From Produce to Production: New Traditions in Bay Area Food Culture
When: Sat, Feb. 19, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787
The rundown: Judging by the food talent YBCA lined up for this Saturday round table ― Bryant Terry, Leif Hedendal, and Novella Carpenter ― the local food culture's new traditions skew subterranean, goaty, vegan, and firmly rooted in Oakland. This kickoff conversation in YBCA's annual, four-month BAN6 series, also features panel time with some of the artists on exhibit, moderated by exec director Kenneth Foster. As for food itself, rather than talk about it, details are sketchy, though a YBCA spokeswoman tells SFoodie that Terry will be whipping something up as part of his presentation. Oh, and he's throwing together a big batch of his signature lemonade, offered free to anyone feeling parched from all the brainy talk.