We didn't have fig season where I grew up, but now it's something I look forward to as a California resident. I can't wait for those pretty purple fruits arrive in the markets in late summer so I can try some new way to enjoy them.
The cinnamon flavor of this creamy custard adds just enough spicy interest against the vanilla to be a decadent treat all on its own, no toppings needed.
I recently enrolled in a Pastry Fundamentals class at the San Francisco Cooking School. I'm no stranger to baking, but I figured it would be a good exercise to get some professional training and pick up a few new skills. Plus, the fundamentals of pastries are the basis of ice cream, so this can only... Continue Reading →
We have arrived at part two of my Oregon odyssey and a major highlight of our visit to Portland: a stop at Salt & Straw. While this shop can also be found in San Francisco, I have been holding off so that I could start with the original. Born and raised in Portland, this shop... Continue Reading →
We made our first trip to Oregon over the long weekend for a friend's wedding, and took advantage of the opportunity to spend a couple of extended days there to really get the lay of the the land. Of course, that provided the perfect opportunity to try a bit of the ice cream scene, too.... Continue Reading →
I think may have died and gone to ice cream heaven. The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival was this past weekend right up the street from me at Spark Social SF. According to ABC News Channel 7, "tickets sold out within days and the line around the block stretched into the hundreds." I cannot confirm... Continue Reading →
Summer in San Francisco is a paradox. The days are generally pretty cool and often foggy and grey. There may be a brief, glorious window of sun late morning into mid-afternoon (depending on what part of the city you're in), and then the wind picks up and drags a fresh new blanket of fog over... Continue Reading →
It was a pretty epic weekend in San Francisco. We have been waiting ten years for the new "Grand Central of the West," the Salesforce Transit Center, to open, and this was the weekend it finally happened! A huge grand opening Block Party was held to mark the occasion. While it is functionally a bus... Continue Reading →
I have been looking forward to this stop ever since I saw the kick-off episode of the new season of Chef's Table on Netflix. If you haven't seen the show, do. It's by far the most compelling, well-done documentary-style storytelling I've ever seen - and it's all about food. The latest season is completely dedicated... Continue Reading →