Archive for January, 2005

Drunkard, Heal Thyself

| January 27, 2005 | 4 Comments

Given that my first two posts involve alcohol, I just might be establishing myself as the Bay Area Bites Lush. No matter, I think my parents already believe that. Anyway, as many of you are probably already aware along with all its other good qualities, alcohol has medicinal benefits. My two favorite prescriptions are the […]

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Chicken Rice Soup:Vietnamese Comfort Food

Chicken Rice Soup:Vietnamese Comfort Food

| January 24, 2005 | 4 Comments

Every culture has it’s comfort food. But soup may be the universal comfort food. Here in the Bay Area we have many cultures to choose from and each probably has a soup that will comfort a cold, a tummy ache, a hangover or even a broken heart. With the end of the Vietnam war, the […]

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The Ice Cream Chronicles, Part 1

| January 24, 2005 | 4 Comments

I love ice cream. No, I mean I really love ice cream. I love ice cream so much that I ditched our ancient, puny, barely-functioning refrigerator and bought a new refrigerator because the old one wouldn’t freeze my ice cream canister. I even had to rip out two of the six cabinets in our kitchen […]

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Excuse me, but do you have Sofia in a can?

| January 17, 2005 | 2 Comments

Yeah, from the look on the wine guy’s face at Andronico’s, he clearly thought we were yanking his chain when we asked him that. Once we explained that yes, wine in a can actually existed, and no, we weren’t two of the horseman of the Apocalypse, he shrugged and pointed to Sophia in a bottle. […]

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Will We Survive??

| January 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

For anyone who cares about the sustainability of our food system and agriculture, I highly recommend Jared Diamond’s new book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Diamond got a Pulitzer Prize a few years ago for Guns, Germs, and Steel — which I found mind-blowing and also recommend to anyone who is interested […]

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On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

| January 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the latest books to get cooks excited is not a cookbook. Not exactly. It’s an updated version of Bay Area local Harold McGee’s groundbreaking book, On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. The new version has been revised and updated, twenty years after originally published. This book has long […]

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feeling crabby

feeling crabby

| January 9, 2005 | 1 Comment

While this is certainly not a news flash for you crustacean lovers out there, it is Dungeness crab season. The highlight of winter in the bay area. Okay, well, that and Meyer lemons. And what a pair they make. Crab cakes, cracked crab, crab salad, crab risotto (all with a squeeze of a Meyer)… So […]

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KQED Cooking

KQED Cooking

| January 1, 2005 | 1 Comment

“Bay Area Bites” is a product of KQED.org Cooking, a component of San Francisco’s Public Broadcasting website. This food blog combines the expertise and insight of a number of Bay Area food writers and professionals who bring their unique perspectives to this virtual table. KQED.org Cooking has an excellent list of recommended cookbooks spanning a […]

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