May 17, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen: Harusame Salad for Summer Potlucks

by Kayoko Akabori

I have a confession to make: I am not a fan of potlucks. I’ve always found it to be a lot of pressure and kind of take them too seriously. But bringing a home-cooked dish to a party is not only financially practical for the party host and guests, but also supposed to be FUN, […]

September 2, 2009

Umamiventure #17: Tomales Bay Oyster Company

by Kayoko Akabori

Photo by Thien V. Visiting the Tomales Bay Oyster Company has been high on my priority list since CJ wrote about it last year. Fresh, just caught oysters? Overlooking the bay? Picnic tables? BBQ pits??? If that isn’t a dream scenario for you, don’t talk to me. But obviously all of you felt my enthusiasm, […]

August 30, 2008

Vegemite Rainforest Picnic, AU

by Erin Gleeson

A couple weeks ago in Australia, Jack and I had a picnic in the Daintree Rainforest near the Great Barrier Reef, a stunning spot where the rainforest meets the sea. Along with our sandwiches we tried some Australian specialties: Tim Tam cookies and vegemite spread. I liked the former, and here’s what I had to […]

April 2, 2008

Tomales Bay Oyster Company

by CJ Mattiola

My buddy Ray recently had his birthday gathering at Tomales Bay Oyster Company. It was genius. We headed north from SF over the Golden Gate and about another hour and a half on highway 1 winding through Stenson Beach to Tomales Bay. The place is simple. They sell super fresh oysters from a stand and […]