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District Panel Talk: A Ballpark for Everyone.  Tuesday, September 26th, 6:00 PM at Original Pattern Brewing, 292 4th Street. With: Jeff Bellisario, Bay Area Council &...

In a segment hosted by Great Big Story, we learned that the Oakland Zookeepers make use of Jack London's Wholesale Produce Market. In the video,...

Business Spotlight: Dashe Cellars and Mike Dashe

The Jack London team visited Mike and his dedicated team at Dashe Cellars during bottling season to peek in on one of our urban wineries in action. We interviewed Mike Dashe to capture some of his culinary wisdom. 

JL:What is your favorite local ingredient and where do you get it?

MD: Dungeness Crabs—I go out on a boat and take them out of the crabpots myself

JL: What is your favorite spice?

MD: Smoked paprika!

JL: What is the most overrated ingredient, in your opinion?

MD: Truffle Oil (overpowers everything!)

JL: What is the most underrated ingredient?

MD: Fresh morels

JL: What's the one food you can't live without?

MD: Avocados

JL: What's never in your kitchen? 

MD: Whiners

JL: What's always in your kitchen? 

MD: Fleur de Sel.

JL: What's the one book that everyone interested in food should read?

MD: Tie:  "The Way to Cook" by Julia Childs; and "The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons" by the late Judy Rodgers

JL: Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

MD: Anthony Bourdain