Wine SIG Holiday Cocktail Tasting

The Wine SIG made sure the start of the holiday season was a festive one at our last gathering of 2016, which focused on wine cocktails. On November 14, twelve lucky members gathered at Jennie Schacht’s home in Oakland to taste some unique holiday wine cocktails, researched and prepared by Jennie herself. Our gathering […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Events, Featured News, Past Events, Wine SIG|0 Comments

September Wine SIG: Veggies + Vino – A Culinary Exploration

by Laura Martin Bacon

On a sunny Saturday in late September, creative ideas and seasonal flavors bloomed as our Wine SIG embarked on a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery. The theme “Veggies + Vino” conveyed the essence of this vineyard-and-garden-to-table odyssey, taking us from a multi-sensory tour of the winery’s […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Events, Past Events, Wine SIG|0 Comments

COOKING SIG: 9/19/16

The Cooking SIG held their last meeting of 2016 – and it was outstanding. As is our group’s custom, the subject was “Gifts From The Kitchen.” It was held at the home of Terry Paetzold – also our tradition.

We began our evening with a pizza-making party. Terry made up a batch of pizza dough and some […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Cooking Teachers SIG, Events, Featured News, Past Events, SFPFS News|0 Comments

OAKLICIOUS BBQ!

9/11/2016

A day of Liberty and Justice for All – at the beautiful Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland! Sunshine, delicious food, two raffles, a silent auction, Member Made Fare and an exceptional Taste of Oakland exhibition (curated by Kara Nielsen) greeted SFPFS members and guests while benefiting City College Culinary Arts, The Bread Project, and Oakland-based […]

By |September 25th, 2016|Events, Featured News, Past Events, SFPFS News|0 Comments

Hummus Tasting Results –  SFPFS Food Tasting SIG – Aug 10, 2016

For our blind tasting, we sampled eleven brands of  hummus.  All were plain or traditional.  If you would like a list of all we tasted, email Rita Held directly:  rita@foodandwinepros.com.

# 1  Sabra Classic   10 oz  $4.49
Nice mild lemon, good mild tahini flavor, mild garlic. Very well balanced.  Smooth, thinner texture than others.

# 2  Oren’s […]

A Rosé By Any Other Name: The Wine SIG Tastes Rosé

It was a perfect summer’s eve on Monday, July 18, when ten members of the SFPFS’s Wine SIG gathered at Kara Nielsen’s charming home in Oakland and tasted a round-up of rosés.

Bob Anderson sourced the wines and presented them to the group. We sampled eight wines, ranging in color from pale apricot to Hawaiian […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Events, Featured News, Past Events, Wine SIG|0 Comments

Annual General Meeting

What an exciting, informative evening at City College of San Francisco!!  City College Culinary Program Instructor Barbara Haimes and talented students from the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Department crafted a delectable menu, including an array of appetizers and wine, serving SFPFS members with gracious professionalism.

The invigorating agenda consisted of 2015 Highlights and Board […]

By |February 4th, 2016|AGM, Events, Lifetime Achievement, Past Events|0 Comments

November 16, 2015 Wines of Uncertainty Recap

Wine SIG: Wines of Uncertainty
November 16, 2015 at the home of Rene Matthew
Coordinated by Victoria Green
Review by Sean Timberlake

We all have that stray bottle, hanging around. Perhaps bought impulsively while traveling years ago, or a gift, or perhaps aged too long. The contents of every bottle are somewhat unknown, but these are downright uncertain.

So […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Events, Special Interest Groups, Wine SIG, Wine SIG|0 Comments

Culinary Oils Tasting – The Power of Curiosity

September 16, 2015 at Ketchum Food Studio
Coordinators: Maurine Killough and Rita Held
Review by Penni Wisner

It began with her husband’s impulse purchase: a liter bottle of avocado oil. Our Maurine Killough got curious. And had questions: How to use it? Who made it? And, since avocados cost good money, why was this large bottle of […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Events, Featured News, Past Events, SFPFS News|1 Comment

Nona Lim Production Tour and Tasting

by Sophia Markoulakis

On a sunny afternoon in July, 13 members of the SFPFS gathered at past president Nona Lim’s west Oakland production facility to learn more about her award-winning line of ready-to-eat (and heat) soups, broths and noodles. Nona welcomed us into her staff lunch room and provided background on her journey from the […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Events, Food Tour, SFPFS News|Comments Off on Nona Lim Production Tour and Tasting