John Ash, The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood, and John Finger, Hog Island Oyster Co.

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stop by the Foodwise Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

John Ash is a restaurateur, cookbook author, and two-time James Beard Award winner. He co-hosted the Good Food Hour radio show on KSRO for 35 years, and he has hosted two shows on the Food Network. Ash regularly contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and has written for magazines such as Fine Cooking and Eating Well. In 2014, Ash was honored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the Sustainable Seafood Educator of the Year. He lives in Santa Rosa, California. He is the author of The Hog Island Book of Fish & Seafood: Culinary Treasures from Our Waters.

John Ash will be joined by oyster farmer John Finger of Hog Island Oyster Co., one of the nation’s leading producers of sustainable shellfish and is a pioneer in bay-to-bar restaurants. With a passion for serving an exceptional oyster experience, Hog Island owns and operates seafood-centric oyster bars and restaurants and has been shucking at events across the Bay Area since the company was founded in 1983. Find them at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays, and inside the Ferry Building Marketplace throughout the week.

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

The demo will be followed by a book signing hosted by Book Passage at their shop inside the Ferry Building Marketplace at 1pm.