Why Dogs and Food?

Why Dogs and Food?

It's simple. Write about what you love. And what is better than dogs and food? If you are anything like me - and millions of other people - you will relate to and understand the unwavering love I have for my dogs and my passion for cooking - and eating - great food. I hope you will enjoy reading about my day to day experiences with good food and a couple of very special dogs.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

San Francisco Fish and Golden Gate Meat: Magnifique!

“To eat is a necessity; to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld

How wonderful is it to have so many fabulous fresh food choices under one roof? Let me tell ya.

I have written about my discovery of the Ferry Building Marketplace and my utter delight in surveying the shops and food stands. Even after months of meandering through this merry market place, I still marvel at the menu of meats, fish, pasta and cheeses.

Lately, I have been dropping in on some very special people in some very impressive companies. Those would be the San Francisco Fish Company and the Golden Gate Meat Company.

When my bus delivers me on time at the Ferry Building each evening after work, I have enough time to stroll in and grab some fish or meat or a bag of imported Italian pasta and pesto for dinner.

The San Francisco Fish Company has a variety of fresh catches including Pacific Halibut and Atlantic and Scottish Salmons, to name a few. The the other night I picked up some mild and delicious Sea Bass and baked it in lemon, butter and garlic and served it with fresh asparagus and crusty, rustic French bread. Heaven.

Another night I selected some organic filet mignon steaks from the Prather Ranch Meat Co. - a company that raises, distributes and sells humanely-raised and very flavorful meat products. I grilled these little beauties to pepper-crusted perfection; and finally, last Sunday, I roasted a stunning pork loin from The Golden Gate Meat Company and topped it with apple cider gravy. It was so succulent and tender, it practically melted in our mouths. Tout était si bon!

I am going to pick up a lovely beef tenderloin roast for Saturday night's dinner. I plan to roast this tender piece of meat in the oven with garlic, green onions, mustard and sherry. Elégant!.

Hopefully we will have friends join us so we can share the love.

What are you having for dinner?


dive said...

I made the mistake of checking your blog at breakfast time and now I am ruined for the day.
Luckily, over here in Blighty I have both an awesome fishmonger and a local organic butcher as well as an organic farm collective in the village, but thanks to today's post I'm going to be aching to get into the kitchen all day long, darn it.

Liz Berry said...

dive: I'm so glad this inspired you! I LOVE this marketplace by the bay! San Francisco is one of the best foodie towns and I am lucky enough to have it laid out before me every day of my life...happy cooking!

kkshaw47 said...

Hi Liz:
Oh girl, please keep the San Francisco energy coming. The gourmet food is on another level in California! Have you been to Guamas, the Mexican restaurant right on the Bay? We ate the best food, every day all day while out there.
Bonne Ete!

Birdman said...

You make me hungry. ps My sis lives in Lake Oswego OR, just outside Portland. Was there a month ago for 7 days. Great weather too.

Liz Berry said...

Hi Birdman - thanks for dropping by..Oregon is beautiful and I bet they have some good eats up there, too! I love your photos!

Liz Berry said...

Kristen - always happy to send positive SF energy your way, darling girl!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it looks like a wonderful place. My son lives right near S.F.

Birdman said...

Love that fish sign... classic.

Anna said...

You are so fortunate to have such wonderful food choices close at hand! Thanks much for stopping by my blog :)

Liz Berry said...

Anna - yes, I feel so fortunate every day of my life. I get giddy with all the great food places here. Thank you, too, for stopping by. I just love your photos.

Liz Berry said...

hip-chick: thank you for stopping by. San Fran is wonderful.

Susan Campisi said...

I just commented on your most recent post about being in heaven with your meals. You write so well about your divine cooking! Your passion really comes through.

Liz Berry said...

Thanks, Sue! I really do love to cook. Sometimes I wish there more people to cook for though. Brian doesn't seem to mind as he gets to have it all to himself but I miss entertaining. It's hard when you move to a new place and know no one. In time, I guess.