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

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

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

Salt Event at Williams Sonoma

To quote James Beard, “Where would we be without salt?” But these days deciding which salt to use can be overwhelming.

Table salt, sea salt, rock salt, flake salt, sel gris, Himalayan salt, salt plank, seasoned salts, finishing salts. From the beginning, salt has been an important and integral part of cooking. But what is […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Featured News, Past Events, Scrolling Items, SFPFS News|Comments Off on Salt Event at Williams Sonoma