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Food and Drink'SHARE' cookbook event
Women for Women International activist Laurie Pastrone and chef and Flea Street Cafe owner Jesse Cool will tell the story behind "SHARE The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity." Sample dishes from the book will be on-hand. Please RSVP. April 24, 7 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
Food and DrinkKrazy for Kefir
This class will cover how to make both water and dairy kefir. Kefir is a beverage rich in probiotics with live active yeast and bacteria, and it makes delicious beverages and foods. April 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $55. Lisa's Counter Culture, address given upon registration, Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkHazon Jewish Food Festival
Hazon Bay Area has partnered with Palo Alto's JCC to hold this festival celebrating the meeting point of food and Jewish life. Activities will include music from OctoPretzel and the Banana Slug String Band, lectures, food from local vendors like Oren's Hummus Shop and King Knish, hands-on cooking workshops, a Beyond Bubbie Bake-Off and more. April 27, 10-5 p.m. $18 general; $15 senior/student; $5 children 8-13; free for children 8 and under. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Food and Drink'Coffee: From Tree to Beans to Brew and Everything in Between'
This one-day symposium on the history, biology and economy of coffee will feature several speakers -- including James Freeman of Blue Bottle and Stanford professors -- local coffee roasters and baristas, tastings and more. Registration required by April 26. May 3, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $195. Address provided upon registration, , Stanford.
Food and Drink'The Craft Beer Revolution'
Steve Hindy, the chairman and president of Brooklyn Brewery, will share "The Craft Beer Revolution." The book provides insight into how pioneering brewers have transformed the way Americans enjoy beer, as well as what other entrepreneurs can learn from them. May 4, 2 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.
Food and DrinkPalo Alto Grill on Mother's Day
For Mother's Day, the Palo Alto Grill will serve a la carte brunch specials, including spring vegetables frittata with crab salad and slow poached egg with English pea waffle. May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. Palo Alto Grill, 140 University Ave., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkWoodside Farmers' Market
The weekly market features organic fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, nuts, dried fruits, honey, olive oil, local seafood, oysters, handmade sausages, vegetarian salads and entrees, organic pasta and sauces, nut butters, vegan cheeses, fair trade coffee, jams and pickles, grass-fed beef, a gluten-free bakery and crafts. Sundays, April 6-October 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Woodside Farmers' Market, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Food and Drink520 Chef's Table at Garden Court Hotel
Garden Court Hotel's private chef and kitchen debut 520 Chef's Table - a local event with a lively atmosphere, cocktails and culinary creations by executive chef Clive Berkman. Third Thursday of the month, March until November, 7-9:30 p.m. $168 (includes tax, service fee). Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkMountain Goat Farmers' Market
The weekly farmers' market will feature organic fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, honey, fresh local seafood, oysters, handmade sausages, nut butters, vegan cheeses, fair trade coffee, jams, pickles, grass-fed beef, local baked goods and more. Wednesdays, April-December, 3-7 p.m. Free. Mountain Goat Farmers' Market, 17285 Skyline Blvd., Woodside.
Food and DrinkPortola Valley Farmers' Market
This farmers' market at the Portola Valley Town Center features organic fruits and vegetables, local grass-fed beef, free range eggs, fair trade coffee, wild and local seafood, hot free range rotisserie chickens, local honey, organic olive oil, gluten-free baked goods, organic fruit popsicles, nuts and nut butters, pickles, jerky, artisan breads, empanadas, goat’s milk chocolates, flowers, crafts and music. Thursdays, year-round, 3-7 p.m. (summer hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.