A couple of event-related tidbits for you:
• The folks over at Rivera PR and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Chefs. Food. Wine. want to remind you that this is the first day of Heirloom Tomato Week. It basically just means a whole bunch of restaurants feature heirloom tomatoes on their menus this week. Fine by us.
• The Tablehopper’s doing a bit of good old fashioned self-promotion. Marcia will maybe give you some Chronicle Books goodies if you forward her newsletter to a friend (make sure to cc her).
• Bucca Di Beppo is giving out coupons if you vote in their little survey thing.
• And, finally, Slow Food Nation has announced the lineup of celebrity chefs and authors participating in its “Green Kitchen” component of the Taste Pavillions. Click through the jump to see it.
Saturday, August 30; 11 am – 3 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Clodagh McKenna, BBC Host and Author, Ireland, 11 am
David Chang, Momofuku, NY, 11:45 am
Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ireland, 12:30 pm
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill, Chicago, 1:15 pm
Charlie Trotter, Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago, 2 pm
Saturday, August 30; 5 pm – 9 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Poppy Tooker, Market Umbrella.org, NOLA, 5 pm
Deborah Madison, Author, 5:45 pm
Scott Peacock, Watershed, Atlanta, 6:30 pm
Joyce Goldstein, Author, 7:15 pm
Niloufer King, Author, 8 pm
Sunday, August 31; 11 am – 3 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Traci des Jardins, Jardiniere, 11 am
Joan Nathan, Author, 11:45 am
Claire Ptak , Violet, UK, 12:30 pm
Oliver Rowe, Konstam, UK, 1:15 pm
Gilbert Pilgram, Zuni Café, 2 pm
Sunday, August 31; 5 pm – 9 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Corey Lee & Peter Jacobson, French Laundry, 5 pm
Anna Lappe & Bryant Terry, Authors, 5:45 pm
Cal Peternell, Chez Panisse, 6:30 pm
Amaryll Schwertner, Boulette’s Larder, 7:15 pm
David Tanis, Chez Panisse, 8 pm