Gayle Pirie, Foreign Cinema and author of The Foreign Cinema Cookbook, featuring City Bees

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and highlighting a chef-farmer relationship forged at the market. The demo will be followed by a meet and greet and book signing at Book Passage.

Evolving menus. Sensual Environment. Champagne and oysters on the half shell. Since 1999. Foreign Cinema remains a magical destination for local, national and international visitors as one of San Francisco’s most enduring dining centers. A San Francisco Chronicle “Top 100 Restaurant” for eighteen consecutive years, Chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark’s collective visions weave food, wine, cocktails, film, and art gallery into one harmonious ambiance.

Gayle and John have penned their own cookbook, sharing their medley of delicious, if unexpected, dishes with grateful San Franciscans and the rest of the world. The 125-recipe cookbook features brunch highlights, sensory-scintillating hors d’oeuvres, and unforgettable main courses, like the signature curry fried chicken drizzled with spiced honey.

Coming from a background in fine art photography, Robert MacKimmie got hooked on beekeeping in 1996 after working with beekeepers Spencer and Helene Marshall of Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey, transforming his passion into a full-time career as an urban apiarist in 2009. Each San Francisco neighborhood has its own microclimate and vegetation that contribute to the diversity of flavors that emerge in City Bees’ honeys. Honey offerings vary from market to market, depending on which hives he visits that week. Robert finds great reward in working with such intelligent and gentle creatures and plans to be a honeybee steward for life.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.