Kick Off Good Food Month this Saturday

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Sure, we can’t all get tickets to the Good Food Awards—the first national awards program to recognize American craft food producers who make food that is tasty, authentic, and responsible, with host Alice Waters—but we can all get a taste of those award-winning foods at the ~GOOD FOOD AWARDS MARKETPLACE~ on Saturday January 15th at the Ferry Building.

The Good Food Awards Marketplace is free and open to the public from 8am to 2pm, so come on down and chat up the producers, taste some of their goods, and buy some to take home, too. This event is just the start of Good Food Month, chock-full of Bay Area-wide events both educational and delicious that bring together farmers, chefs, food crafters, thinkers, activists, and the local community. Get the full (and they do mean full) listing of events here, but here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up:

During Coffee & Chocolate Week January 17th-23rd, check out panel discussions focusing on the role of women in the bean-to-bar chocolate trade, coffee tasting workshops led by Ritual Roasters and 18 Reasons, and behind-the-scenes tours of local San Francisco chocolatiers.

January 24th-30th is Cheese & Preserves Week for a range of hands-on workshops from a cheese and preserve pairing to a kefir and yogurt making session hosted by Happy Girl Kitchen, to preserving Meyer lemons with INNA JAM at Local: Mission Eatery.

From January 31st to February 6th, Charcuterie & Pickles Week brings home the bacon tasting with Black Pig Bacon, The Fatted Calf, Cochon, and The Epicurean Connection. Also, take a farm walk with Live Earth Farm, or join the pickling lab with executive chef Jake Des Voignes of Local: Mission Eatery.

Immigrant Food Week February 7th-13th features a salsa celebration with La Cocina, and a free “good food” shopping, prepping, and tasting tutorial with Filippo Bartolotta, one of Italy’s premier wine gurus and chef William Werner of Tall Tale Preserves Co. at the W Hotel.

And to top it all off, join the San Francisco Brewers Guild for SF Beer Week February 11th-20th for an exciting lineup of all things beer. SF Beer Week brings a range of experiences from beer and grilled cheese pairings to a multi-course dinner paired with organic beers.

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Saturday Jan 15, 2011 – Sunday Feb 20, 2011
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