CONTENTS WINTER 2012
EDITOR'S MIXING BOWL
WHAT'S IN SEASON
BATE, BATE, CHOCOLATE!
Rediscovering Hot Chocolate
GIFTS FOR THE SEASON
Ideas for Keeping it Local
On a Spiral with the California Rare Fruit Growers
SEVEN STARS OF THE WINTER HAVEST
Favorite foods and recipes from Jessica Prentice
THE MAKING OF THE CALIFORNIA OLIVE OIL CULTURE
ABOUT OUR COVER ARTIST
Our cover art this issue is by letterpress printer, illustrator, and graphic designer Elizabeth Hubbell. In 1998, Elizabeth founded Elizabeth Hubbell Studio in Berkeley to house a century-old, cast-iron printing press, the type of letterpress invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century. Using the press and custom-mixed inks, she transfers her paintings, illustrations, and block-cuts onto beautiful textured papers from around the world. Visit elizabethhubbellstudio.com to see the video tour of her studio and to view her blog of recent work and sources of inspiration.