This week's tablehopper: pasta weather.


Fusilli con grassato di capra (housemade knitting needle pasta with braised goat) at a luncheon at Rosetta and Lino Costantino’s home to celebrate the launch of Pasta Grannies: Comfort Cooking. It was like being back in Calabria at my relatives’ dinner table. Photo: ©

Hi gang, I know today is a tense one—hopefully the welcome rain and a stiff cocktail (or quality and low-dose weed beverage) will help you deal with things. It’s a good night for some mac and cheese. (I have a bunch of pasta recipes on my Pinterest board, in case you’re looking for carb inspo.) Did you vote? You have until 8pm!

Tonight, I’m busy in Oakland with the first of two Schmaltzy events I’m co-producing this week with the Jewish Food Society (you should check out their new site)! SF’s event is on Thursday—looking forward to seeing you! Both events have sold out, and the waitlist is pretty long, just FYI!

One event you can still get tickets to is an evening with culinary goddess Nigella Lawson, who is touring the U.S. right now, and stopping in SF on Monday November 14th! (She will also be appearing in Santa Rosa on the 16th.) I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing her for Nob Hill Gazette’s November issue, you can read my piece here. We could have chatted for hours. She’s so warm, earthy, and simply divine!

With Thanksgiving coming up quickly, I’m posting updates daily on where to go out for or take home a turkey (or plant-based) dinner, pie, sides, and more in my Instagram Stories Highlight!

You can imagine I am beyond swamped this week with my newsletter deadline hitting the same week as these two events, so I need to bounce! I have a big story in today’s column about the return of the Savoy-Tivoli in North Beach, plus another new project in the neighborhood, love to see it.

Take good care,
Marcia Gagliardi

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