Serendipitously right before I had to catch my red-eye back to Boston from San Francisco my dear friend Corinne Dobbas, RD was scheduled to moderate a panel of Foodbuzz food bloggers in an event at the San Francisco Public Library. After meeting Corinne’s mother and Swiss Grandmama in the lobby, we headed into the auditorium to listen to what these bloggers had to say about the SF Food scene. Joining Corinne was Iso Rabins (@forageSF) Sabrina Modelle (@thetomatotart) and Alder Yarrow (@vinography)
Alder Yarrow of www.vinography.com says that “Life is too short to drink bad wine” and “small is beautiful” His wine blog features small producers of wine
Sabrina Modelle is a relatively new food blogger at The Tomato Tart, and as a first generation French-American she has a rich food history. She believes the food is truly social and loves to try new foods, and ask other people (often strangers in restaurants) about what they are eating. She had some amusingly rich stories about the wonderful encounters that have occurred this way.
All four panelists reflected on the fact that the west coast is blessed with people who are willing to try new things. There is lots of available fresh fruit and vegetables year-round. People’s palates are relatively sophisticated and since most know what they are talking about, there are many opportunities for niches to pop up.
Other random tips from the conversation: I am DYING to try Sudachi-a Japanese lime that apparently taste nothing like a lime, instead has hints of white pepper and chili.
Alder said the best places to get inexpensive wine, that are actually decent, are TJ and Cost Plus
Thank you Foodbuzz and the fantastic panel for putting on this event!
The SF Public Library has a exhibition on display now called San Francisco Eats, and is also hosting several other food-related events in the upcoming events. If you are in the area I highly recommend you check them out!