While I don’t really want to wear clothes made out of food, I do like gawking at them. You can find plenty of food fashions online. Start with the classic Hats of Meat web site with fashions that include the pork pie hat made of pork, the base-bull cap made from ground beef and flank steak and the ever popular brisket yarmulke.

For several years we have also ogled fashions made out of chocolate. Not edible underwear, but actual clothing. There was 2003 Chocolate Show, the 2004 Chocolate Show and even a Food Network Chocolate Runway Challenge.

Now you too can gape at the goods. On Wednesday September 26th the Golden Gate Restaurant Association will hold the annual event “Toast of the Town: Where Food Meets Fashion” showcasing cutting-edge edible designs created jointly by San Francisco chefs and fashion designers. Check out a cool movie about the event.

Chefs involved in the food fashion runway will include Food & Wine Magazine’s 2007 Rising Star Chef Sean O’Brien of Myth, James Beard award winning Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys, and Chronicle Rising Star Chef’s Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake, Loretta Keller of Coco 500, Anjan & Emily Mitra of Dosa, Sharon Adriana of Gialina, Stuart Brioza of Rubicon, Bruce Hill of Bix and Restaurant Picco, Staffan Terje of Perbacco, Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal of Town Hall and Salt House, and Tim Luym of Poleng Lounge. MC and host Marisa Churchill from Bravo TV’s “Top Chef”, and Tres Agaves Bartender Ashley Miller will also create culinary designs.

Taste signature dishes from San Francisco chefs including Chris Cosentino of Boccalone/Incanto, Mike Selvera of Bar Crudo, Craig Stoll of Delfina, Mark Gordon of Terzo, and many more.

Wine and beverage stations will be situated throughout the great hall at the Old Federal Reserve Building where talented chefs will cook the night away. Sneak into the speakeasy, sponsored by Bourbon & Branch, on the 2nd floor balcony.

Toast of the Town: Where Food Meets Fashion
Wednesday, September 26th; 6:30pm-10:00pm (VIP Event Begins at 6pm)
Old Federal Reserve Building, 301 Battery Street
For more information, visit:
Golden Gate Restaurant Association or call 415.781.5348.

Note: Toast of the Town benefits the GGRA PAC, which represents and promotes the interests of the food service and hospitality industry in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Food in Fashion 12 September,2007Amy Sherman


Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.

In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the Epicurious.com blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.

Her focus on Bay Area Bites is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.

Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.

She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.

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