30 Jan SF Chronicle – Sloe Gin wins 2018 Good Food Award!
Alice Waters and Nell Newman were once again on-hand at the San Francisco War Memorial Herbst Theater to hand out medals to this year’s top picks, which were selected from 2,057 entries from nearly 300 craft food makers around the country. Cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey served as the keynote speaker. Bay Area brewers Almanac Beer Co. and Drakes Brewing Co. were among the locals represented among the class of 2018. Other local winners include: fishmonger TwoXSea, cheese maker Bellwether Farms, salumi maker Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods, and Yume Boshi, which specializes in Japanese preserved plum products. Healdsburg’s modern grange, SHED, took awards in three categories for its pickled shiitake mushrooms, smoked trout and smoked black cod, and plum shiso shrub.
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