SF Street Food Update: New Culinary Trends, from Foraging to Underground Farmer's MarketsCommonwealth Club (595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105)
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Traditional meat cutting and squeamish attitudes about edible anatomy have resulted in a large portion of animals for consumption being left as waste. But a recent shift in thinking has chefs growing ever more creative and consumers' palates growing more adventurous. Increasingly, foodies are committing to making culinary use of the entire animal and embracing nose-to-tail eating, as evidenced by the rise in popularity of carnivorous festivals like Meatopia, butchering workshops galore and offal (the term for entrails and internal organs) offered on many menus. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain earns eats a bloody seal eyeball and earns kudos. Andrew Zimmern tastes cow placenta and gets high-fived. Do they do these things for shock and awe, or are they promoting respect for the source? Hear three of San Francisco's top meat masters discuss the whole-animal movement's impact on our culture and community. Learn More
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2 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Jan 28 2011
The information was okay, but I expected something more, at least some tips on how I, a culinary specialist, might join up with the two farmers markets. I later wondered how to contact them. The moderator questions could have been more thorough.
Written on Jan 27 2011
Using the description of what three stars means, the event was OK. It was well attended, had good energy, and I thought the panelists represented the topic very well. But, I don't know that it was worth the price (especially not the original price that I was contemplating paying before coming across the gold star price). Paying that fee on top of the cost of the food at the reception made me feel like I was paying for the privelege of eating from a popular SF food truck. Or paying to avoid the line that these trucks usually draw. Maybe that's worth it to some, but for me I was hoping for more. Plus, the drinks were the same price as they would be any other night at 111 Minna.
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SF Street Food Update: Underground and Off the Grid
Matt Cohen, Founder, SF Cart Project (Off the Grid)
Additional panelists TBA
The city's bursting at the seams with street food, our city blocks featuring everything from trucks selling kimchi tacos to carts wielding bacon créme brulee. What about the other foodie trends working their way up the haute cuisine ladder? INFORUM’s group of epicurean innovators will give you a taste of what’s going on in the culinary underworld. Learn which neighborhood blocks grow the most umami mushrooms as we give you the dirt on foraging. Or maybe you’ll get inspired to go public with your chipotle peanut brittle after hearing about the Underground Farmers Market, a new haven for outlaw urban eaters. Join us for a look at what’s fresh on the alternative food scene, both the trends and the motivations behind them.
About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.