Let’s Give A Shuck For The Earth! On April 20 join Hog Island Oyster Co. for their first Dine & Donate of 2019. 10% of the days sales will benefit the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition – a partnership with shellfish growers nationwide working collaboratively toward climate action and securing a low carbon future.
Shellfish growers and the Nature Conservancy joined forces to form the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition, a group dedicated to fighting for a low-carbon future and the renewable energy needed to sustain the shellfish and the natural systems they depend upon. Human impact on the Earth’s climate system is well-documented, and it’s happening right now. The founding farmers of the SGCC recognize that climate change and carbon pollution pose a range of threats to their businesses and to food production more generally.
A monumental Polar Bear will roared to life in front of the Ferry Building on Harry Bridges Plaza this week. The artwork is a key public art event affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit here in San Francisco September 12th-14th.
The sculpture is the creation of artist, Don Kennell and his company, DKLA Design from Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was built with support from Burning Man Project and debuted at Black Rock City. “We want to crack people’s hearts open with this artwork,” says Lisa Adler, co-owner of DKLA Design.
The sculpture is made with a structural steel armature and about 100 car hoods salvaged from wreckage yards near the artists’ studio. The sculpture depicts a standing polar bear. The title, “Long View” refers to polar bear behavior in the wild as polar bears will stand up to look out far into the distance, into the future. For the artist, this pose serves as a metaphor for what humans need to do on climate change. The sculpture is built as a tower in eight sections.
The Slanted Door’s dessert department has been busy creating beautiful desserts. Their Pastry Chef Roselynn Vu has created some delicious new desserts to please all the mothers in your life. Like these S’mores, with manjari chocolate custard, graham crumbs, brownie, toasted meringue served with graham cracker ice cream and new sorbet of the month– passionfruit and banana.
Easter week wouldn’t be complete without Acme Bread‘s Sorta Cross Currant Bun, a slightly sweet currant and spice bun with the pleasant pop of candied citrus. They’re available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, including Easter Sunday. Place a special order in person at the sales counter no later than 12 noon the day before pickup to guarantee supply. Otherwise they are available on a first-come, first-serve
With more than 300 participating chefs representing 175+ businesses, CUESA’s Market to Chef Program reaches deep into the culinary community. The program supports chefs through exclusive access to priority parking and equipment at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, a monthly email specific to industry needs, educational opportunities, and invitations to CUESA’s cooking demos and fundraisers that increase chefs’ public visibility
Want to make your sweetheart’s day extra special? Mariposa’s chocolate layer cake is a perfect way to show your love! Shaped as a heart, this moist cake is dressed with a smooth chocolate ganache. As they say, “The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.”
Chocolate Banana Marble Tea Cake: Fresh ripe bananas marbled with moist chocolate cake give this tea loaf just the right sweetness for a special Valentine’s treat.
Sweetheart Cookies: A delightful bunch of heart shaped sugar cookie sandwiches filled with semi-sweet chocolate ganache. A perfect gluten-free Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart!
‘Butter’ Cookies: These delicate heart shaped cookies have all the deliciousness of a traditional butter cookie without the butter (or gluten)! Topped with pink and red sanding sugar!
Viennese Tea Cookies: These bite size cookies are made with almonds and vegan butter then tossed in powdered sugar, similar to a Mexican Wedding Cookie or a Russian Tea Cookie – delicate and perfectly sweet.
Donuts: Mariposa’s vegan chocolate donuts are a customer favorite, don’t miss out!
Marcella Hazan did for Italian cooking what Julia Child did for French. Her book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, was the cookbook for Italian foods of her generation. Hazan, born in 1924, was a lover of good food and received many prestigious awards, such as the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. In the New York Times article Marcella Hazan and Her Namesake Bean, her husband Victor Hazan the wine writer says, “To Marcella, one of the ultimate pleasures in life was warm beans with good olive oil.” So naturally she found her way to Steve Sando‘s Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Food. They became online pen pals, and it wasn’t long before he asked her what bean she most missed from Italy. She told him it was the Sorana, a tiny creamy cannellini bean with the thinnest skin. The Rancho Gordo staff went hunting for the seed and through some sleuthing and luck, they found it. Marcella passed away as the first batch of beans were harvested, and owner Steve Sando named these beans Marcella to honor her memory.
A romantic mood will envelop the 1898 Ferry Building Marketplace on Valentine’s weekend. Providing a rare opportunity to experience the magic and beauty of the waterfront at night, our annual Food From the Heart event will kick off on Friday night, February 10th, in the romantic Grand Nave.
Merchants and restaurateurs at the Marketplace will offer chocolate tastings and seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and local Napa Valley Vintners will pour wine. The event is free with nominal charges for food and wine samples. Marketplace shops will all be open from 5 to 7:30pm for Valentine shopping on Friday night. There will be tango dancing and classical music to serenade visitors. There will be delicious hors d’oeuvres for $2-6 each, and vintners will pour wine for $4 per taste.
Proceeds from purchases of wine and hors d’oeuvres will benefit Slow Food San Francisco’s programs such as the School Garden Projects. Tickets will be available the night of the event at tables throughout the Marketplace. Marketplace will be open until 7:30 p.m. for Valentine shopping.
There are so many reasons to return to the Ferry Building Marketplace, but did you know that there’s an excellent reason to bring your empty olive oil bottle with you? Or any bottle for that matter. As long as it’s clean and dry. At Stonehouse Olive Oil, they have a refill policy that has been helping cooks, home and professional, for years now. Bring in your bottle to the shop and they can refill it right there and you save $3 off the shelf price. How great is that? The oils that are available to refill are their most popular ones so give them a call to make sure they have the one that you want. The knowledgeable staff at the shop will be happy to help you.