Yesterday we hosted my family at our home in San Francisco for a belated Thanksgiving Day celebration. Jack and I served Williams Selyem’s Holiday Cioppino with roasted seasonal vegetables (butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and carrots). For dessert I served a homemade almond cake with vanilla ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery. My family members contributed a delicious cheese and charcuterie platter, good bread from Della Fattoria, and a delicious lactose-free pumpkin pie (made by a certain lactose-intolerant family member who will remain nameless). And all day long we enjoyed our favorite wines from Williams Selyem, Kosta Browne, and Bacigalupi.
We had a fabulous day together as a family. Everyone pitched in with the prep work, including my niece Phoebe who was on name tag duty (she also made us gorgeous rubber band bracelets!) It was a great reminder of what is most important in life: family, friends, health, comfort – and good food and wine!
Holiday Cioppino (Dish and Room, recipe from Williams Selyem)
Almond Cake (Orangette – thank you to my friend Kelly, who first served me this delicious cake!)
Balsamic Roasted Carrots (Crumb Blog)
Bi-Rite Market: www.biritemarket.com 3639 18th St, SF (415) 241-9760; 550 Divisadero St, SF (415) 551-7900. 9am-9pm daily. Great produce, meat, seafood, and ICE CREAM.
Della Fattoria: www.dellafattoria.com Amazing bread from my home town of Petaluma. Sold in stores around the Bay Area (including Bi-Rite). Their Meyer Lemon Rosemary Bread is to die for.
Falletti Foods: fallettifoods.com 308 Broderick St, SF (415) 626-4400. 7am-9pm daily. Great meat and seafood counter.
Noe Valley Farmer’s Market: www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com 3861 24th Street, between Sanchez and Vicksburg St, across from Martha and Bros. Coffee Company. Every Saturday, from 8am-1pm. Local/seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, olives, cheese, eggs, meat, bread, desserts, and various prepared foods.
Williams Selyem, Kosta Browne, Bacigalupi wine: see my post on Healdsburg.