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Tasty Bites 1.19.05
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Events This Week

Eco-Farm Conference 2005
Wed-Sat, 1/19/05-1/22/05; price depends on day(s) attending
Asilomar Conference Center in Asilomar, CA
25th anniversary! Features prominent keynote speakers and more than 50 workshops on the latest advances in agricultural production, marketing, research, and important issues.

Winter Foods to Warm the Body and Soul
Fri, 1/21/05, 6:30pm-8:30pm; $29/person
Whole Foods, 1010 Park Place in San Mateo
Join award-winning chef Jenny Huston for a class sure to keep the winter blues at bay! Chef Huston has over 26 years' experience, including SOHO Charcuterie in New York City and Chez Panisse Café and Hayes Street Grill in the Bay Area.

Intro. to "Grow Biointensive" Techniques
Sat, 1/22/05, 10:30am-12:30pm; $21
Common Ground, 559 College Ave. in Palo Alto
How do you get sustainably high yields, while building the fertility of your soil? The class emphasizes a whole-system approach.

Returning to Roots
Sun, 1/23/05, 10:00am-1:00pm; $18/person (Pre-registration required)
Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason Street at Halleck in SF
Ever been boggled by beets, turned off by turnips, or passed on parsnips because you're not sure how to prepare them? Well, here's a chance to unearth the goodness from the ground with a variety of seasonal root vegetables. Find out about simple ways to roast roots, puree them into soups, and make delectable gratins that will have you coming back for seconds.

Shop Whole Foods to Support Animal Welfare
Tue, 1/25/05
Whole Foods Markets
On this day Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of sales at all of their stores to the new Animal Compassion Foundation. This non-profit organization provides education and research services to assist and inspire ranchers and meat producers to achieve a higher standard of animal welfare excellence. Join them in their efforts to help ensure the fair and humane treatment of animals.

Coturri Wine Maker & Mushroom Dinner
Tue, 1/25/05; 5-course prix fixe with Coturri wine pairing $65/person
Millennium Restaurant, 580 Geary St. in SF
Tony Coturri of [organic] Coturri Vineyards, Chef Eric Tucker, The King of Mushrooms, and San Francisco's Mycological Society join forces to present the "Best Damn Dinner Made From Fungus!" 'Garagista' Tony Coturri will explain his very unique approach to creating wines rich with biodynamic fruit and naturally occurring yeast. His efforts bring forth the most interesting portfolio of varietals that magically compliment Tucker's cuisine. Seating is available from 5:30pm until 9:00pm. Call for reservations: 415.345.3900 ext. 0.

San Francisco Dine-About-Town
1/1/05-1/31/05; $21.95 for lunch and $31.95 for dinner
San Francisco’s annual January fiesta of affordability at a bounty of top restaurants lasts the entire month of January. Three-course prix-fixe dining deals—$21.95 for lunch and $31.95 for dinner—are available at participating restaurants, including organic-friendly: 1550 Hyde Cafe & Wine Bar, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, Acme Chophouse, aziza, bacar restaurant & wine salon, BIX, Bizou, Campton Place Restaurant, Côte Sud Restaurant, EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar, Foreign Cinema, Le Colonial, MarketBar, One Market Restaurant, Rose Pistola, Rubicon, Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Cafe...

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