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Member Spotlight: Erica Peters

Meet SFPFS member and food historian Erica Peters

Erica J. Peters, Ph.D., is the director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California and author of San Francisco: A Food Biography (2013) and Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam: Food and Drink in the Long Nineteenth Century (2012). She received her bachelor’s degree in history and literature […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Featured Members|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Helen Roberts

Helen Roberts has had a distinguished career at Kikkoman test kitchens where she was a recipe developer and tester, and created culinary videos showing new ways to work with Kikkoman’s range of products.  She also served as president of Les Dames Escoffier – San Francisco for the past 2 years. Her early culinary training […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Featured Members, Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Carolyn Tillie

With an MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing, Carolyn has been successfully combining her love of food and the arts in the creation of Gastronomically-inspired jewelry for over a dozen years. Interspersed with creating artwork, she has written and been published in numerous magazines and just released her first book, “Oysters – A Global History” […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Featured Members, Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Kara Nielsen

Kara Nielsen is a food and beverage trend expert with over a decade of experience translating trends for strategic brand growth and innovative product development. She is Vice President, Trends & Marketing at CCD Innovation, a strategic food and beverage innovation agency based in Emeryville. Kara also has experience creating and sharing consumer and […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Featured Members, Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Richard Tarlov

Richard Tarlov owns Canyon Market in San Francisco. Opened in 2006 with his wife Janet, Canyon serves the Glen Park neighborhood with natural and organic groceries, cheese, prepared foods, an on-site organic bread bakery, produce, meat and seafood as well as a full wine and beer department, coffee bar and catering. Prior to opening […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Featured Members, Member Profiles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Member Profile: Betsy Haley

Betsy Haley turned her background in fine art and her love of cooking into a career in food styling. Her blog betsylife.com features a variety of recipes, fun videos, and lifestyle content reflective of her home in California with her husband and dogs.

When did you first decide you wanted to make food your career?
I […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Featured Members, Featured News, Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Profile: Roberta Klugman

As a specialty food and wine retailer, importer, and distributor in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1980s and 1990s, Roberta Klugman actively participated and keenly observed what is now recognized as the American culinary renaissance. For several years she served as executive director of The American Institute of Wine & Food. Founding […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Featured Members, Member Profiles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Member Profile: Sean Timberlake

Sean Timberlake is the founder of Punk Domestics, a community and aggregation site for food preservers and DIY enthusiasts, and Senior Content Marketing Manager for Sun Basket, a healthy meal kit delivery service featuring organic and sustainable ingredients. He has been writing professionally for more than 20 years, and has written on food preservation for Cooking […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Featured Members, Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Profile: Frankie Whitman

Frankie Whitman is the marketing director for Rubicon Bakers in Richmond, California.  She has had a long career in food and has worked in marketing for Peet’s, Scharffen Berger Chocolates, Niman Ranch, and a host of other Bay Area food brands.  Frankie currently is the Book SIG chair for the SFPFS and in the […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Featured Members, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WINE SIG: Merlot

You’ve no doubt seen the Blendtec videos that ask the question, “Will it Blend?” In the case of Merlot, the focus of our May Wine SIG tasting, the answer is a resounding “yes!”

Our sensory tour guide, Sean Timberlake, wrote a well-researched presentation on the grape, its history, production and price trends—so thorough that I […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Featured News, Past Events, Wine SIG|0 Comments