I am Ted’s girlfriend (see above posting). He was a little short on the details of our interest in food. Here’s a little bit about each of us:
Me: M.Sc. nutrition. Dietitian. Have worked in commercial kitchens. I counsel people on food, health and disease management, and I am always interested in talking to people about their relationship with food.
Ted: M.Sc. food chemistry. Food product developer. Culinary training. Worked in one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada. Currently working with chefs and cooking schools to help apply food science principles to menu and recipe development. Great world cuisine includes the seasonality of Northern California but also more recently includes the avant garde movements of Chicago, New York, the UK and Spain. Ted is interested in melding culinary traditions and creating good food.
Oh, and we are also keen gardeners, and have had a good growing season this summer.
It looks like we have a very diverse group here. I suggest we meet to discuss our aims and goals and how we want to move forward. It's best to meet over coffee/tea/wine to trade ideas (no need to prepare any food just yet - ensuring a low barrier to entry).
Our weeknights this week are open as is the upcoming week-end. The following week-end is no good as we have prior commitments.
To all interested foodie folks who live in the San Diego area, please send an email to the following address to be informed on the upcoming events, ideas, etc. New faces are welcome!
Some ideas for upcoming events are as follows:
-clam/lobster bake on the beach-grunion run http://www.beachcalifornia.com/grunion-run-annual-schedule.html
-wine tasting in Temecula
-food movie nights: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/329236
-chocolate demos/tours of chocolate shops
-Chino Farms/other organic farms tour, get some produce and then make a great meal together
-bread baking session - easy weekday baking methods, sourdough, etc
-food book club/discussion group
-goat farm/dairy farm tour
-> additionally, try our hands at cheesemaking, or find a cheesemaker to give us a demo
-dessert party, trying out specific themed desserts, i.e. custards - creme brulee, creme caramel, etc-other baking ideas; cakes, cupcakes, pastry (for those adventurous enough to try it)
-attend the apple festival in Julian, perhaps buy several varieties of apples and have an apple-themed food night
-cooking with cactus
Send an email if you find any of these ideas interesting, or suggest something else!
Hi, Monique! :) My future husband and I will be honeymooning in SD 5-24-09 to 6-1-09. If you (or anyone else) find out anything about a GG group forming during that time, please let me know. It's always fun and exciting to experience new and unique events such as a GG get-together! :)