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Talking Peaches with MH Produce Fruit Guru David Findlay

on Thursday, 31 August 2017. Posted in Inside Market Hall

Talking Peaches with MH Produce Fruit Guru David Findlay

Peaches are My Passion

Are tree-ripe peaches in season? Yes, when you're in on the secrets of foothill farming. You can still make that tree-ripe peach galette! Over the last two decades, while shopping at MH Produce, you may have glimpsed him: an unassuming man in a green apron, stocking pears or pointing...

Market Hall Foods Executive Chef Scott Miller

on Friday, 09 June 2017. Posted in Inside Market Hall, Newsletters

Market Hall Foods Executive Chef Scott Miller

Yes, Chef! 30 years at the helm of the kitchen

Market Hall Foods owner Sara Wilson hugs Executive Chef Scott Miller at his 30-year celebration In 2017, Market Hall Foods, formerly The Pasta Shop, has been celebrating its 30 years as the flagship store inside Rockridge Market Hall in Oakland. This month, Executive Chef Scott...

Meet Our Featured Taste Maker: Sandy Sonnenfelt

on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted in Announcements, Inside Market Hall

Meet Our Featured Taste Maker: Sandy Sonnenfelt

Say Hello to the Prepared Foods and Pasta Program Director of Market Hall Foods

You've probably glimpsed her around Market Hall Foods (formerly the Pasta Shop), a woman with pink hair in a white chef jacket, peering into the prepared foods display, hovering over the sandwich case, or in earnest conversation with a floor staff member or any one of a legion of cooks in crisp...

Celebrate Bastille Day with Us! July 14th, 4 – 6pm

on Tuesday, 12 July 2016. Posted in Announcements, Inside Market Hall

Celebrate Bastille Day with Us! July 14th, 4 – 6pm

Share the evening with our featured tastemaker: Kitty Keller

For our first ever store-wide Bastille Day Soirée, we are honored to host Kitty Keller of KL Keller Foodways (pictured above), America's importer of France's finest ingredients. Here, she shares a bit of her story. Stop by Thursday to hear more and say bonjour! What brought you to France?...

The Monster Cheese is Back!

on Thursday, 31 March 2016. Posted in Inside Market Hall

The Monster Cheese is Back!

Crucolo Cheese from Italy—We've Got the Only Wheel in the USA

It's here at The Cheese Counter, Rockridge Market Hall (Oakland, California). What dwarves 80-pound wheels of Swiss Gruyère and smashes rounds of Dutch Gouda? Weighing in at 365 pounds, our mammoth wheel of Crucolo has just rolled into town—and yes, we've got the only one in the...

Olio Nuovo: Harvest Report 2014

on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Inside Market Hall

Olio Nuovo: Harvest Report 2014
Olio nuovo is the first extra virgin olive oil of the season, pressed and bottled immediately after harvest. It's olive oil at its freshest and most intense, with fluorescent green color, silken texture, robust, spicy flavor and aromas of artichoke, black pepper, green apple and freshly cut...