Farm to Fork – Going Local

My friend, Ariel Sultan from Food Guru, invited me to attend a Farm to Fork SF event. Foodies, chefs, and farmers gathered to celebrate and discuss the food industry with a unique focus on making a sustainable impact. Farm to Fork SF is affiliated with the multi-media event space called The Village in San Francisco. At this interactive event, they […]

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Natural Products Expo West 2016: Healthiest Place on Earth

From “supply to shelf,” natural products are making an impact with mainstream consumers. At the 2016 Natural Products Expo West, hoards of visitors headed over to the Anaheim Convention Center for a 3-day epic event. Located across the street from Disneyland, 77,000 attendees packed the Convention Center to experience this edible extravaganza. Representatives from 7 innovative natural food companies were […]

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A Decadent Day at the SF Chocolate Salon Festival

Claire's Squares Table

Between Valentine’s Day and Easter, the Chocolate Salon hosts the sweetest day of the year in San Francisco. At their annual Chocolate Festival in Fort Mason, artisan confectionery companies (mainly Chocolate) handed out bit-sized, heavenly treats to eager crowds. Each year Chocolatiers clamor for the coveted Chocolate Salon awards which is like the Academy Awards for Chocolate companies.

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Cheese Please! Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma

Creamy, fresh fromage blanc; tangy silken chévre; bracing blues, each fascinatingly different from its brothers; tastebud-waking, complex aged triple-crèmes…are you hungry yet?  I am almost always hungry – for cheese. Last weekend, I was among the fortunate attendees at California’s 7th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma, one of the hubs of California’s booming cheese industry. The festival is a […]

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7th Annual Chocolate Salon Festival in San Francisco

San Francisco Chocolate Salon Festival

“Would you like a sparkling beverage with that truffle?” I’m 20 steps into the 2013 7th Annual Chocolate Salon at S.F.’s Fort Mason Center and am already immersed in an extravagant world of chocolate. There are deceptively simple chocolate bars, which become complex when you close your eyes and concentrate on the nuanced flavors. There are sophisticated, creamy truffles, crunchy […]

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