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Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

I applaud Paul Wirtz for his commitment to grow asparagus. The Marin Master Gardeners have an excellent article on this topic, which might benefit readers who want to raise their own.…
Caution-this is not a project for those who want instant gratification-it takes three years until you can actually harvest the crop!

Posted by Susan L. Miller on 04/18/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Green Grocer Goes Indoors

We are encouraging guests to bring their own bottle of wine to share. There is no corkage, Wine Pairings are $20 and this is a flat fee for service. Typically it includes a pour of wine with each course/menu item ordered. We also hope to create an innovative, interactive food & wine experience with theGastronomist. We hope that each of our guests will bring an interesting bottle that we can pair with and pour for other guests aboard for the evening for a communal dining experience where many different wines can be offered, paired and tasted during the meal. - Joe Rueter Chef,Gastronomist

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Posted by Joe Rueter on 04/07/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Rites of Spring

That told me nothing about how to hunt and find wild asparagus :(

Posted by nospeak on 04/01/2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “So You Wanna Hunt Mushrooms?

I felt Charles's article to be very informative, considerate of others health, and keen on safety first. I'm a gourmet cook who lives in the Sausalito Hills area, and I'm an fungi enthusiast who want's to be a member of SOMA MSSF and BAMS. Too bad I have missed the last Jan fair date, but I'll inquire when will be the next one before foraging season ends.
Thank you Debbie for been informative on the other Mycological Societies, making us welcome to be a part of BMAS. I take it you have a wealth of knowledge about good and bad mushrooms, so I'll trust your discarding of mycelial transfer of toxins between adjacent fungi is just that, specious speculation with no true attributed to that. I will be contacting you for next upcoming events.

Posted by Marco Mendoza on 03/23/2015 at 4:46 AM

Re: “FEED Me

We started using Tim/FEED when we first opened Bistro 100 (100 miles of local foods) last month in Petaluma: They have made it very simple to pull vegetables from local farms for me as a new restaurant owner... We braised the baby fennel in beurre monte last Wednesday for a winemaker dinner 1 example; the vegetables we get from the farms through FEED Sonoma are in a way magical, full of flavor and vibrant and I beleive with the support of more restaurants and diners who seek these restraunt who use FEED Sonoma will only strengthen our local small farmers, economy and health... Thank you for the article is is "Right-On!"

Posted by Garrett on 02/27/2015 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Turmeric, Wonder Spice

Yes! Turmeric is scientifically proven to be as effective as ibuprofen. AND, it prompts quicker generation of stem cells, which help the body heal faster. And if you hate the taste, put the powder in capsules and use them like pills. IT'S AMAZING! Even dogs can have it - helps an old dog with arthritis without any unwanted side effects. Miraculous.

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Posted by TurmericLover on 02/04/2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “In Vinum Medicine?

When describing the French who live long in spite of eating rich foods and drinking wine, why does no one mention that most is consumed with food? That's the way it was in my family, whose emigration from France was very long ago. We had a few uncles who sipped wine at other times. They did this in their cellars to avoid the frowns of their wives. But "le diner" and "apres diner" were when most people imbibed.

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Posted by Anne Vallee Williams on 01/17/2015 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Fork in the Road

This is our neighborhood spot and we are so happy that Fork is moving in. We have loved them in their downtown location and feel so lucky to have them as our new go to for casual food dining. This location might have been "cursed" in the past, but Sarah's casual, delicious, clean and affordable food will turn that around.
Good luck Sarah.
Cheryl Pike and Arvada darnell

Posted by Arvada Darnell on 11/22/2014 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Artless Spirit

Damn good and they have it at Whiskey Tip in Santa Rosa, CA! Best Cocktails in town.

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Posted by Sammytheseal on 11/06/2014 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Bowled Over

Serving organic chicken doesn't strike me as remarkable.

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Posted by Stett Holbrook on 11/05/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Bowled Over

how can you call ORGANIC chicken in a restaurant 'unremarkable'?! If you're so jaded and bored, try another profession! :)

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Posted by Nansee Greenwich on 11/05/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “So You Wanna Hunt Mushrooms?

Other than that specious speculation on the mycelial transfer of toxins between adjacent fungi, this is an excellent and informative article.

But SOMA and the MSSF are just part of the spectrum of Mycological Societies in California. Check out the full list here, at the website of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA):

One prominent local society, the Bay Area Mycological Society (BAMS), puts on a free Fungus Fair and public collecting foray every winter at Pt. Reyes. Our next Fungus Fair date is our tenth anniversary at that National Park, and will be held on the weekend of January 4th.

All are welcome to contribute collections and attend the Fair.…

Debbie Viess
BAMS Co-Founder

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Posted by debbie viess on 10/22/2014 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Not Run of the Mill

Best place in Marin. Love the music, love the food, and love Tod.

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Posted by Michael Banks on 10/09/2014 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Free Beer

Omission beer is more than slightly controversial. Despite the posted test results on the Omission website, the reason that it cannot be labeled gluten-free is because the gluten content cannot be verified - the test they use is not scientifically validated for this type of use. The regulatory agencies (FDA and TTB) have spent quite a bit of time researching the topic before coming to that conclusion. Scientists and doctors recommend that people with celiac disease avoid Omission beer. However, media stories like this one give the impression that it's just a regulatory quirk that it cannot be labeled gluten-free and that it's actually safe for everyone. More background:

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Posted by Jennifer Iscol on 09/17/2014 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Fork in the Road

I love the food they offer from the truck. I send all good luck to them at the new spot. It is a great little location they just need a draw = good food for affordable prices. We will be there when it opens!

-West County Farmer John

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Posted by Farmer John on 09/17/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Better Bitters

Angostura aromatic bitters has never changed its formula. This is a very wrong statement that should not have been made!

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Posted by Giselle on 09/04/2014 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Soup Ninjas

YeeHaw! It's great to hear of another ramen place in the Redwood Empire, even if it's a bi-monthly pop up (sounds like a low-T problem, but I who am I to bad-mouth a good slurpping opportunity).

But, the "ramen injustice" you cited may be more about a lack of wandering than a lack of ramen. So, here's hoping to start a list:

1) Shige, Cotati, his absolutely outstanding ramen, and bright, cut right, sushi too.

2) Yao Kiku in Santa Rosa has good ramen, at real good prices, and a broad menu of other Japanese food.

Now you go...give two more or I wont give you another....

P.S. Don't feel bad about missing the other places. The PD's bite club actually complained that there weren't enough pho places in Sonoma County, and we have more noodle houses than non-corporate burger joints.

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Posted by Redwood on 08/29/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Rot Is Hot

I'm so excited to go to the Farm to Fermentation festival this Sunday and learn how to make a variety of new fermented products at home!

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Posted by Sue Hollandsworth on 08/20/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Bigger & Better

Had an amazing oceanic dinner there recently: oysters, soft shell crab, sole, and briny martinis. They did Poseidon proud!

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Posted by Blanconada on 07/24/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Chewy Tea

I love that place great for the whole family

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Posted by Nicholas Oellein on 07/24/2014 at 10:59 AM

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