Tag Archives: Paul Canales

Mother’s Eggplant

Everyone’s talking about eggplant these days.  It’s eggplant season!  Chef Canales has them all over the menu at Oliveto from antipasti to secondi (watch Chef Canales shop the Berkeley Farmers Market for tomatoes and eggplant here).  Meanwhile in Pasadena, mother’s eggplant is nearing maturity.  Isn’t she a beaut?

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those leaves!

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those flowers!

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that color!

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The Chef Apprentice

Color me jealous.

Stuart Leavenworth of the Sacramento Bee wormed his way into Oliveto’s kitchen and is now keeping a blog about it.  Nice work if you can get it!  He even got a Paul Canales-issued bandana!  

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Taking Things to the Next Level

This is very exciting news.  After approximately a year of eating at Oliveto I caved and signed up for email updates about special dinners, visiting producers and the like.  Now another year later, I just got notice of the Oliveto Community Journal–and it’s so much fun.  It could have gone either way; what do restaurateurs and chefs know about the interweb?  Fortunately for Oliveto-devotees and food lovers everywhere, the Oliveto Community Journal is  an exciting array of reports from local farms, bright pictures, and even video of our fantasy-life-husband Chef Paul Canales on the job!  A personal favorite is the timeline feature.  Check out this pic of Chef Canales and some lucky guy c. 2000 when Canales was named chef.  

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This is another one of those sites that is going straight to my list of favorites.  

The local chanterelles alone!

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Spate of Education-related posts

The Teacher Salary Project, a group of educators and citizens committed to raising teacher salaries in order to improve the quality of education, is having an event in San Francisco on March 23, 2009 from 6:30-8:30.  The evening will include clips from the new film of the same name, based on the New York Times best-seller Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers by Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Clements Calegari, and Dave Eggers.  In addition to a preview of the film, the evening will include discussion with the directors and producers and sushi from Ichi Catering.  Mmmm.  Minimum suggested donation is $150.  A small price to pay for raising money and consciousness for real social change.

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Teacher Salary Party pdf

Another incredible opportunity to show your support for students and the people who work hard to prepare them for . . . everything, is quickly approaching at ARL all-time favorite Oliveto.  I knew I was in love with Paul Canales, and here’s just one more reason why.  

MetWest High School invites you to
A Morning of Real-World Learning:

Our first annual exhibition-viewing breakfast fundraiser
Wednesday, March 18th, 8:30 – 9:45 AM

*Join us for a breakfast prepared by Oliveto Restaurant head chef, and MetWest internship mentor, Paul Canales
*Sit amongst our students to view one of our students quarterly exhibitions of their internship-based learning
*Hear more about MetWest’s unique approach to high school education:
– Exploring passions through internships
– Professional networking skills
– Project management experience
– Anti-oppression curriculum
– Close peer relationships within a diverse student body

Please RSVP to Greg Cluster:
metwestgregc@gmail.com or 510-435-6115
Space is limited

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