Friday, January 29, 2010

Hip SF Eats: Underground Farmers Market

Just back from my first time at the SF Underground Farmers Market, a pop-up event where you can try and buy food that's produced in backyards and home kitchens in the Bay Area (rather than the commercial kitchens required for a regular farmers market). You have to sign a waiver saying roughly, "Yes, yes, I know this grub was cooked up in someone's house without safety guidelines. I'm ready to roll the dice and take my chances!" Not to fret, it's quality stuff!

First up (top) I dined on a hearty corned beef sandwich on homemade bread from Lauren & Jon Bowne. Or at least, I think that was who it was from...they didn't have cards and there was also a sign that said Pearl's Kitchen... Either way, great sandwich!

For dessert I tried Heartbaker's lightly frosted heart-shaped brownie bite and a lemon meringue mini-tart. Sorry for the fuzzy picture, I didn't have my glamor cam with me. The lemon meringue had beautiful presentation, but a bit more crust than lemon flavor—a problem I quickly remedied with a tongue-tingling bite of Slow Jams lemon curd. That was fun, as I'd just seen Slow Jams creator Shakirah Simley in my last issue of Marie Claire. My take-home sweet was a pound cake with berries, also baked by Heartbaker.

Next up for me: finding heart-shaped cookie cutters so I can make brownie bites of my own. And readers, do you have any suggestions on what I can do with this big jar of tasty lemon curd? At this rate it'll disappear one spoonful at a time with my sampling. But if you have suggestions for what to spread it on, please leave them in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post! I'm glad you enjoyed your Lemon Curd; I made it fresh yesterday AM with Meyer Lemons sourced from South Berkeley. Thanks for your support of Slow Jams, you have an great blog :)




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