san francisco: things to eat

Miette Cookbook

My first job out of college was working on the third floor of the San Francisco Ferry Building. On the bottom floor of the Ferry Building there is an amazing food market with specialty stores of every kind. Really, its like a foodie mecca. (See my explicit instructions on visiting the FB right here) That’s the first time I was introduced to Miette bakery. I loved¬†everything¬†about it. The packaging, the vintage cake platters and serving dishes, the beautiful custom cakeplates from local vendors. It’s also the place I first tried a Parisian Macaron. Since then they have grown in the Bay Area and even opened up candy stores. I was so happy when Chronicle Books sent me a copy of the Miette Cookbook. First off it is a beautiful book, right down to the adorable scalloped pages. But it is a fantastic resource of not only recipes but advice on how to frost your cake and cupcakes just so. I can’t think of another bakery that does presentation as well as Miette. This cookbook is definitely a classic. You can purchase the Miette Cookbook right here.

photos of the book by Oh Happy Day

I received the Miette cookbook from Chronicle Books but was not required by them to post about it.

 

Mission Cheese

I’ve been back in San Francisco this week. I’ve been happy to see this city even though I wasn’t feeling homesick quite yet. (Its only been a month or two.) I have a full schedule but have been able to slip out for great meals with friends in between. We were headed out to get lunch when we walked by Mission Cheese a new cheese restaurant right by my studio. We were some of the first customers. It was very good and the owner was great. She left her day job to follow her dream of owning a cheese shop. I love when people take scary risks to follow their dreams.

Mission Cheese | 736 Valencia St. San Francisco