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Summer's Here
Vol. 2 No. 4

Fancy Food Show, New York

Savor California is taking its show on the road to the Big Apple in July, for the Summer Fancy Food Show.

All members of the trade are invited to stop at booth 780 to sample products from:

Elaine's Toffee (below, at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco)
Holly Baking

What's new

Holly Baking, makers of Viva Sonoma Italian-style cookies and Black Ace Licorice

Quotable

When poets write about food, it is usually celebratory. Food as the thing-in-itself, but also the thoughtful preparation of meals, the serving of meals, meals communally shared: a sense of the sacred in the profane.
-- Joyce Carol Oates

Mangosteen Margarita

2 ounces Adam's 100% Mangosteen Nectar
1 ounce tequila
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Sonoma Syrup Co.'s Classic Simple Syrup
1 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
Combine the Adam's 100% Mangosteen Nectar, tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and cilantro in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well blended and strain into a chilled margarita glass.

Cool off on the California Coast

A favorite destination during hot weather is Point Reyes National Seashore on the Marin County coast north of San Francisco.

Start the day with a pastry at Bovine Bakery. At Tomales Bay Foods, pick up some “Mt. Tam” or another artisan cheese made by Cowgirl Creamery (above). Stop at Hog Island Oysters to buy oysters fresh from Tomales Bay. Make a reservation if you want to picnic there and bring your shucking knife. Or take all your goodies to one of the scenic beaches nearby.

Appetizers to chill with

No need to even turn on the stove to make delicious hot weather appetizers from Savor California goodies.

Endive spears from California Endive Farms, topped with Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery goat cheese and a candied walnut half is practically instant and definitely elegant.

It’s so easy to put out bowls of L'Estaci Dolce's caramel corn or delight your guests with nuts spiced specifically to pair with red and white wines from Savvy Wine Food.

Who knew chips could be good for you? Lundberg's rice chips have no gluten but they do have lots of flavor. Try Pico de Gallo, Sesame or one of the other 8 flavors.

Staff of life

There are so many tasty things you can do with a simple slice (or chunk) of good, crusty bread.

La Brea Bakery (assorted breads, above) in Southern California (Los Angeles) and Costeaux French Bakery in Northern California (Healdsburg) both make a wide variety of breads.

Toast it, grill it, dunk it in olive oil, slather it with butter. Top it with cheese, jam, honey, or chopped fresh tomatoes with a little garlic and fresh basil tossed in.

For a deliciously different take on bread and butter, try Meyenberg Goat Milk Butter. A beautiful light yellow with a very European taste, this butter is addictive.


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