Mouthful: Food fests galore this weekend

Bodega Red at Shed: On Sunday from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Shed in Healdsburg hosts a Sunday Supper in honor of the Bodega Red Potato, which was recently pulled back from the brink of extinction and is now being grown by a number of local farmers and backyard gardeners.

Chef Niki Ford will prepare a feast that celebrates this potato, our potato, and guests will learn the story of how the potato was saved, which was due, in part, to the efforts of Slow Food.

Cost is $42 and tickets are available through healdsburgshed.com.

Latke Time in Santa Rosa: The Second Annual Jewish Food Festival, a benefit for Congregation Shomrei Torah, takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year's inaugural festival was successful beyond all expectations, with 1600 guests when they were hoping to attract a thousand.

They've made a few changes this year. Most importantly, they are doubling and, in some cases, tripling the amount of food. Secondly, there will be no parking at the Synagogue. Instead, there will be free shuttle service from the Jockey Club at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Rd. ) to the fete, which is just two blocks away. Parking is free, too.

There is also an admission charge this year. It's just $5 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.

At the heart of the festival is an enormous array of Jewish comfort foods, including potato latkes with homemade apple sauce and sour cream; bagels, cream cheese and lox; corned beef sandwiches; chocolate egg creams; savory noodle kugel; honey cake; black and white cookies; poppy seed cookies; rugalach; sour cream coffee cake; apple cake; chocolate torte; challah; babka from Greens Bakery in New York and more. There will be coffee, beer and wine available for purchase, too.

There is more than food at this celebration. There are a lot of activities for kids; a Second Hand Rose pop-up thrift store of curated items and live music throughout the day.

Rabbi George Gittleman and Assistant Rabbi Stephanie Kramer will offer tours of the Shomrei Torah Synagogue.

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