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Bay Area Tanka fan and food entrepreneur honored with 30 Under 30 accolade

July 24, 2013

Bay Area Tanka fan and food entrepreneur honored with 30 Under 30 accolade
Last year I had the opportunity to do a Tanka tasting at one of our great retailers, Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, CA. While there I met Shakirah Simley who is a community coordinator for the store and she actually is a big fan of Tanka. I took the above photo of her while I was there.

This year Ms. Simley was named in the 30 Under 30: SF Bay Area's Food-World Up-and-Comers of 2013 list! Flip to no. 27 when you click the link.

Originally from Harlem, NY, Ms. Simley has a very impressive history -- starting her own canning business Slow Jams (artisan jams, jellies, spreads and pickled veggies), being featured on the Katie Couric show and earning a one-year Fulbright fellowship at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy to pursue a Masters in Food Culture and Communication.

Congrats, Shakirah Simley!

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