Saturday, May 7, 2011

FoodTalk@Cafe Bernardo June 4 to June 25, 2011

Are you an aspiring food writer? Want to write a cookbook, memoir, restaurant reviews, or start a food or wine blog? Or, just want to talk food and improve the stories you tell around the kitchen table? Join us at FOODTALK@CAFE BERNARDO, Saturday mornings from 10 - 1 pm June 4 - June 25, 2011. Cafe Bernardo is located at 28th and Capitol Avenue in Midtown Sacramento. 

FoodTalk@Cafe Bernardo Midtown June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011

$15 per session. $50 for the series. 10 am - 1 pm (includes conversation, tastings and beverage)

Blind Tasting -- Maryellen Burns & Lynn Gowdy 
It’s said we eat with our eyes first, but what if we took away one of our senses? Taste an array of Cafe Bernardo’s iconic menu items, stretch your palate, and create a new vocabulary for talking or writing about food and drink. June 4, 2011

Hunt, Gather, Cook -- Hank Shaw in conversation with Elaine Corn 
Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook -- Finding the Forgotten Feast, will share his experiences in the field, in the kitchen and on the pages of his award winning blog Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook. Join in the conversation with journalist/cookbook writer Elaine Corn. Books available for purchase. June 11, 2011

Kitchen Diaries -- Joy Gee & Janice Kelley
All those recipes, and stories gathering in your head or garnered from cookbooks, blogs, food magazines and memory should be gathered for posterity. Artist Joy Gee and writer Janice Kelley will guide you through the creation of a hand-made book filled with original stories, recipes, illustrations, collage, clip art or photographs. June 18, 2011

Cookbook Sale and Swap
Meet Ann Rolke, Elaine Corn and other Northern California cookbook writers, plus choose from hundreds of new, used, and rare cookbooks, food essay, food history, gardening and wine books. Bring books to swap, too. June 25, 2011

Cafe Bernardo Midtown 28th and Capitol Sacramento, CA 95818
Tickets available by emailing:, 916-768-6077
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Reservations recommended. Contact: Maryellen Burns, 916-768-6077 for more information. Tickets also available on

Proceeds benefit Friends Around the Table, MatrixArts Kids in the Kitchen and FoodTalk@the Library.
Sponsored by MatrixArts, a 501 (c3) non- profit that bridges the visual, literary, performing and culinary arts.