I helped out @SherryYard and her assistant LeahChoi @HelmsBakeryDist at “The Sweet and Savory Spectacular” Food, Wine and Culinary Competition event for C-CAP a non-profit leader providing culinary scholarships for at risk high school students Sunday, October 19 at the gorgeous Art Institutes Santa Monica campus Caught up with @Duff_Goldman, @JetTila, @BarbaraLazaroff, SuzanneTracht @Suzanneatthejar, @SuzanneGoin, Barbara Fairchild @fairchildonfood and the effervescent Lori Wressell and tireless LA C-CAP director, Mitzie Cutler @mitz207! Congrats!
One of my favourite Farm Shops just moments from the Cornwall Shore. Lucy’s team Tracey and Maggie are full of smiles at Padstow Farm Shop supplying locals and visitors alike with outstanding local seasonal food and provisions including handmade bread with grains harvested and milled at the farm plus local fruit, vegetables, meats, sauces, and don’t forget the Kernow chocolate (sea salt is my weakness). I left laden with gifts of chocolate, Cornish sea salt and bottles of Mary’s Shed lavender hand soap! www.padstowfarmshop.co.uk
Always something new and clever at Biscuiteers Baking Company! Biscuiteers make hand-iced chocolates, biscuits and cakes in London. www.biscuiteers.com
A delicious dinner at the landmark Rei do Gado in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district. Cassio the “between shift” bartender (right) makes Caipirinhas learned from his Mum Isabel in Brazil. “It’s the sugar stirred in just so” he told me. Manager Rose and team gave spot-on-service and the endless tastes of marinated roasted meat and salad bar offerings from crab legs, soups, Brazilian palm salad to chocolate chip cookies set in a classic 40′s setting made for a most relaxing eve! www.reidogado.net
A grocery store treasure high in the hills above Kona, Hawaii, the Keauhou Store opened in 1919 is a must visit stop during your next trip to Hawaii! Don’t forget to try the pickled egg salad sandwich and a handful of freshly baked cookies. Aloha!
If you wish to read more about the stores history go to Keauhou Store.
The Mario Batali Foundation (MBF) and Books for Kids (BFK) have announced the opening of another Books For Kids library this fall in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.
Amanda Hirsh, Executive Director of Books for Kids. “Like the other Mario Batali Foundation libraries, this new library with Books for Kids will give underserved youth access to books and greater literacy resources, to help prepare them for school and for life. We are honored to continue this partnership with MBF as we further both of our missions to eradicate illiteracy in this country.”