FALL 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS January 25, 2017September 5, 2012 by Edible Monterey Bay 4 GRIST FOR THE MILL 7 EDIBLE NOTABLES Local Food on Foot Café Culture Grow your own What’s in your food? 14 WHAT’S IN SEASON THE CULT OF THE DRY-FARMED TOMATO The story behind a deceivingly modest-looking fruit and its irresistible flavor 19 EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD TEACHABLE MOMENT Reaching at-risk youth through food 23 OUT TO SEA CATCH THIS! Local Catch connects us to our bay—and attracts an ardent following 32 BACK OF THE HOUSE FOR THE LOVE OF ITALY La Posta restaurant and the globetrotting women behind it 39 LIQUID ASSETS I’LL HAVE A BEER WITH THAT Local chefs ditch the wine to create beer-centered dinners 46 FOODSHED PIG ROAST A chef experiences where his pork comes from 53 ROADSIDE DIARIES LOVE STORY How one determined woman restored the historic Mesa Del Sol ranch, started a boutique winery and built a sustainable retreat center to honor her late husband 59 THE PRESERVATIONIST KOMBUCHA, KVESS AND KEFIR Fermenting delicious drinks at home 62 EDIBLE EVENTS COSTANOA LODGE, EARTHBOUND FARM AND THE RESTAURANT AT VENTANA Food adventures in Big Sur, Pescadero and Carmel Valley 69 FALL FARMERS’ MARKETS 71 DINE LOCAL GUIDE 77 MAP OF THE REGION/ LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE 80 LOCAL LIBATIONS 3 OF A KIND Soft drinks reimagined by a mom COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Cioppino at Cascade Bar & Grill by Ted Holladay CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPH: Salmon fishing by Alan Lovewell About the author Edible Monterey Bay + posts At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season. Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Why Advertise in Edible Monterey Bay? Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Subscribe Now to Edible Monterey Bay magazine! Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Contact Info Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Get your appetite ready!