Posted on August 30, 2015 by bayareafoodie
Check out The Farmer & the Chef film documenting the unique relationship between Chef David Kinch (Manresa) and Farmer Cynthia Sandberg (Love Apple Farms).
A beautiful and meditative look at the seasonal restaurant — Food & Wine Magazine
He is a world famous chef with one of best restaurants in the world.
She is a Biodynamic® farmer known worldwide for her award winning heirloom tomatoes.
And one thing connects them…. the food served at Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos,California. Together this farmer and this chef are revolutionizing how diners experience a modern Californian meal.
The Farmer & The Chef is a 1-hour documentary that takes you behind the scenes to see how two creative geniuses grow and serve the perfect meal at two-Michelin Star restaurant Manresa. Watch Cynthia Sandberg move from a 2-acre garden to a 21-acre farm that needs to be transformed into the new Love Apple Farms. And follow Chef Kinch as he confronts the challenges of cooking with a ten fold increase of product. It’s about the passion two people have for farming and cooking in a way that respects and pays homage to their local environment.
Watching them wordlessly root through the farm together is watching two masters at work. — TimeOut New York
Filed under: VERY RANDOM THOUGHTS | Tagged: cynthia sandberg, David Kinch, documentary, film, Manresa, restaurant | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 8, 2015 by bayareafoodie
I can’t beleive it’s been over a year since I blogged. Don’t worry… I have still been eating…
All the new Sprinkles flavors for 2014/2015 so far
See how they ranked
Happy 10 yr anniversary Sprinkles!
- Gingerbread (Dec 2014)
- Apple cinnamon (Apr 2015)
- 10yr anninversary Sprinkle (Apr 2015)
- Pistachio (July 2015)
- Green tea (Aug 2015)
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Posted on March 16, 2014 by bayareafoodie
Back in 2012 I mentioned a documentary my husband was making on chef David Kinch (Manresa) and farmer Cynthia Sandberg (Love Apple Farms). Well, it is finally done! It premiered at the Cinequest film festival on March 9th to a sold out crowd. An encore screening is tonight at 4:30pm. If you are in San Jose check it out. Sorry for the short notice.
For more info and screening dates check out http://thefarmerandthechefmovie.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/thefarmerandthechef
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Posted on January 5, 2014 by bayareafoodie
TORTELLONI PROSCIUTTO w/ MARINARA
I recently had the opportunity to try the new line of Giovanni Rana fresh pastas and sauces. If you live in NY or Italy you may be familiar with Giovanni. From what I read online, he is a very popular guy and has a restaurant in Chelsea Market. All varieties of pasta tasted great but my favorites were the spinach and the mushroom ravs. I don’t have an Italian grandmother but if I did I imagine her bolognese sauce would be just like Giovanni’s. I was really impressed.
FETTUCCINE PAGLIA E FIENO w/ BOLOGNESE
The best part is that you can have dinner on the table in 10 minutes. No exaggerating. The pasta cooks in under 4 minutes. Find the Rana products in your local safeway supermarket –refrigerated section.
Filed under: REVIEWS OF PRODUCTS | Tagged: chelsea market, cooking, fast, food, fresh, Giovanni Rana, italian, ny, pasta, product review, RECIPES, sauces | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 29, 2013 by bayareafoodie
Best meal ever. If you are in Vegas this is a must. Really delicious food. Minus 1 star for leaving smelling like a camp fire. They have an open spit in the dinning area of the restaurant and they were roasting a baby pig and that bad boy was smoking up a storm. I had to air out my clothes when we got back to the hotel.
white asparagus with lemon, thyme and idiazábal cheese
traditional chicken fritters
maine lobster salad with citrus and frisée
shrimp sautéed with garlic
flauta bread brushed with fresh tomato, extra virgin olive oil and serrano ham
sautéed cauliflower with dates and olives
Favorite dish: white asparagus with lemon, thyme and idiazábal cheese. Not crazy about food served out of a shoe.
Filed under: Las Vegas, Outside the Bay Area, PLACES TO EAT/DRINK | Tagged: cooking, food, JALEO, José Andrés, las vegas, restaurant, review, small bites, spanish, tapas | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 23, 2013 by bayareafoodie
We were super excited to go to Baume because it is known for molecular gastronomy. Freeze dried strawberries…let’s just say I wasn’t impressed. Tasted and looked beautiful but not worth the $$$$.
Filed under: Northern CA, Peninsula, PLACES TO EAT/DRINK | Tagged: baume, food, michelin star, molecular gastronomy, palo alto, restaurant, review | Leave a comment »