Sometimes it’s hard to keep up on all the local foodie news, so here’s a taste of what’s been happening around town in the last few weeks (and a few extra tidbits from me).
Not reported: All the rage about the pho (and the broth!) right now at Saigon Deli – perfect for the cold weather season!
Fresno Loves Pumpkin Stuff – Reporter Bob Rodriguez featured pumpkin-flavored dishes from Capo’s by Giuseppe Gallo’s, a spicy pumpkin breakfast pizza by Visalia blogger Bon Appetit Paleo, and talked about pumpkin ice cream at Jeb’s Swedish Creamery in Kingsburg.
Not reported (officially): Bon Appetit Paleo’s pizza recipe got picked up by Fox News shortly after it was published. Go, Visalia! And of course, if you missed 4 Ways to Use Pumpkin Butter, there’s still time for experimentation.
A Yummy Bahn Mi Recipe: The Fresno Bee didn’t talk about the Saigon Deli pho (mentioned above), however, Saigon’s Vietnamese sandwich was featured in this article about the growing local popularity of the dish (plus a recipe).
Not reported: My favorite sandwich at Bun Mee in SF: braised Kurobuta pork belly, salted radish relish, shaved onion, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, jalapeños, cilantro. Bun Mee is a cute, trendy little place that you should try next time you’re in the Bay area and just want a light bite to eat.
Videos to Watch
Valley Delicious – Feleena Sutton features locally grown produce and then meets up with Valley chefs and winemakers who show you what to make and how to pair the items with wine. Tough gig, right? Her latest episodes feature pineapples, pumpkin, and pomegranates!
DineOut – A Valley PBS show hosted by Ray O’Canto and Jennifer Whitney. Here’s the description from their website: DineOut is a cooking destination program dedicated to creating awareness of the great chefs, amazing boutique wineries, one-of-a-kind restaurants and the many culinary treasures dotted across our Central Valley. Watch Episode 4 featuring Ficklin Vineyards, Shepherd’s Inn, Hanford Portuguese Bakery:
And Finally, Non-Foodie National News About Junk Food