oyster Guide, says this of consuming the delicate bivalves: You have to proceed with confidence and make carnality an asset. Think like a predator. Grab the shell, raise it to your lips, tilt your head back, slurp the oyster in, and give a […]

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Hunt, Gather

Langdon Cook, author of the superb foraging and food blog Fat of the Land, has decided to take on hunting in 2010. There’s no way around the pun: hunting is a loaded subject. It’s a divisive one. But there’s a lot to be said for taking ownership of your food. And a wild animal has […]

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