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June 2011

How to Pick Potatoes

Earlier this month I visited Cape Bjare, Sweden to learn about Karlsson's Vodka. Karlsson's is made from a blend of seven heiroom "virgin new" potatoes. This means that the skin hasn't fully developed into the brown stuff we recognize here in the States. In Sweden, restaurants serve these little tiny... Read more →


Shrubs For Dummies

Last week I took a shrub-making class, lead by Jennifer Colliau of Small Hand Foods and Aaron Gregory of 15 Romolo. (Blueberry-Raspberry-Thyme Shrub Ready for Vinegar) The class was co-hosted by CUESA, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, who puts on the Ferry Building Farmer's Market, farm tours, and... Read more →


Cocktail Menu: Clock Bar's Summer Drinks in San Francisco

Clock Bar in San Francisco has a new set of seasonal cocktails, and they're stacked full of berries. Also: "micro-chrysanthemum nectar." Sounds dangerous. CLOCK BAR SEASONAL COCKTAILS BERRIES, STONE FRUIT, MICRO-GREENS & MELON COLIN’S ANTHEM........................................................ 13 no. 209 gin, house-made micro-chrysanthemum nectar, fresh lemon served tall on crushed ice with... Read more →