Fried Chicken Galore, Chef of Compassion & More

Who's ready for unlimited fried chicken? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. (Photo courtesy of Tasting Table)

Who’s ready for unlimited fried chicken? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. (Photo courtesy of Tasting Table)

Tasting Table Presents “Bubbly + Crunch”

Great fried chicken will make your eyes roll back into your head. So, too, a fabulous sparkling wine.

Leave it to Tasting Table to pair the two together in one unforgettable night.

Head to “Bubbly + Crunch,” 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 at American Steel Studios in Oakland.

Think unlimited fried chicken and bottomless glasses of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, plus custom cocktails. But wait, there’s more — dessert, of course.

Fried chicken and waffles from FarmerBrown-Little Skillet. (Photo courtesy of Tasting Table)

Fried chicken and waffles from FarmerBrown-Little Skillet. (Photo courtesy of Tasting Table)

Among those dishing up the fried chicken will be: Namu Gaji, Comstock Saloon, Nombe, Pican, Miss Ollie’s, Boxing Room, Abura-Ya, The Thomas, Farmerbrown’sLittle Skillet, and Grease Box. The sweets will be courtesy of: Humphry Slocombe, Pop Art Bakeshop, Delise Dessert Café and Sweet Collections.

Tickets are $70.68 each plus a $4.88 processing fee. Food Gal readers can use the code, “TTCrunch” to get 25 percent off, too. Best yet, 5 percent of proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

4th Annual “Chefs of Compassion”

I’ve been a judge at this wonderful, worthwhile event since its inception. I hope you’ll join me on the evening of Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View for the fourth annual “Chefs of Compassion.”

Four chefs will each cook a course made with ingredients from the food pantry operated by West Valley Community Services, a non-profit that provides support services to those in need.

The chefs are: Isamu Kanai of Bushido in Mountain View; Kha Lu of Hay Market/Kansui Ramen in San Jose; Lee Hernandez of Palacio Restaurant in Los Gatos; and Joel Whitaker of Mixx in Mountain View.

Chef Joel Whitaker of Mixx gathers his provisions from the community pantry. (Photo courtesy of West Valley Community Services)

Chef Joel Whitaker of Mixx gathers his provisions from the community pantry. (Photo courtesy of West Valley Community Services)

Would you believe Chef Lee Hernandez of Palacio Restaurant made this dessert from community pantry provisions? (Photo courtesy of West Valley Community Services)

Would you believe Chef Lee Hernandez of Palacio Restaurant made this dessert from community pantry provisions? (Photo courtesy of West Valley Community Services)

My fellow judges will include: Stewart Putney of Edible Silicon Valley; Mike Inouye of NBC Bay Area; Tracy Lee of Dishcrawl; Chef Manuel Martinez of LV Mar; and Michael Isip of KQED. We’ll pick the best dish. A “People’s Choice” award also will be given out.

Tickets to this benefit are $125 each.

Chefs Galore Coming to the JCCSF

Foodies take note: The Jewish Community of San Francisco has quite the illustrious line-up of culinary speakers coming this fall and winter.

Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.: Who knew that Food & Wine magazine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin once was severely cooking challenged? Hear how friends and chefs rallied to teach her to be a whiz in the kitchen. Chef Tyler Florence will spill the beans on how he helped teach her. Tickets are $25-$35.

Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.: Israeli-born Chef Yotam Ottolengthi‘s oversees an astounding five restaurants in London. He’ll be signing his newest cookbook, “Plenty More.” Tickets are $30-$40.

Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.: Joy Wilson created a sensation with her blog, Joy the Baker. Now, she has her own cookbook, “Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence.” She’ll demonstrate baking techniques and offer a tasting of some of her favorite recipes. Tickets are $25.

Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti. (Photo courtesy of the chef)

Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti. (Photo courtesy of the chef)

Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.: East Bay perfumer Mandy Aftel will be in conversation with Chef Daniel Patterson of Coi restaurant. They’ll talk about her newest book, “Fragrant.” Tickets are $15.

Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.: Baking mavens Rose Levy Bernbaum, Emily Luchetti and Alice Medrich will be talking with Sunset magazine food editor Margo True. Tickets are $25-$35.

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  • Thank goodness (?) I am out of town for the “Bubbly + Crunch” event. Some serious waistline damage avoided!

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