Archive for September, 2009

October Culinary Group Dinner

Friday, September 25th, 2009

October 5, Mediterranean Feast MENU:

  • Appetizers — Everyone
  • Olives — Bill Hellums
  • Goat Cooked in the Caja China — Al Carvajal & Bill Hellums
  • Couscous — Liana Hain
  • Raita — Liann Finnerty
  • Vegetables — Stephanie Wright
  • Dessert – roasted figs — David Lubertozzi
  • Coffee — Remo Arancio

Reservations for this dinner are required, no later than Friday, October 2nd there are only 60 spaces available – to reserve your space: contact Pat George at (510) 204-9130 or

Date & Time: Monday, October 5, 2009, 7 PM
Location: Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 9th & Lincoln, San Francisco
Price: $16 (we are prorating annual dues into dinner prices), $15 for seniors/students
Logistics: As usual, bring your own tableware, an appetizer to share & a favorite beverage.


  • Car Pooling is encouraged; the roster lists members by city
  • For our website, your photos and commentary are desired.
  • Our raffle is always fun, if you would like 5 free raffle tickets — bring something interesting to add to the collection.
  • For the next dinner, November 2, your culinary ideas and expertise are welcome — join our esteemed group of volunteer chefs.

More info available from: Pat George, 510-204-9130, or Stephanie Wright, 510-654-6279, Please RSVP to Pat.

Fungi and Chocolate

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Recently, I had the good fortune to attend a TASTEPROJECT event which featured a collaboration between Michael Recchuiti of Recchiuti Chocolates and Kyle Garrone of Far West Fungi. They created an amazing menu with combinations of various fungi grown by Far West as well as wild mushrooms and various types of chocolate made at Recchuiti. Each presentation came with a description of the fungus used, which chocolate was used and how the dish was conceived and created. We also enjoyed a tour of part of the Recchiuti factory and examples of each of the fungi used in the creations. (more…)

September 2009 Culinary Dinner

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The MSSF Culinary Group is back and better than ever!

[Color flyer for culinary dinner.]

We kick off the new cooking & dining season with our annual Potluck. It’s your chance to impress the group with a favorite dish, or something new you’ve been meaning to try. Bring enough to share with 8-12 other diners. (more…)

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