Quite a Feast at Feast of Words

8 Aug

In last month’s Delicious newsletter, I included a link to a fabulous event called Feast of Words. Feast of Words is a night hosted by SOMArts that brings together those that love writing and those that love food. The night looks something like this: a theme is announced in advance. A featured writer reads work that is related to that theme. A featured chef shares a delicious dish that is also related to the theme. The “audience” brings potluck items to supplement the chef’s main course. And then the featured writer takes the whole group through a writing activity. Everyone eats, then everyone writes. Could it get any better?

July’s event was indeed fantastic! The theme was “deconstructed,” so I brought apple pie parts (crusts, apple filling, powdered sugar) and encouraged folks to “construct” their own pie. Here are some pictures of the event:

mini pies de-constructed

de or pre-constructed mini-apple pies

"constructed" mini-apple pies!




Also, my mini-pies were mentioned in the SOMArts e-blast! “…Caroline Chen from SFWeekly penned a great article about last week’s Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck, where a full house of potluck contributors shared creative dishes like “deconstructed” apple pie and their on-the-spot writing to win tickets to an August 18th Litquake event featuring Dennis Lehane….”

Ru’s Pie Club is famous! Feast of Words happens the 3rd Tuesday of the month, so check it out sometime soon!

cookin’ on divisadero

30 Jul

you’ve driven by this place 1000 times, but maybe you haven’t noticed it. or maybe, like myself, you have always wanted to go inside but tend to show up when it’s closed. well, today i stepped into the magical store. wow! it is truly incredible.

like a dream...a wall of baking tins!

the store is packed literally floor-to-ceiling with anything you could ever want in your kitchen. i mean, really, ANYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT. which actually translates to: this store sells everything i have ever dreamed of having in my kitchen. sigh. in a great effort of self-control, i walked away with only 3 things – a rolling pin, a pie tin, and a surprise for cole. sigh, again.

in short, cookin’ on divisadero between oak and page streets is a wonderland of kitchen-y goodness. and if you can stop by during their bizarre hours of operation, please do. i highly recommend it!

pie cloud

19 Jul

Wordle: delicious