By now, regular readers of the Cheap Bastard's Guide to San Francisco Blog will know that our resident Cheap Bastard, Karen Solomon, is also an accomplished cookbook author (cookbooks, of course, are crucial to the Cheap Foodie Bastard's lifestyle – they offer a way to make delicious food without going to an expensive resaturant). But did you know she also hosts a quarterly food swapping event at local food community resource 18 Reasons?
A food swap is a way for a thrify food crafter to make a large batch of one delicous treat and walk away with a whole cupboard full of other crafter's artisan products all in one fun evening. For $5 (if you bring an item to trade with others – it's $10 if you don't), you can get entrance to the 18 Reasons space (wine tastings are included) and be part of the food swapping community with some of the most talented artisan food producers in the City of San Francisco. You can read more about the Jam It Salons on the New York Times' site.
For more information on when the next Jam It Salon will be held, please check out the 18 Reasons Calendar. By the time the next one rolls around, spring and summer produce will be out in force and the food crafters will be ready to trade, connect, and share with you!