We spotted partners Liz King (left) and Judith Powell (right), toughing the weather in cute coats and distressed boots, while out for a shop on Market St. Liz works retail development and oversees some of the construction of Apple stores, and Judith is the executive director of The First Tee of SF, a youth development program. When they're not hard at work, the two are busy shopping and eating local, in SF and beyond.
When chefs from Barbacco to the French Laundry need the best Italian ingredients, they call up importer Howard Case of Casa de Case. Here are his picks for pantry essentials.
The high-acid, dense, and sweet San Marzano tomato has an unrivaled mystique. At Una Pizza Napoletana, owner-chef Anthony Malgieri uses Solania brand D.O.P. (protected designation of origin) tomatoes to make the sauce for his legendary pizzas. $5 (28 ounces) at Williams-Sonoma, 2 Embarcadero Center, 415-421-2033.