Edible Monterey Bay

February 18, 2020 - Back in the old days, before we started killing each other with poisons that also destroy foliage and insects, agriculture was a sacred dance with Mother Nature. Humans grudgingly acknowledged that she was for all intents and purposes, leading. For hundreds of years, our ancestors fed themselves and their communities with ... continue reading
February 18, 2020 - Jesus Montejano has figured out at least one way to get everything he and his friends want from a restaurant, all in one place—things like good tacos on handmade tortillas, American comfort food in sharable formats, craft beer, CBD-infused foods, diverse tequilas and vegetarian-vegan options. His way to do it: open such ... continue reading
February 11, 2020 - Chef Tony Baker has elevated Central Californian cuisine any number of ways, including spotlighting sustainable sourcing, serving as a spokesman for local produce, pioneering clever small plates and heading up Monterey’s most popular restaurant for two decades.  The thing with Baker, though, was that while a restaurant like Montrio Bistro can be ... continue reading
February 11, 2020 - First, there was a whisper. Cocktails at Cremer House? Us mountain folk, who already frequent this blessing of a gastropub up in the San Lorenzo Valley more than we should admit, were excited about the notion of a full bar. Then, there was the yellow notice on the window, advising of the ... continue reading
February 4, 2020 - It’s only temporary, but Talbott tasting room is returning home to its River Road tasting room in Soledad, after a long and glorious run in Carmel Valley Village. Until the new Talbott tasting room in Carmel-by-the-Sea is completed, hopefully sometime in March, visitors will be welcomed to the Talbott winery production ... continue reading
February 4, 2020 - On the shelves there are comely and colorful dry pastas and red sauces, jars of imported caponata, capers and olives, bottles of Italian sodas, California wines and organic olive oils. In the deli cases appears a collection of high-quality cured—and curated—meats and cheeses: spicy Boar’s Head Salsalito roasted turkey breast, Golden Classic ... continue reading
January 28, 2020 - For the past 16 months, the Folktale family has had a bun in the oven. Now like proud parents, chefs Todd Fisher, Aaron Rayor and Petra Jung are excited to finally show off their new bundle of joy with the arrival of Rise + Roam in Carmel on Friday. Rise + Roam ... continue reading
January 28, 2020 - I would not be mad at anyone who skipped every mind-blowing keynote and workshop session, and came to EcoFarm exclusively for the special events. They include art shows and beer tastings, banquets and produce parties, book readings and poetry odysseys, yoga relief and a semi-famous Friday dance freakout. They also include the Asilomar Bird ... continue reading
January 27, 2020 - Longtime local food-and-beverage pro Gladys Parada had it all figured out. She found a little house on a great oceanfront lot on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Since she loves how Puerto Rico shares similarities with her beloved Cuba, and is a whole heck of a lot easier to access—and happens ... continue reading
January 21, 2020 - It can be challenging to describe the level of luxury GourmetFest brings to the table. Here is one way: Its organizing parent Relais & Châteaux is so exacting in its international hospitality approach that it’s not enough to cater to every guests whim—with services like personal shoppers and customized cupcakes—but to do ... continue reading