From Earth to 5 Star: Bay Area’s Innovations in Farming and Food

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

For three weekends in May the National Historic Landmark Old U.S. Mint will
open to the public. Within the historic vaults of the Old Mint, we will explore the
past, present and future of food and drink in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This special temporary exhibit will feature many of the Bay Area’s most
important Food and Drink innovations, including the development of organic
standards, the connections between producer and diner, and innovative
approaches to ethnic and regional cuisine. Eight exhibit galleries will highlight
regional products that are known throughout the world, such as wine, cheese,
bread, seafood, chocolate, and fresh produce.

An Exhibit at The Old Mint
88 Fifth Street at Mission

Saturday May 15 – Sunday May 16
Friday May 21 – Sunday May 23
Friday May 28 – Monday May 31

12 Noon to 5 PM

Admission: $5 SFMHS members / $10 general

Unlimited entry to all tours and programs:
$25 SFMHS members / $50 general

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Check for updated information.

Program Schedule

May 15, 2 PM Marin French Cheese Company: a History of tradition
since 1865
with Maxx Sherman
May 15, 4 PM Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat
with author Temra Costa
May 16, 2 PM Cookin’ with Fresh Vegetables
with Jennifer Knapp of the Tante Marie Cooking School
May 21, 1 PM Building a Sustainable Food System through the Farmers
Market Movement

with Dave Stockdale and Dexter Carmichael of CUESA
May 21, 3 PM Boudin Bakery: the Original San Francisco Sour Dough
Since 1849

with Terry Hamburg, Boudin Head Docent, and Fernando
Padilla, Master
May 22, 2 PM The Organic Winery
with Tom Stubbs of Stubbs Winery
May 22, 4 PM The Gardens of Alcatraz
with Shelagh Fritz of the Garden Conservancy
May 23, 1 PM Evolution of the Slow Food Society
with Lorenzo Scarponi, founder of  Slow Food Society USA,
and Dava Guthmiller, local director
May 23, 3 PM Bread, Cheese and Thou
with Peggy Smith, Cowgirl Creamery and
Steve Sullivan, Acme Bread
May 28, 1 PM The Blue Bottle Coffee Phenomenon
with Arno Holschuh, Tech and
General Purpose Affable/Knowledgeable Guy
May 28, 3 PM Growing Urban Gardens with San Francisco Permaculture with
David Cody and Kevin Bayuk
May 29, 2 PM Decadent Chocolate Desserts
with Dessert Maven Beth Setrakian
May 30, 2 PM Growing Food in Small Spaces
with Lora Kellner, Sloat Garden Centers

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Dim Sum: The Art of the Chinese Tea Lunch

WED. MARCH 17TH, 2010

Ocean campus
50 Phelan Avenue
Statler Wing Rm. 14

What is dim sum? How many different types of dim sum are there?  How are they made? What are the ingredients and how are they prepared?  Are special tools needed?  Learn all this and more from author Ellen Blounder in the City College CAHS department lecture hall in Statler Wing room 14.

For more information call (415) 239-3580 or email

This talk is free and  the public is welcome! Reservations are required.

Co-sponsored  by the Concert & Lecture Series, the Rosenberg Library & Learning Resource Center and The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies department.

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Microsoft Office Discount for Students!

MS Office Discount $59.95To be eligible for this incredible discount (91% off the regular price), you need to be a  current student at a US college or U.niversity that is registered at Microsoft .

For full details click here!

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Eco Chef Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen and Grub: Ideas For An Urban Organic Kitchen

Eco-chef, Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen and
Grub: Ideas For An Urban Organic Kitchen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
10 am,Downtown Campus, 4th and Mission Streets
Repeat program February 10 at 2 pm
Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue
Science Bldg. room 100
Lecture and cooking demonstration with book signing to follow.
Learn about the environmental and economic ramifications of our food system.
Learn tips for healthier eating in an urban environment.
Understand how to become active about food issues in the community.

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Ad Hoc at Home, by Thomas KellerDec. 6 at 3:30  Thomas Keller will be  signing copies of Ad Hoc at Home, his great new cookbook. Because this is his only event in San Francisco, the book must be purchased  at OMNIVORE BOOKS to be signed by Mr. Keller.  Omnivore Books also carries his older books for purchase, but you can also bring in your own copies of his books to have signed.

OmniOmnivore Booksvore Books on Food

3885a Cesar Chavez Street · San Francisco, CA 94131

Mon-Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 12-5

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Earth Day! Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture Please join us on Earth Day (4/22/09) for a presentation and discussion of Community Supported Agriculture. The presentation will begin with a short film, “The Happy Box” by Erica Filanc.

WHERE: Rosenberg 305

WHEN: 1:15 pm to 2pm

For more information on Community Supported Agriculture, visit the following sites:

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slowfoodheaderMembers Only Potluck
Saturday, Feb. 7th from 6-9pm
Details to come.


Join us for a free members only event where we can engage in conversation, share ideas and gather for a wonderful home-cooked meal. Slow Food San Francsico members, please watch for a separate email with all the details in the next few days. If you’re not yet a member of Slow Food, this is a great time to join. Festivities at the potluck will include the release of our new website, details on new programs and events and volunteer opportunities as well as an introduction to the new Slow Committee in charge of these events. We want to hear from you and discover how we can work together to make Slow Food San Francsico meaningful for all members.

Food From the Heart
SF Ferry Building Market Place
Friday, Feb 13 from 5-8pm
No entrance fee.


Food From the Heart The sixth annual Food From the Heart is always a bustling scene filled with music, dancing, seasonal small plates, wine and community. You are invited to stroll through the marketplace where food vendors will offer small bites from $2-4 per taste and wine pours from $4-6. This year guests will enjoy special wines from members of the Napa Vally Vintners, music by Golden Gate Hot Club (gypsy jazz), Tango Milango, and a classical music quartet.

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TRANSFER STUDENTS: Renewable Scholarships up to $9,000!


Apply before Jan. 31, 2009


You must be TRANSFERRING to a 4-YEAR SCHOOL to apply!

Application found at

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2009 – 2010 school year in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. with a hospitality management or culinary program.
  • Plan to pursue a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food and beverage field
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale

Selected students will benefit from:

  • A full renewable scholarship, up to $9,000 to cover tuition and fees
  • Internship  opportunities with Marriott
  • Opportunity to win a trip to Washington D.C.
  • Network with influential leaders and executives
  • Learn career skills through workshops and mentoring
  • Attend the Annual Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Awards Gala

Membership to HCF Connections includes:

  • Exclusive access to job and internship postings
  • Mentorship program
  • Online chats, profile and posting of over 3,000 HCF alumni

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Save big and be green by renting textbooks from! Chegg helps college students save hundreds of dollars on textbooks each semester. With savings of 65-85%! Finding the textbooks you need is easy, delivery is fast and return shipping is free. A $100 dollar textbook costs about $30 to rent for a semester. Chegg is also committed to preserving our forests both by reusing textbooks and by planting a tree for every textbook you rent, buy, sell or donate!

Chegg is committed to the environment.  They plant a tree for every book rented, bought or sold.  Chegg has planted 50 city blocks worth of trees. Trees have also been planted in the El Tejar nursery in the Dept. of Chimaltenango in Guatemala, Hierba Buena, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the United States, and Mexico.

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Debunking the Myths About Weight Loss

Linda Bacon, CCSF instructor will discuss her new book, entitled Healthy at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your  Weight.

Friday, 11/7,

12:10 to 1:00

CCSF, Science Building, Room 136

For more information on the book, including reviews, author bio,  exerpts and downloads and more please go to its website.

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The Scoop is back! in “The Yummy Letter” – subscribe now


GraceAnn Walden has teamed up with Susan Dyer Reynolds,  editor at Northside San Francisco magazine to start a free e-newletter focused on food, wine, culinary events in the Bay area. You can view the newlsetter at or subscribe to the e-newsletter!

If you would like to subscribe to The Ymmy Letter, send an email  with subject SUBSCRIBE to
Note: You must email your request from the email you want subscribed to be added to the mailing list.
Please add the email address ( to your address book to ensure delivery.

Who is GraceAnn Walden?

For over twenty years, GraceAnn has been a professional food writer, contributing to Wine Spectator, Sunset, and the San Francisco Chronicle, where she created  the popular column, “Inside Scoop.”  She is the author of seven restaurant guidebooks and cookbook “86 Recipes San Francisco.”  GraceAnn also leads Food Lovers Walking Tours throughout San Francisco. For more information on GraceAnn, check out her website as

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