Edible Expeditions and Kimchi Tasting

San Francisco Food Events

This weekend in San Francisco there are two really interesting-looking food events. One is an exhibition of edible plants, and the other is a kimchi judging and tasting contest. Click through for times, addresses, and the full scoop.

From May 7 – November 1, 2009 the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is presenting "Edible Expeditions," an educational journey into the world of edible plants. Learn about how vanilla beans are processed, how chocolate is made, which plants curry sauce comes from, what a chocolate pudding tree is, and more.

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Price: $5
Tuesdays–Sundays (9am–4:30pm)
JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park
415.666.7001

On Saturday, the Studio for Urban Projects is hosting a Kimchi judging/tasting. From the website:

Please come to the first annual CRITTER Kimchi Contest! All are welcome to submit their favorite version of this spicy pickled delicacy. The people’s choice will win $100, second wins $75, and third will get $50. Bring 1 quart of your best Kimchi to CRITTER at 3579 17th street on Saturday May 9th at 1 PM. Tasting opens at 2PM. There will be ongoing demonstration of how Kimchi is made, and plenty of palette-cleansing white rice available, so even if you don’t have a favorite recipe for Kim Chee, or you’ve never tried it before—here’s the best chance to try the best Kimchi at CRITTER.

Studio for Urban Projects
Saturday May 9th from 2 PM to 5 PM
3579 17th Street
San Francisco, CA

(Images: Nina Sazevich and Studio for Urban Projects)