February 2013

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
Thursday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Food and love just seem to go hand-in-hand. Join us from 6pm to 7pm CST as we talk about food that inspires love, showing your love through food, and all things Valentine's Day. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to share your ideas and inspirations.

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Things We Love
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Things We Love
Thursday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Sunsets, butterfly kisses from a child, a perfectly sweet strawberry. There are so many things love in life. Join us on Twitter from 6pm to 7pm CST as we explore all of the things we love. Follow #wfmdish to share your thoughts. 

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Food and Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food and Film
Thursday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Join us for a virtual dinner as we talk about the movies. We'll chat about our favorite food moments in film and share recipes inspired by films. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

ONE Day Sale: Tulips
Friday, March 6th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

...while supplies last!

...while supplies last!

December 1: National Pie Day
Tuesday, December 1st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery,

December 1: National Pie Day

Today celebrates a different kind of piety - December 1 is National Pie Day!

Is there a more fabulously festive way to kickstart December, THE month of holiday baking, than indulging in pie all day long? We think not, so strap on your apron and get bakin'!

Pie originally came to be out of necessity. During ancient times, soldiers and travelers needed a safe, easy way to transport enough food to sustain them for long periods of time without worrying about it spoiling. Wrapping meat, cheeses or even a honey filling in an early form of pastry, made using flour, water and fat, proved a handy way to get their meals on the run.

December 10: National Lager Day
Thursday, December 10th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Specialty Department,

December 10: National Lager Day

Raise a glass - December 10 is National Lager Day!

Despite being the most popular type of beer in the world, lager is a relative newcomer to the beer scene when compared with ale.

Ale uses the strain of yeast that ferments at the surface of the fermenting vessel (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), which was also the original strain used to produce beer in ancient Babylon more than 5,000 years ago.

Lager uses the strain of yeast that ferments at the bottom of the fermenting vessel for longer periods of time and in colder temperatures (Saccharomyces uvarum). In medieval Bavaria, brewers noticed that their beer continued to ferment when stored in caves during the long winter. This resulted in lagerbier or German for “beer brewed for keeping.”

The actual strain of yeast wouldn’t be identified by scientists until the 19th century, about the same time that German immigrants introduced the United States to lager-style beer. Thus the American Lager was born, and American breweries never looked back.

Helped along by its crisp taste and smooth finish, lager has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Whether downing a frosty pint, pairing a glass with a plate of buffalo wings or pouring a can into a recipe for beer battered fish, raise a glass to the unicellular organism that made it all possible.

Hip hip hooray for Saccharomyces uvarum!