Patrick’s Famous Pies in Lathrop

sample piece and whole patricks sweet potato pie

Patrick's Sweet Potato Pies are as simple as his story. Homemade pies. Recipe handed down. Beyond that it's up to us to give Patrick's a try. Sweet potato pie is usually made as a large tart in an open pie shell without a top crust. The filling consists of mashed sweet … [Read more...]

RoliRoti Gourmet Rotisserie in Oakland

roliroti rotisserie

First you notice the truck. Then the line. The rotisserie. The colors. The "herb infused, free range rotisserie chicken, organic rosemary fingerling potatoes, tender Sonoma Valley lamb and juicy, crispy porchetta". Porchetta is the savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of … [Read more...]

Terri Sue’s Toffee in Chico

clear bags of terri sue caramels and marshmallows with sampling of each in two bowls.

Terri Sue’s Toffee, Brittles, Caramel Squares, Gourmet Caramel Apples, Giant Marshmallows and Cookies start with quality local nuts and fresh fruit. Over 30 years of making toffee inspires Terri Sue to offer delicious sweets at farmer’s markets and for wedding or corporate gifts. … [Read more...]

The Hummus Guy in Petaluma

Mo selling The Hummus

Any controversy regarding the Hummus Guy products centers on favorite flavors; there seems to be no question as to this being one of the best hummus selections available. My current obsession is the Habanero and Lime. I know others who choose the Roasted Red Pepper or the … [Read more...]

Nana Joes in San Francisco


Granola and granola bars are interesting; there are subtleties that can't be ignored. I think to tell myself, it's cereal; however, I can't help but move it around in my mouth, searching for the aroma of seeds, the taste of grains and I imagine the puzzle of how it was created. I … [Read more...]

Sugar Knife in Oakland


Last week I worked on a project with Kim Morrison of Chabot College. We talked about music, food and education. Kim suggested we need a few more Oakland posts and when I found Sugar Knife in Oakland I decided nothing could be sweeter. The photo on Sugar Knife's website alone is a … [Read more...]