In this day and age where people complain that they have no time to read or stay informed, I’m heartened there are projects such as “Cooking Up Stories.”
The second ebook published by the Sunnyvale Public Library, it features 18 short stories about food that were written by Silicon Valley residents.
You’re Invited to #Foodtography
Join yours truly and award-winning photographer Craig Lee, when we host #Foodtography, 7 p.m. May 25 at the Four Seasons in San Francisco.
In this age of food-ecentric social media, this fun event will teach you how to be a better food critic and how to take better food photos.
You’ll get to sample gourmet tastes from the Four Seasons’ Chef Alexander La Motte — after you get a chance to photograph the dishes, of course.
At the end of the evening, you’ll take home a copy of “San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Lyons Press), my cookbook that was photographed by Craig. We’ll personally sign it to you, too.
The event is $35 per person. If you don’t take public transportation, and need to park your car, the hotel is offering a discounted valet rate of $15 that evening. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A Taste of Le Cirque” in San Jose
San Jose’s Capital Club, normally open to members only, is opening its doors wide for a special event this Friday, May 13 that celebrates the fabled New York restaurant, Le Cirque.
“A Taste of Le Cirque” will feature Le Cirque’s corporate executive chef Massimo Bebber cooking a five-course dinner paired with Sicilian wines.
Do you like to share your opinions about food? And photograph what you eat or cook?
Then, you’ll want to join me and award-winning food photographer Craig Lee when we host a workshop, “#Footography,” 7 p.m. April 25 at the Sunnyvale Public Library.
I’ll share the in’s and out’s of food writing these days — whether it be a simple post on Facebook or an in-depth magazine story or even writing a cookbook. Want to break into food writing? Learn what it takes, as well as the benefits and the pitfalls involved. Want to start your own food blog? Learn what that entails — the good, the bad and the crazy.
Craig, who for years was the main food photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle’s food section, will teach you how to compose, light and shoot better food photos — no matter if you’re using a camera phone or a DSLR.
Enjoy a “Meet, Greet, Eat & Signing” with yours truly at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Sunnyvale Library.
Can you think of a better way to spend a part of your Sunday afternoon?
Nope, didn’t think so.
Chef Matt Accarrino of SPQR makes gnocchi in the Google kitchen. (Photo courtesy of Google)
How did New Orleans’ Emeril Lagasse influence Chef Matt Accarrino’s career? And just what does this “Food & Wine Best New Chef 2014” winner think of restaurants that don’t make any of their own pasta?
Take a listen as Accarino of the celebrated SPQR in San Francisco answers these questions and more when he joined me in the teaching kitchen at Google headquarters in Mountain View a few weeks ago for a very special event.
Accarrino and yours truly laughing it up in the kitchen. (Photo by Craig Lee)
The occasion was a cooking demo in conjunction with my cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Lyons Press), to which Accarrino contributed a recipe.