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The Purpose of Eating Seasonally

Healthy Bay Area Catering Tips Between searching for the best catering in the Bay Area to throw a grand party for your parent’s 50th anniversary; or exploring wedding catering options to help with your best friend’s upcoming nuptials, you've probably been hearing a lot of hype about “seasonal eating.” What is this trend, exactly? What are the advantages?   Here's the basic idea: you prepare and eat foods that are appropriate and that grow best during a particular season. In the summer, for instance, snack on sun-ripened fruits like blackberries and cherries. In the fall, use gourds like pumpkin and squash. Etc. This philosophy may sound somewhat trendy, but we actually evolved to eat this way. In fact, only for the last 150 years (give or take) have we had the luxury to eat “non-seasonally,” because our transportation, refrigeration, and international commerce systems allowed us to defy nature.   But there are some very good reasons to return to a seasonal eating paradigm. 1. You can find the freshest, most flavorful ingredients at great prices. Let's say you're fond of eating local strawberries. You'll get a better and cheaper selection now than you will in the middle of winter. The foods you eat seasonally will have been freshly plucked from...

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Party Planning Tips

Tips From Your Bay Area Event Caters Whether you're planning a killer 4th of July barbecue or exploring Bay Area party catering for a wedding or important corporate event, you may have ideas about how to make the event great. But you're also a little frazzled and overwhelmed by the scope of the project.   How can you plan effectively, stay on budget, avoid ruffling feathers and avoid scrambling at the last minute to change accommodations, manage challenging orders, and so on?   Send out announcements early. Send out save the dates and invitations. You can do so on online, if you're hosting a casual event. Giving your guests a “heads up” is a courtesy, and it will earn you more “RSVPs” and help friends and associates plan around their busy lives.   Create buffers in your planning. Expect that some people will cancel or change their plans at the last minute. Expect that you will have menu additions and subtractions. Inexperienced party planners often don’t have enough "give" in their schedules to accommodate for such changes, and so they wind up frustrated and caught off-guard when they happen.   Separate the “nice to haves” from the “must haves.” In an ideal world, you'd like your party to be an unlimited luxurious...

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