Sean Timberlake

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    June 4, 2013

    Class Alert! Master The Art of Fermentation, Indian Dosas and More

    If you're a parent looking for an alternative to a summer camp, the Junior Chefs intensive workshop ($325) at Draeger's in San Mateo on the week of June 24 might be up your alley. The hands on class takes place each day from 9 a.m. to noon, covering different themes such as breakfast, pasta, Asian f ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    SFoodie's 2012 Farmers' Market Schedule and Map

    View San Francisco Farmers Markets 2012 in a larger mapDespite concern over the possibility that we may soon have too many farmers markets, the San Francisco farmers' market scene remains as robust as ever. The last few years have seen a major proliferation of neighborhood markets, and even local ho ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Are You FarmCurious? Don't Be Shy, There's a Pop-Up Event

    FARMcurious Pop-Up at Pot and Pantry Where:Pot and Pantry, 3412 22nd St. (at Guerrero), 206-1134 When: Sun., July 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: free ​The rundown:This Sunday, get ready for too many Ps: it's a Pop-Up Party at Pot and Pantry. There's a sprawling agenda, but we think you can handl ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Swap Meet for Pickles, Preserves and other Homemade Goodies

    Framboise​Punk Domestics & BCF Food Preservation Swap Where: Blue Chair Fruit Kitchen, 4629 Martin Luther King, Jr (at 47th St), Oakland; (510) 654-BLUE When: Fri., July 15, 6-8 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: On Friday, our very own Sean Timberlake (if he allows us to assert ownership) is st ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    SFoodie Bloggers: Behind the Music

    Artist's rendition of the SFoodie blog team.​Before I started writing for SFoodie, I imagined the bloggers as a tight-knit team of scallywags, palling around town and sharing robust food adventures. Thus I was scandalized when former SFoodie editor John Birdsall told me many of the bloggers ha ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase Brings Money Down to the Soil

    beyondtheplate.netBrentwood's Frog Hollow Farm.​Most people are familiar with Slow Food, the organization founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986 to encourage a return to traditional foodways and reconnect with the sources where our food comes from. So what if we took the same mentality and applied i ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Surveying Stout Beer Jelly and Biodynamic Wine at Taste of Mendocino

    Sean TimberlakeBlack Dog Farm's jams and preserves range from the mundane to the quirky.​Monday's Taste of Mendocino event brought some of the best nibbles and sips from the county to Fort Mason to sample. Under the expansive roof of the Festival Pavilion, long rows of booths offered up tempti ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Meet the Bloggers: Jesse Hirsch

    You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Name: Jesse Hirsch Blogs about: Events and Happenings Richard Reyes​Having moved here from Queens, New York, last October, Jess ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Meet the Bloggers: Gil Riego, Jr.

    You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Gil Riego, Jr. Contributes: Food photography (look here, here, and here) You might call Gil Riego, Jr., an omnivore of photography. ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Meet the Bloggers: Alastair Bland

    Alastair BlandDefinitely the Best Photo Ever.​You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Alastair Bland Blogs about: Beer and wine Alastair Bland may be one of the only ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Meet the Bloggers: Luis Chong

    Jesse HirschLuis Chong. ​You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Luis Chong Blogs about: cheap food, ramen, the esoteric In an Internet log-jammed with aspiring write ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Cold Ice, Hot Tofu, and Fresh Croissants: This Week in Food Bloggery

    John BirdsallStarter Bakery croissants.​Highlights from the blog this week:1. SFoodie bloggers locate two dishes I've been curious about for a while: Luis Chong finds Taiwanese-style shaved ice in the Outer Sunset, just in time for a mini heat wave, and Sean Timberlake writes an SF92 post about th ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Meet the Bloggers: Sean Timberlake

    Sean Timberlake.​You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Sean Timberlake Blogs about: DIY, farmer's markets, homesteading Given that Sean Timberlake founded something ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Make Your Own Rhubarb Booze with Sean Timberlake

    Genie GrattoSean Timberlake.​Class: Rhubarbooze! Where: 18 Reasons, 593 Guerrero (at 18th St.) When: Wed., April 27, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $50 The rundown: SFoodie contributor Sean Timberlake is giving rhubarb lessons next Wednesday, and here's our unbiased take: It'll be the best class ever taught. As ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    No. 20: Sardine and Avocado Toasts from Contigo

    Christian HaasContigo's sardine and avocado toasts, $2.50 a piece.​SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition. Here in California, ingredients rule the table. Excellent, impeccable produce and proteins, minimally manipulated, almost always resul ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    50 Fremont Brings Farm-Fresh Produce to Mondays

    View San Francisco Farmers Markets 2011 in a larger map Hey, remember when we said that if you wanted a farmers' market on Monday or Friday, you were SOL? Well, as of today, that's no longer true. A brand-spankin'-new market has bloomed in a public plaza at 50 Fremont in the Financial District. Its ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    No. 27: Fava Greens from Tairwa'-Knoll Farms

    CUESAFava greens at the Saturday Ferry Plaza market, $6 per pound.​SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition. ​As the winter rains fade and the sun finally shines on the city's farmers' markets, perhaps the last thing you want to fill your sac ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Maps, Maps, Maps: This Week in Food Bloggery

    kennejima/FlickrCastro Farmers Market: Back in business.​Five SFoodie highlights from this week:1. Sean Timberlake just updated the map of San Francisco farmers' markets that Jun Belen created last year. Then he came up with a schedule of markets, listed by day of the week. This is one for the boo ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Avocados: Guac This Way

    Sean TimberlakeCan a mess of avocados and you'll have access to green stuff all year long.​One of the surest signs of spring at our markets is the appearance of avocados, starting with the smooth-skinned bacon variety and leading up to the more popular, creamy Hass, so well suited to guacamole ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Fatted Calf's Happy Hour: A Nibble, a Sip, and Some Butchery

    Sean TimberlakeA butcher goes to work with a hacksaw at Fatted Calf's Wednesday happy hour.​Carnivores squealed with glee when Fatted Calf opened its doors in Hayes Valley last year, giving owner-butcher Taylor Boetticher's own brand of artisanal charcuterie a permanent home in San Francisco. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Top Chef Loses a Fan, San Francisco Sweets Gain THC

    What's missing from this season's Top Chef? A little San Francisco magic, maybe.​Highlights from the blog this week:1. Carina Ost, our Top Chef chronicler, may be a devoted fan of the cooking show, but her patience with the series is wearing out. Quickfire, Bravo! Time to re-season this show. Mayb ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    New Cannabis Edibles Focusing on Flavor, Not Just the Buzz

    Molly DeCoudreaux/Seventh HouseToasted quinoa chocolate treats from San Francisco's Seventh House. Yeah, they're literally toasted.​Medical marijuana has provided solace for Californians with chronic pain, nausea, lost appetite, and other problems due to injury and disease. But not everyone wa ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 12: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Muddled Dishes...

    Turkinator/Flickr​Last night's episode of Top Chef: All-Stars marked the end of the New York challenges. Why not leave New York the same way so many came in? We're talking Ellis Island. For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a dish from ingredients in a ferry's snack bar. Ti ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    When Life Gives You Lemons ...

    rachel_titiriga/FlickrIf you have your own backyard tree, you can easily feel overwhelmed.​Make lemonade? Screw that. I can think of about ten million better things to do with lemons. So come on, life, give me more lemons. Lemons are burstingly abundant right now. If you're lucky enough to h ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Charcutepaloozers: Brine It On

    Cathy Barrow/Mrs. Wheelbarrow's KitchenBeef, corning.​Who knew there was so much pent-up demand to cure meat at home? After Cathy Barrow and Kim Foster first launched the Charcutepalooza challenge, the number of bloggers ballooned into the dozens, and then the hundreds. By the time they closed ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Morgan Maki, aka Professor Meat, Breaks It Down

    Sean TimberlakeMorgan Maki stuffed 2,000 years of meat history into 2 hours.​Morgan Maki knows his meat. But Bi-Rite's butcher and charcutier is versed in more than mere technique; Maki is a meat historian, and the depths of his knowledge and passion read through in the finished product. At ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Pickle Mavens at Macy's

    SusieFoodie/FlickrKaren Solomon, left, with SFoodie's Sean Timberlake.​Free Pickling Class Where: Macy's Union Square, 170 O'Farrell (at Stockton), 397-3333 When: Sat., Feb. 5, 2 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Salt your pork, pickle your peppers. It's not just meat that needs preservation in ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Free Produce at Ferry Plaza! Sort Of

    Sean TimberlakeBe among the frst 50 to get a coupon at Ferry Plaza tomorrow, and you can walk away with a free bunch of beets from County Line.​Deal fiends who eat produce: Get your fix starting tomorrow, Feb. 1, at the Tuesday Ferry Plaza farmers' market, when CUESA's "First 50 Freebies in Fe ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Charcutepalooza: Bloggers' Meat-Cure Challenge Ups the Stakes

    mrswheelbarrow.comDIY pancetta from Charcutepalooza co-creator Cathy Barrow.​What happens when you combine meat, salt, and time? Evidently, a cultural phenomenon. Late last year, bloggers Cathy Barrow of Mrs Wheelbarrow's Kitchen and Kim Foster of The Yummy Mummy got talking on the subject o ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Beets, Glocks, and Pig Knuckles: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Kari Sullivan/FlickrPickled beets are just the beginning.​Five highlights from the blogs this week:1. With even more enthusiasm (and considerably more planning) than last year, we've taken up the annual challenge of profiling 92 of the city's best dishes on the 92 weekdays leading up to the 2011 B ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    It's Winter ― Beet It

    Sean TimberlakeBeets are a year-round presence at local markets.​Beets. People either love 'em or hate 'em. Personally, I love them, and think that most people who claim to hate them have only had flabby, flavorless slabs from a tin can. Fresh beets are sweet and have a complex, earthy flavor ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Cool Food Gifts from La Cocina's Holiday Fair

    Sean TimberlakeSuprise: Sweets Collections' decorative gelatin creations are completely edible.​I know, I know, I'm supposed to be mister DIY, eschewing packaged goods so I can toil away in the kitchen milling my own flour, harvesting local sugar cane, and carefully tending orchards of orchids ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    No Time for DIY? Tonight's La Cocina Gift Fair Should Take Care of That

    La Cocina​An admission: While we'd love to devote a Saturday to the kind of chutney-making or other DIY food crafting Sean Timberlake is such a brilliant advocate for, we know we won't. Not even close. Between work spillover, picking up shirts at the cleaner's to avoid looking ratty at holiday ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    DIY for the Holidays: Chutneys!

    Shae Irving/Hitchhiking to Heaven Chutneys ― like this spicy apple and quince version ― make colorful and flavorful holiday gifts.​SFoodie's weekly guide to food-crafting gifts for the holidays. Chances are, unless you have a cultural connection to the Indian subcontinent or U.K., chutney ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    DIY for the Holidays: Homemade Liqueurs

    Sean TimberlakeInfused spirits are among the easiest gifts to make and some of the nicest to get.​ The first of SFoodie's weekly guides to food-crafting gifts you can make. Giving booze for the holidays always reminds me of my grandfather. It's not that he was a big drinker, quite the contrar ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Pom and Circumstance

    Sean TimberlakeA spike in health claims has meant an abundance of pomegranates in the markets.​More than any other fruit, pomegranates are my harbingers of the holidays. After Thanksgiving, when my family would put out bowls of fruits and nuts, I would always go for one of those big, red globe ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Flight of the Concords (and Other Varieties): How to Preserve Grapes

    P200eric/FlickrGrape varieties at the Ferry Plaza farmers' market.​My name is Sean, and I have a grape problem. If I purchase a bunch (or 10) of grapes, I will mindlessly sit and eat them, one by one, preferably chilled, until they are gone and I have an aching stomach. I seriously cannot help ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Feel the Burn

    Sean TimberlakeHot right now: Thai chiles.​Indian summer's come and gone, but it's not too late to capture a piece of the season's heat in a jar. Hot peppers are still lingering at the markets. Some of the more exotic varieties have passed, but common peppers like Thai chilies, pictured, are s ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    California Nuts/Angry Shoppers: This Week in Food Bloggery

    A photo from Lara Hata's Commonwealth slideshow.​A few of the highlights from the blog this week:1. Summer Tomato's Darya Pino debuts on SFoodie with a revelation that California macadamias exist -- in fact, you can find them in Scream's macadamia-vanilla sorbet. 2. On the frozen-foods tip, Tamara ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Oh, Pears!

    Sean Timberlake​Pears are among the most fleeting fruit at the market, with each variety only having a season of just a few weeks at most. We're seeing the final round of varieties during the next couple of weeks, so get your hands on some while you can. On the upside, they tend to be plenti ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Whisky, Pie, and Franken Berry: The Week in Food Bloggery

    Benimoto/FlickrYou think you can bake like this?​Highlights from the blog and beyond:1. You have two days left in WhiskyWeek, another excuse to get drunk in the name of furthering your culinary education. Lou Bustamante offers a primer on whiskey/whisky (getting the spelling right is one of the ba ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    No Ticket to BlogHer Food 2010? You Can Still Take Part

    ​Over the next couple of days San Francisco plays to the second annual BlogHer Food conference, headquartered at the gorgeous InterContinental and featuring a jam-packed schedule. Big-name food bloggers will be speaking (Food Gal Carolyn Jung, Steamy Kitchen's Jaden Hair), including SFoodie's ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    BlogHer Food Is So Gay

    Matt Bites blogger Matt Armendariz.​Have you noticed it? That extra something in the air? Has your food started tasting a little extra sparkletastic, like it's made with Unicorn Meat™? It's no coincidence. The foodie world is getting an extra shot of fabulous thanks to the BlogHer Food confe ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Endless Summer. Squash, That Is

    Sean TimberlakeWhen it comes to squash, summer never seems to end.​They may be called summer squash, but they are having a strong showing well into autumn. Farmers' markets are still bursting with them in a myriad of shapes and colors. Yellow and green zucchini prevail, but crooknecks, pattypa ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    This Little Figgy Went to Market

    Sean TimberlakeFigs at the Knoll Farms stand at Ferry Plaza.​In August I had the pleasure of being a pickle judge at the Eat Real Fest in Oakland. Seven of us tasted a wide array of pickles across a few categories. Of the ones that bubbled up to the top three, somewhat surprisingly, none were ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Pickled Figs and Pumpkin Beers: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Tamara Palmer​Highlights from the blog and beyond: 1. Sean Timberlake continues his series of advice columns on preserving peak-season produce with a recipe for pickled figs that looks phenomenal ― as well as links to other fig-forward preserves. (Also intriguing: Timberlake's sighting of nastur ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    OPENrestaurant and 18 Reasons Pair Up for Pickles. And Art

    jo-h/FlickrLemons preserved next week will end up on the menu at a pair of dinners/art installations in November.​18 Reasons, the nonprofit art and food arm of Bi-Rite Market, is offering a few opportunities to get your cure on. Next Monday, 18 Reasons is collaborating with foodie art collec ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Last Call for Peaches

    Sean TimberlakeSummer's last gasp: Hamada Farms peaches at Ferry Plaza.​We're barreling toward the final week or two of peaches, but what's been coming in has been pretty remarkable. Anecdotally, the early season peaches were a little lackluster. Now, many of the varieties that are in now, suc ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Punk Domestics' Sean Timberlake Talks Pickles

    Genie GrattoBlogger Sean Timberlake will judge Sunday's pickling contest at Eat Real, Puttin' It Up.​When Eat Real's Puttin' It Up pickle contest assesses the winners on Saturday, Sean Timberlake will be one of the judges (winners will be announced Sunday). Timberlake lives in Noe Valley and p ... More >>

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