October 6, 2009

Yup, October is definitely here, isn't it? There's a snap in the air, and let's not even talk about our diminishing daylight (and tomatoes). I love fall, but this transitional time always makes this beach lovin' lady a little blue. Alas, sweater season cannot be stopped, so I think this week's write-up in the regular features exactly the kind of satisfying food we'll be craving in these chillier days.

My weekend was mostly spent in the bunker (aka my apartment) doing book layout edits (it's so hard to chop chop chop, but guess who was way over her page count?) and wrapping up my taxes since my extension was coming to a close (what the hell, doesn't Uncle Sam know I'm bizzeee?).

Suffice to say, it was a breath of fresh air to turn everything in to my accountant and head over to the CUESA Sunday Supper reception and dinner. The talent in this town is really something to be proud of, so many tasty bites and dishes and drinks. Here's a pic of one of my favorites: country pork pate with marrow toasts, blood mousse, and quince from Mirit Cohen of Gastronaut Catering. Yeah, you heard right: blood mousse. Vampire approved! Fortunately I went dancing after the event to help repent for my caloric sins.

Misery loves company, so shall we dive into some news and events that will most likely land you on the treadmill next to me? Let's.

~Marcia (rhymes with Garcia)

(R.I.P. Gourmet magazine. What a loss.)