24 January, 2011

San Francisco Bites

As part of the San Francisco Eats exhibit and lecture series at the SF Main Library, I recently sat in on a talk with food/wine-bloggers from The Bay Area. The panel was diverse and inspiring: vinography.com, for example, has been around for SEVEN years! It was great to see others as equally dedicated to ranting about the good things in life as much as I do! Below are each of the four bloggers, a few blurps about their site, and where you can find their blog.

Sabrina Modelle of www.thetomatotart.com
I love to cook, eat, and talk about food. Farmers markets, fancy grocery stores, and ethnic markets—even some that people consider super sketchy are my happy places, but I almost never set foot in a regular grocery store. I’m quirky, full of energy, sensuous, and seeking to balance all of the things I love in my life. Let’s cook, yeah?

Iso Rabins (center) of www.forageSF.com
ForageSF was conceived of by Iso Rabins in early 2008, with the mission to connect Bay Area dwellers with the wild food that is all around them. Through a monthly box of all wild foraged foods, which we call a CSF, we deliver fresh, sustainably harvest wild food to city dwellers. From wild mushrooms to acorn flour, there is a wealth of edible forage just outside our doors that few people know about, and still fewer ever consume. Our goal is to push people out of the supermarket, to get them trying new foods harvested sustainably and fairly by their neighbors. As part of our community focused philosophy, 50% of the profit from the sale of any product we purchase from a forager goes straight to that individual . That is, to the person who collected it.

Corine Dobbs of www.GreenGrapesBlog.com
A registered Dietition (RD), "I say goodbye to fad diets, bogus ''fat-burning'' pills, and processed, non-food food. And, I smile hello to a healthifying lifestyle full of fruits, veggies, and whole grains, sweaty workouts, the occasional "chocolate fix," sleep, family and friend time, and quality "me time" with a focus on health.

Alder Yarrow of www.vinography.com
Vinography began on January 15th, 2004 as a personal project for founder and editor Alder Yarrow. The site is now a respected source for non-mainstream wine writing, and one of the most influential wine blogs on the Internet. Featuring wine and sake reviews, restaurant reviews, editorials, book reviews, wine news, and wine event coverage, Vinography publishes new content daily to a global readership. The site's contributors work hard to create an alternative to the traditional sources and styles of wine journalism, partially through its emphasis on the stories, the people, and the passion behind wine, all told from a decidedly down-to-earth perspective.

*All photos and blurps courtesy of each featured blogs*

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