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Best food tidbit to get my hubby to bring me back from The City.

Diana May 11, 2007 02:44 PM

My husband is going to be there for a few days to judge in the Northwest Sam Adams Longshot Homebrew competition. I don't get to go, I can't get off work and someone has to babysit the old, incontinent dog.

I am therefore going to guilt him into bringing me something munchy back.. What should it be?

Cowgirl Creamery Cheese? Some sort of candy? Bread? Moon cakes?
anything really I MUST have?

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    srr May 11, 2007 03:01 PM

    Cowgirl Cheese and Richiuti (sp?) salted chocolate caramels

    1. Morton the Mousse May 11, 2007 03:13 PM

      Will your husband be there on a Saturday? It makes a big difference, because the Saturday Ferry Building Farmers' Market is an awesome place to buy food gifts.

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      1. re: Morton the Mousse
        Diana May 11, 2007 05:45 PM

        Yep, he's there on a Saturday.

      2. Ruth Lafler May 11, 2007 03:22 PM

        All of the above?

        I'd encourage him to bring back a selection of gifts from the Ferry Building: Cowgirl cheese, Acme Bread, Ricchuitti chocolate, macarons (but nothing else) from Miette. If he can time his shopping with the Saturday farmers' market, then I'd ask him for Andante cheeses rather than Cowgirl and/or lemon quark from Springhill, and maybe Della Fattoria for bread instead of Acme.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          dhoffman1421 May 11, 2007 03:29 PM

          I thought Miette made a darn good lemon tart actually. I do have a weakness for those tthough admittedly.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler
            srr May 11, 2007 11:29 PM

            Oh yeah!! Andante is awesome. I forgot...

          2. singleguychef May 11, 2007 03:43 PM

            There are so many different things that's food-related that would be nice. I think a lot depends on where you live, what you can't really get in your area that you crave, and what type of snack foods you're drawn to when traveling?

            You mentioned moon cakes, and I have to say that even though some Chinatown stores make them, this isn't the time of year to buy them. If your husband goes to Golden Gate Bakery on Grant Avenue, he could buy some melon cakes that's a traditional Chinese wedding cake that has a flakey exterior and slightly sweet melon interior. The variety of fillings are similar to what you'll find in moon cakes, except made into a flat, almost disc-like, cake with a flakey skin.

            I'd also second the Rechiutti chocolates or even Charles Chocolates because they're made in the Bay Area and very different than Godiva.

            1. rabaja May 11, 2007 06:10 PM

              I'd ask for some jam from June Taylor and honey from Marshall's (East Bay Wildflower if they've got it) along with most things mentioned here. -forget Miette and Recchuitti, IMHO.
              Have him stop at Fatted Calf for some jerky or salumi or fagatelli, maybe a half pound of Blue Bottle coffee beans, and some new crop almonds from Lagier.

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              1. re: rabaja
                nyfoodjoe May 11, 2007 11:32 PM

                From the Ferry Building, also you should try the olive oil from McEvoy...we buy it on line, but I know they have a booth inside the building....the stuff is great!!! OIL...GREAT!!!

              2. lexdevil May 12, 2007 12:17 AM

                Apple Farm apple "balsamic" vinegar, if they're there when your hubster visits.

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                1. re: lexdevil
                  jennyfur May 12, 2007 12:38 AM


                  I think you already have your OWN ideas...Smart cookie!

                2. Robert Lauriston May 12, 2007 09:58 AM

                  Previous topics on the same subject:


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                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                    Diana May 12, 2007 11:51 AM

                    Yeah, I did search, thanks..but I wanted more updated stuff!

                    1. re: Diana
                      Robert Lauriston May 13, 2007 01:39 PM

                      The recommendations in those topics are still current. Few if any notable openings or closings in the last few months.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston
                        Diana May 13, 2007 02:12 PM

                        I have enough chocolate. I can get all the cheeses down here at my local amazing cheese monger (yes, ALL of them). Bread won't last til I can get to it on my "carb day". Seafood won't last . I only frink decaf coffee...

                        Uh, there's got to be SOMETHING.

                        1. re: Diana
                          Morton the Mousse May 13, 2007 02:28 PM

                          June Taylor Jam makes some of the best jams, jellies, marmalades and syrups that you will find anywhere. They have a stall at the Saturday Ferry Building Farmers' Market.

                          Fatted Calf makes excellent artisan salami. The drier salamis will easily last until his return. They are also at the Saturday FB market.

                          You can't get Andante cheese at your local cheese monger. She's a tiny cheesemaker, sells almost everything locally, and her cheese is phenomenal.




                          1. re: Morton the Mousse
                            Robert Lauriston May 13, 2007 02:42 PM

                            Second on Andante and Fatted Calf.

                            Even shops that carry Andante get only a limited selection and sell out fast. She's the best artisanal cheesemaker in the U.S.

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