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Mad Science Mocktails & Miraculous Miracleberries

  Join the mad scientists at Counter Culture Labs in Oakland and learn to make liquid nitrogen ice cream, farm cheese, Fight Club soap, mad science mocktails, and more. Come for a full day of Valentine’s workshops or choose one or two favorites. Cost: $20 per workshop. See details and signup links below: Saturday February…

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Put a Song in Your Heart

  Enjoy a delightful and intimate Valentine’s Day celebration at Alameda restaurant C’era Una Volta. With a Song in my Heart features songs about love and romance performed by four extraordinary singers. The evening starts with a four-course meal and wine, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the James Toland Vocal Arts, which…

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Truffle Time

  Celebrate Alice Medrich and Bay Area chocolatiers as you indulge in luscious samples and find gifts for Valentine’s Day. Taste confections, bars, and truffles from Charles Chocolates, Lonohana Estate Chocolate, Barlovento Chocolates, Humphry Slocombe, Dick Taylor Chocolate, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Laura Chenel Cheese, Dandelion Chocolate, and Alexandre Family Farm.  Alice Medrich will be signing books,…

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Celebrating Black Farmers through Film

  Join Pollinate Farm & Garden and Farms to Grow, Inc. for the third annual Black Hands in the Soil, an evening of film about the legacy of Black farming in the United Sates and around the world. The evening’s feature documentary, 40 Acres and a Mule, details the early struggles of Black farmers in the…

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Get the Scoop on Sustainable Food and Farming

Join this gathering of farmers, ranchers, food experts, and homesteaders for Sierra Harvest’s annual Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. You’ll learn about best practices, tour area farms, and get ideas for enhancing your home garden, farm, or food business. Participants craft their own curriculum, choosing from 20 workshops including fire preparedness, seasonal meal planning, basic and emergency…

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Squash for Dessert!?

Kabocha Squash Crème Caramel Recipe by Anaviv’s Table Chef Kadie Vita   The chefs at Anaviv’s Table relish each season for the unique produce that becomes available. So if winter is making you feel a little blue, Chef Kadie Vita has the perfect antidote, this delicious Kabocha Squash Crème Caramel. Kabocha, a Japanese winter squash,…

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Nik Sharma Visits Market Hall

  Come meet Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle food columnist and author of the blog A Brown Table, at Market Hall on February 2. You can get a signed copy of his first book, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food, and have a chance to taste some of the book’s recipes like Curry Leaf Popcorn Chicken; Deviled Eggs with…

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Do You Love Cheese?

If so, start planning now for California’s premier cheese event, the California Artisan Cheese Festival. Seminar presenters have just been announced and include Planet Cheese author Janet Fletcher; cheese expert Juliana Uruburu; American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals Vanessa Chang and Rachel Perez; Cheese Twins and Food Network celebrities Charlie and Michael Kalish; and co-founder of Culture Magazine Lassa Skinner. Seminar topics…

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Swaptime for Gardeners

Scion: A detached living portion of a plant—such as a bud or shoot—that can be grafted onto rootstock to create a new plant that joins the strength of the rootstock with the desired characteristics of the scion. Gardeners interested in having heirloom varieties of fruit growing in their yard do this sort of grafting.  At…

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