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Sep 29, 2012 08:06 PM

Bay Area Food Festivals and Events - October, 2012

East Bay

10/2 6pm-8:30pm Oakland - Taste of Temescal $32

10/6 11a-6p Oakland - Oaktoberfest Beer Festival

10/7 12p-6p Oakland - Rockridge Out and About

10/21 2:30p-4:30p Berkeley - "The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World" author Linda Lau Anusasananan demonstrates Hakka cooking at Eastwind Books (also on 10/24 6pm at Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez St SF


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    1. Armenian food festival at St. Vartan's in Oakland, from 5:30 tonight and from noon tomorrow.

      1. 10/6 2-3:45pm Berkeley Public Library

        Joel Pickford discusses his book, Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Diaspora.

        From the reviews, it sounds like this book touches on Hmong food and agriculture, among other things.

        "From the rice harvests and funerals of remote Hmong villages in the mountains of Laos to the shamanic ceremonies and overflowing apartment-complex vegetable gardens of Hmong Americans living in Fresno,"

        10/10 7pm Oakland - Dishcrawl

        Eating at 3 Uptown Oakland restaurants/bars combined with Korean-pop Gangnam jockey-style dancing. See the first link below for video of a similar event in San Jose:

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        1. Sonoma County Harvest Fair
          Oct. 5-7

          Celebrating the Sonoma County harvest with the World Championship Grape Stomp, Giant Pumpkin contest, harvest themed exhibits, crafting workshops, fine art show and sale, crafters pavilion, farm animals, plus hands-on activities and fun daily contests for children and adults. Enjoy three full days of wine tasting (150+ wineries), continuous jazz, cooking demonstrations, and a gourmet marketplace featuring award winning wines and locally produced gourmet food products..

          Sonoma County Fairgrounds
          1350 Bennett Valley Rd.
          Santa Rosa, CA 95404

          1. SRJC Shone Farm Fall Festival today 10 am to 3 pm