▪ Dried okra from Eat Right Edibles
$5.99 for an 8-ounce bag; available at local farmers markets including Land Park, midtown and Carmichael Park; www.facebook.com/EatRightEdibles
Readers of Consume know that we’re always on the prowl for delicious, savory snacks, and we’ve found another awesome bowl-filler to add to the list: dried okra from West Sacramento’s Eat Right Edibles. These splendid green sticks lose none of their mild, earthy sweetness in the drying process, which gives them a ripping crunch.
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▪ Corti Brothers English Style Barley Wine Ale
$5.99 for 8.45 fl. oz.; Corti Bros.; www.cortibros.com
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Corti Brothers in 2012, Darrell Corti worked with the fellows over at Ruhstaller to create this commemorative English-style barley wine, a traditional celebratory libation. But Corti’s fastidious taste buds weren’t happy with the results until now – two years later. Only 125 cases of the malty, rich ale were made, so grab one of the little bottles while you can.
▪ “Casablanca” screening at the Crest Theatre (1013 K St., Sacramento)
Free with any K Street restaurant receipt and your email; 7:30 p.m. Friday; www.crestsacramento.com
Here’s looking at you, kid. If you’ve never seen the 1942 Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman 1942 classic “Casablanca” on the big screen, you’re in luck. It’s set to play Friday night at Sacramento’s downtown movie palace, presented by the Crest and its sister restaurant Mother as part of its ongoing dinner-and-a-movie program.
▪ 60 Minutes
CBS/KOVR-Ch. 13, 6 p.m. today
The CBS news magazine sends Lesley Stahl on the hunt in Italy’s Perugia province for the world’s most expensive food – European truffles. The report examines troubles in truffle land as inferior Chinese truffles fool consumers and ecological changes diminish the harvest in France and Italy. Because demand has driven the price of black truffles to $1,000 a pound and their rarer white cousins to $9,500 a pound, a black market has developed similar to those in drugs.
▪ Farmers Market Postcards
$.50 each or $3 for set of eight; Davis Farmers Market
Why not pen those holiday thank-you notes on cards that promote healthy eating and local food all at the same time? The Davis Farmers Market’s collection of eight postcards highlight some of the produce available at the market, which is observing its winter hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 11. The images on the cards are the work of either Karin Higgins of UC Davis or the Market’s own Patricia Graves.
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