KNOW WHAT I NOM?: Do you prefer creme fraiche over sour cream? Do you have a quick pickling recipe for almost anything? If someone asks you to assist them with their mise en place, do you know what they mean? If you answered any of these questions with a yes, grab your puffy hat and whip on over to the Patchwork Show: Edible Edition happening this weekend in Costa Mesa.
EASY AS PIE: More generally known for its assemblage of arts-and-crafters, Patchwork Show is usually a festival of handmade goods and unique designs in fashion and home decor. This month, they decided to step into the foray of foragers and grillers to showcase bloggers, chefs, and culinary artisans in collection of workshops, tastings, and vendor booths. Attendees can enjoy free cooking demos on making all purpose bread and homemade sriracha, workshops on cooking with bitters, all kinds of pickling projects, and much more. For the cerebral home chef, there will be panels on food critics and the gentrification of Mexican spirits. Creative types will learn how to stamp with vegetables and start their own cottage business. Basically, there's a little bit of something for every kind of foodie.
EAT IT UP: This Patchwork Show runs Oct. 5 - 6, with each day's activities beginning at 11 a.m. at Soco Collection in Costa Mesa. Admission is free, as are most of the workshops, and all ages are welcome. More information on lodging, parking, valet, and daily events can be found on the website.