Next week in San Francisco, there are three food-related events at the Commonwealth Club that look very interesting. Check them out! A World of Tea Hosted by Alice Cravens, Owner and Executive Chef, Modern Tea Restaurant
Taste examples of major tea categories as you learn about their history and preparation. What are the different kinds of tea? How should they be prepared? What is timeless, and what is brand new? Join us as Cravens and founder of the Tea Society Pratt come together to share the world of tea from practical knowledge to captivating tea lore.Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Location: Club Office 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 Time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program Cost: $8 members, $15 non-members. Purchase tickets here. From Farm to Feast: How chefs, farmers, and artisans strengthen our community
Chefs, farmers, advocates and food artisans are crafting a new, localized food system through their businesses. From farm to pie shop, through working to convert county parks to places of food production, and by providing local food alternatives, our panelists will inspire you with their passion and dedication toward increasing our access and knowledge of local foods.Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Location: Ferry Building Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd Floor One Ferry Building San Francisco, California 94111 Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. local food and wine reception, 7 p.m. program Cost: $15 Club/CAFF/Slow Food members, $25 non-members. Purchase tickets here. Beef- As American as Apple Pie
Accomplished food writer and James Beard Award winner Fussell traveled across the country from ranches to slaughterhouses to steakhouses, talking with everyone involved in the transformation of cattle into meat. She examines the beef industry's origins, how the industry works and its relationship to American culture and history.Hosted by Betty Fussell, Food Writer; Author, Raising Steaks Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Location: Club Office 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program Cost: $8 members, $15 non-members. Purchase tickets here.