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Tasty Bites 11.9.04
Event updates each week; more extensive edibles every other

11.11 Tickets

The Future of Food: Film -- Panel -- Party

To read more about Thursday night's film, panel & party, click the links below!

Presale tickets to the party are just about sold out (7 left as of this mailing), but there will be a limited number of tickets at the door! Film & panel pre-sale tickets are still available online or at the Castro Theater box office.

Tickets $10/presales

Information & list of generous sponsors
Tickets $10/presales almost sold out; $15/at the door

Events This Week

in addition to The Future of Food events above

Meet the Farmer: Nash Dweik of EZ Does It Farm
Sat, 11/13/04, 10:00am-10:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcadero/Market in SF; Free
Get the lowdown straight from the producer.

Seed Saving Workshop
Sat, 11/13/04, 10:00am-1:00pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way in Berkeley
$10 Ecology Ctr members, $15 others/sliding scale
Introduction to seed saving for the backyard, school, and community gardener. Find out when and how to harvest seeds from your garden and discover a good way to keep your favorite vegetable varieties year after year. Also, learn about BASIL, the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library. Stop buying seed from multinational corporations and foster some biodiversity of your own!

Shop With the Chef: Christophe Hillel of A16
Sat, 11/13/04, 10:30am-11:30am
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcadero/Market in SF; Free
See and taste what seasonal produce local chefs are buying and cooking!

Antique Faire in the Park - Benefit for CCOF
Sat, 11/13/04, 10:30am-5:00pm
Golden Gate Park in SF
Organic wine and beer tasting garden benefits California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).

Bounty of the Harvest: Holiday Appetites, Party Appetizers
Sat, 11/13/04, 11:00am-3:00pm
Simi Winery, 16275 Healdsburg Ave. in Healdsburg,
$85 per person, $150 per couple - includes lunch, demo, copy of book
Local duck, pumpkins and squash will share the menu with pure style and panache when Simi Chef Eric Lee welcomes local growers for a day of celebrating holiday menus. Lunch will feature tantalizing appetizers as well as Eric's seasonal fare all paired with Simi wines. Sharing the kitchen with Eric will be Tori Ritchie, cookbook author and host of Food Network's Ultimate Kitchens, to cook from her new cookbook Party Appetizers. RSVP: 707-473-3213 or email

Interview and Book Signing: Shannon Hayes ~ Author of The Grassfed Gourmet
Sat, 11/13/04, 11:30am-12:30pm
In front of the Ferry Building, Embarcadero/Market in SF; Free
Part of the CUESA education program.

Cooking with Wild Mushrooms
Sat, 11/13/04, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason Street at Halleck, $45/person
Morel mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini, and other local finds--the possibilities for exciting dishes using wild mushrooms are endless! Kick off mushroom season by learning to pair wild mushrooms with food, as well as where to find them and buy them. Experiment with new recipes using candy-cap mushrooms, huitlacoche (Mexican delicacy), and many others in this hands-on cooking class. Then, enjoy a feast and take home some great new recipes as well as an appreciation for the forest's bounty. Call 415-561-7752 to register.

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