Almond Paste made within 100 Miles
The Sweetest News of the Week
I absolutely love marzipan. So when I read that there would be a locally made almond paste available at the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer's Market this past weekend, I made it my mission to find out exactly where.
An enquiry at the CUESA.org stand pointed me in the direction of Alfieri where, sure enough, they have started making and selling almond paste. What's better still (from the pov of the taste buds on my tongue) or worse (from the point of view of my belly and hips) is that Alfieri has also started selling chocolate covered marzipan nuggets.
Alfieri's almond paste is on the very sweet side, but what is there not to love about sweet? Sweet is sweet, right?
PS - the other sweet thing happening is that in a few hours my mUm arrives for her first visit to San Francisco in five years. I am counting down the hours. We have some stellar meals and food adventures planned, South of the City, North of the City, East of the City and in the City itself. I can't wait. Don't expect to hear a peep out of me til after she's gone back home to Blighty.