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Tasty Bites 12.7.04
Event updates each week; more extensive edibles every other

Besos Foods Giveaway

Interested in winning a free Farm-Fresh Meal Kit? You betcha.

Answer nine easy questions and you are automatically entered to win a free Kit. Five winners are chosen each week until January 3, 2005.

Besos Foods is a new San Francisco company founded by two food-obsessed entrepreneurs and a classically trained chef with over 15 years experience.

With their seasonal Meal Kits, it's easy for EVERYONE to make fresh, healthy meals at home with the highest quality, farm-direct ingredients.

Once you order online or by phone, your Kit is delivered straight to your home or office. Fresh, organic produce, herbs, meats, sauces, etc. are all prepped and portioned. Follow the simple cooking instructions, and in 20 minutes, you have a gourmet meal!

Check out Besos Foods' tasty menu.

Events This Week

Holidays in the Raw
Wed, 12/8/04, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Whole Foods, 1010 Park Place, San Mateo; $29/person
Eating raw foods in the winter can be challenging. Our bodies seeking warmth on these cold rainy days often crave warm foods to compensate for the temperature difference outside. This class is designed to make eating raw fun, even in the winter. You will learn about creative recipes that can serve as a basis for all kinds of other raw dishes as well as basic principles about how to add heat to our bodies without using the stove.

Seasonal Cooking on the Fly for Friends & Family
Thu, 12/9/04, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Whole Foods, 1010 Park Place, San Mateo; $29/person
Learn how to make those home cooked meals easy, delicious and quick using time saving tips and tricks. A former chef at the Jimtown Store in Healdsburg, Vanessa also helped create the Jimtown Store Cookbook and currently is the writer and recipe developer for the Northern Pacific region of Whole Foods Market. Click the link for the seasonal menu!

Going Local: The Power of Growing Food Locally
Thu, 12/9/04, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way in Berkeley; Free
More food is produced today than ever before, yet poverty exists alongside obesity, food banks struggle to feed the hungry, food contamination kills more people every year, while small family farms face extinction under industrial agriculture. But it doesn't have to be that way. Join Food First at a panel discussion featuring three food policy experts and activists who will explore the power of supporting locally grown food in the face of mounting industrialization of the world's food system. Panel includes Brian Halweil of the Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC and Christine Ahn from Oakland's People's Grocery. Info: 510-548-2220 x233.

Meet the Producer: Tim Bates of The Apple Farm
Sat, 12/11/04, 10:00am-10:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcadero/Market in SF; Free
Get the lowdown straight from the producer.

Introduction to Permaculture Design
Sat, 12/11/04, 10:00am-1:00pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way in Berkeley;
$10 Ecology Ctr members, $15 others/sliding scale
Take some time during the rainy season to design your backyard, school or community garden. This workshop will cover ecological landscape design basics, including an illustrative slideshow, and will be held indoors at the Ecology Center. Taught by Christopher Shein, who runs Wildheart Gardens, an edible & native permaculture nursery, design and landscaping business in Oakland.

Shop With the Chef: Bibby Gignilliat of Gourmet Gatherings
Sat, 11/27/04, 10:30am-11:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcadero/Market in SF; Free
See and taste the seasonal produce local chefs are buying and cooking!

Mushrooms in Your Garden
Sun, 12/12/04, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio Community Garden in SF; $15 per person
Grow mushrooms organically in your garden as easily as you grow plants! Learn to plug logs with mushroom dowels for raised beds, grow mulch-eating mushrooms under your veggies, and cultivate compost feeders in your compost or worm bin. Then, take home some edible mushroom samples to start your own mushroom garden magic. This is a hands-on class. Call 415-561-7752 to register. Directions sent with confirmation.

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