November 2012

Sat
03
November 3: National Sandwich Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 3: National Sandwich Day
Saturday, November 3rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 3: National Sandwich Day

Tue
06
November 6: National Nachos Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 6: National Nachos Day
Tuesday, November 6th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 6: National Nachos Day

 

Almost everyone loves nachos, almost everyone loves stuffed shells. So this should be the perfect fusion dish! It certainly is fun and tasty. You can reduce the calories with lowfat versions of sour cream and cheddar.

Sat
10
November 10: National Vanilla Cupcake Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 10: National Vanilla Cupcake Day
Saturday, November 10th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 10: National Vanilla Cupcake Day
 

Sat
10
Copper's Dream Animal Adoption Event
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo - sidewalk
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Copper's Dream Animal Adoption Event
Saturday, November 10th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo - sidewalk, Adoption Fees vary

 

Sat
10
Sweet Confections Event
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ whole foods market san mateo
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Sweet Confections Event
Saturday, November 10th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
whole foods market san mateo, FREE

Join us for an incredible event filled with chocolate!

Mon
12
November 12: National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies)
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 12: National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies)
Monday, November 12th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 12: National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies)

 

This most popular of American dishes started out as a primitive flatbread and cheese meal somewhere in the Mediterranean region. While pepperoni wins as America’s favorite topping, the folks at Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board—whose members make much of the great cheese that tops your pizzas—have developed some groovy recipes that let you defer the tried-and-true pepperoni, meatballs, mushrooms, onions and pepper for another day.

 

So call your friends, tell them to bring the craft beer or artisan soda, and celebrate in gourmet style. But before you hit the recipes, chow down on the history of pizza.

Wed
14
November 14: National Guacamole Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 14: National Guacamole Day
Wednesday, November 14th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 14: National Guacamole Day

 

Avocados are packed with fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. The only challenge is portion control when it’s turned into something as delicious as Yucatan Guacamole. Because of the climate and soil, Mexican Hass avocados are superior to California Hass avocados. Yucatan Guacamole, which uses the Mexican avocados, is so fine in texture, flavor and seasoning that we bypassed the chips—they just got in the way of the perfectly seasoned avocado flavor.

Sun
18
November 18: National Vichyssoise Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 18: National Vichyssoise Day
Sunday, November 18th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 18: National Vichyssoise Day

The History Of Vichyssoise
Let’s start with the origin and definition of vichyssoise and the correct pronunciation, which is vee-shee-SWAHZ. While it sounds like an old, classic French dish, this cold, creamy leek and potato soup was invented in America in 1917 and named after the French town of Vichy—long before Vichy would become the seat of France’s Nazi collaborationist government.

While the soup may have had its origin at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York City, to give France its culinary due, a French chef born in a town near Vichy is credited as the creator.

Louis Diat was the chef at the hotel for most of the first half of the 20th century. In 1950, he recounted to The New Yorker magazine the potato and leek soup of his childhood, and how he would cool it off during the summer by pouring in cold milk, which resulted in a delicious summer soup. He decided to make something similar for the patrons of the Ritz.*

The soup was first called Crème Vichyssoise Glacée. Culinary historians point out that the French chef Jules Gouffé published a similar recipe with potatoes, leeks, chicken stock and cream, in Royal Cookery, in 1869, but did not serve it cold. There is also a form of the hot recipe called Potage Parmentier after Antoine Auguste Parmentier, who returned from a German prison-of-war camp after the Seven Year War (1756 to 1763) to find his countrymen starving, and set up potato soup kitchens throughout Paris to assist the poor.

Tue
20
November 20: Beaujolais Nouveau Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 20: Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Tuesday, November 20th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 20: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

 

Beaujolais

Technically a part of Burgundy, Beaujolais is regarded as a separate region. When asked to name the two red grapes of Burgundy, most people wouldn’t be able to get past the revered Pinot Noir; but Gamay, the grape of Beaujolais, rules the southern climes of the Burgundy region.  Most of us associate Beaujolais with George DuBoeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau, the wine of the new vintage that is released on the third Thursday of every November to much fabricated fanfare (Beaujolais Nouveau, a young, simple wine, was invented by DuBoeuf as a marketing gimmick to get cash flow while the “real Beaujolais” aged for months in casks). Nouveau is the essence of a great summer sipper, made by a method called carbonic maceration,* which produces a wine of moderate acidity, low tannin, simple, overt fruitiness, even with a bit of spritz.

Tue
20
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: 8am til 11pm
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: 8am til 11pm
Tuesday, November 20th
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
 
8:00am until 11:00pm in PST

  •   Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
    Mon Nov 19th : 8am – 10pm
    Tue Nov 20th: : 8am - 11pm
    Wed Nov 21st : 7am - 11pm
    Thu Nov 22nd : 7am - 3pm

 

Wed
21
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours - 7am til 11pm
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours - 7am til 11pm
Wednesday, November 21st
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
    Mon Nov 19th : 8am – 10pm
    Tue Nov 20th: : 8am - 11pm
    Wed Nov 21st : 7am - 11pm
    Thu Nov 22nd : 7am - 3pm
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Thu
22
Thanksgiving Day Hours - 7am til 3pm
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Thanksgiving Day Hours - 7am til 3pm
Thursday, November 22nd
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
    Mon Nov 19th : 8am – 10pm
    Tue Nov 20th: : 8am - 11pm
    Wed Nov 21st : 7am - 11pm
    Thu Nov 22nd : 7am - 3pm

 

Fri
23
November 23: National Espresso Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 23: National Espresso Day
Friday, November 23rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 23: National Espresso Day

Espresso is a lot of flavor and complexity in a very small cup. Yet, as strong as it is, espresso has no more caffeine than regular coffee. This is Page I of a four-part article. Click on the black links below to visit other pages. We start on this page with an overview of the origins of espresso.

There are many coffee-lovers, but espresso-lovers are a breed unto themselves. That one ounce cup (or a doppio, a double) provides an intense aroma and flavor experience, but no calories.

Sun
25
popchips mobile fashion truck tour
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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popchips mobile fashion truck tour
Sunday, November 25th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   like the gourmet food trucks that brought high-end eats to the masses, popchips teams up with topshelf boutique to add some flavor to fall for fashionistas of all ages. just in time for the holidays, popchips presents an exclusive pop-up mobile fashion truck tour and shopping experience.

    grab some friends and pop over to the popchips fashion truck where you can get the popstar look. so you can dress like a popstar, and snack like one too.


    popchips.com/fashiontruck

 

Mon
26
November 26: National Cake Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 26: National Cake Day
Monday, November 26th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 26: National Cake Day

 

A Brief History Of Cakes

The ancient Egyptians were the world’s first great bakers, with large-scale bakeries that produced unleavened breads and cakes, first baked on hot stones. They were the first to discover how to use wild (natural) yeast to make those flatbreads and cakes rise. Cakes are round because they descended from ancient breads—round loaves of dough placed on hearthstones to bake.

It took another few millennia, until the 18th century, to discover the technique of whipping eggs to make cakes rise. While it required many hours of beating, it heralded the dawn of modern baking. By the 1840s, baking soda had been invented, followed by baking powder in the 1860s. As ovens with regulated temperatures became available, and sugar became affordable to everyone, more people were able to bake, resulting in more creativity in recipe development; the modern cake as we know it began to take shape in the mid-19th century.

Even though sugar originated in Asia, cakes as we now know them—flour, eggs, butter and sugar baked to a sweet, fluffy deliciousness—are a Western evolution. There are thousands of different types of cakes in the world today; each culture has its specialties, most of which never reach our shores. Here, we present some of the more popular types one is likely to encounter—or at least hear about—in the U.S.

It is important to note that there is no one—or even 100—recipes for any of the cakes described here. Over the centuries, bakers have varied and refined the original recipes to their own preferences, and the challenge for everyone who loves to bake (or eat) good cake is to keep trying recipes until we find the versions that suit us to perfection.

Tue
27
Health Screenings by HeartWatch
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo - outside Patio
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Health Screenings by HeartWatch
Tuesday, November 27th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo - outside Patio, See Price List
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    As we kick off the Engine2: 28 Day Challenge on Wed the 20th, HeartWatch will be at the store on the Patio providing Health Screenings.

    Take this opportunity to have your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels checked and see your results. They also have other tests available click here for more information. No appointment is necessary!

    HEALTH SCREENING Costs:


    Cholesterol (no fasting)…………… $18.00
    Risk Assessment (no fasting)……. $28.00
    Cholesterol, HDL, Risk Ratio
    Total Lipid Profile (12 hour fasting)…. $38.00
    Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides
    and Risk Ratio
    ALT and AST (Liver Function)…… $44.00
    Glucose (Diabetes) ……………... . $15.00
    If added to a cholesterol test $ 7.00
    HbA1c (Diabetes) ………………..... $34.00
    Body Composition ……………….. $25.00
    Bone Density (A bare heel is needed for test). $34.00
    Allergy Screen …………………….. $64.00
    Blood Type ………………………… $28.00
    Blood Pressure (with Chol. Test) $ 0.00
    Blood Pressure (no add’l tests) $ 2.00

    Fingerstick method by Certified Phlebotomist
    Accurate – Meets State and Federal Standards
    No Appointment Needed.
    Accepted payment is Cash, Check, Credit Card or HSA Debit Card.

 

Thu
29
November 29: Chocolates Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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November 29: Chocolates Day
Thursday, November 29th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

November 29: Chocolates Day

Chocolate. Who doesn’t enjoy the melody of those three syllables?

The history of chocolate began right here in the Americas: The cacao tree first grew wild in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon basin.

Our word chocolate comes from the Aztec cacahuatl, based on the earlier Maya word xocoatl (for details, see the Chocolate Glossary - http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/chocolate/glossary.asp).

Events At Nearby Stores

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, September 30th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot, Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.  Every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, October 7th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot, Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.  Every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, October 14th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot, Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.  Every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.