Archive for April, 2005

Aziza: Great Drinks, Bad Jokes

Aziza: Great Drinks, Bad Jokes

| April 30, 2005 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, a few of us went to Aziza, having heard great things about this Moroccan restaurant… Kim: I was so excited when we walked into Aziza’s dimly-lit bar and dining room. It was beautifully decorated, and transported you right off the bustle of Geary and into a different world. But trouble was […]

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La Mouffe! aka Rue Mouffetard, Paris

La Mouffe! aka Rue Mouffetard, Paris

| April 29, 2005 | 5 Comments

I have the great fortune to live a few blocks from rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest streets in Paris. As a matter of fact, it is the original Roman road that ran from Paris to Rome via Lyon, with plaques on buildings dating from the late 1500s! It runs from Hemingway’s early stomping grounds, […]

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Real Women Drink Real Wine

Real Women Drink Real Wine

| April 28, 2005 | 2 Comments

It’s interesting that I was already planning a post on “pink wine” when I read this in the New York Times food pages this week. Wine with lipstick-red labels? Corks that say “It’s my natural color”? Can someone pass me the spit bucket? Because I think I’m gonna hurl. Then there’s the Mad Housewife wine […]

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Cooking Under Fire

| April 27, 2005 | 5 Comments

Don’t you just love to hate celebrity chefs? Like a bad accident, I can’t stop looking. I feel the need to see what they are up to and read about their exploits and scandals. A guilty pleasure, you could say. Another guilty pleasure for me is reality TV. But, I am super fussy about the […]

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Le Pré Verre, Paris

Le Pré Verre, Paris

| April 26, 2005 | 1 Comment

This blogging phenomenon has flung open the doors to the world and connected me with people all over the planet. This particular evening I was having dinner with a woman from Los Angeles who, like me a few years ago, wants to make a change in her life and being a Francophile at heart, is […]

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Wine’s Life with Spencer Garrett

| April 24, 2005 | 2 Comments

“Back when I was just beginning to drink wine, I visited my aunt & uncle in Switzerland. Marc loved his glass of wine when he came back from the office and, though he could have afforded French or Italian wines, he drank the local wine from the place where he grew up. He taught me […]

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Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

| April 23, 2005 | 1 Comment

Tonight at sundown is the beginning of Pesach (Passover), the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery. During the eight days of Passover, there are gatherings of friends and family and lavish dinners, called Seders, where the story of Passover is retold. One thing that I love about Jewish holidays […]

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In Through the Out Door

| April 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

For the past month or so I’ve been smoothing a path from work on Montgomery Street to the Ferry Building. Considering all the bounties that the Ferry Building has to offer — including warmer air than the chilly shade of tall buildings — that’s no surprise. But I haven’t been taking advantage of the Farmer’s […]

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Take 5 with Heather Gold

Take 5 with Heather Gold

| April 20, 2005 | 1 Comment

Title: Writer/Performer, currently appearing in I Look Like An Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie an interactive baking comedy Hometown: Niagara-on-the-Lake (Canada) now San Francisco 1. How did you come up with the idea of baking onstage?I had done stand-up for a long time and I was trying to figure out what to do […]

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Pizza Maker

Pizza Maker

| April 17, 2005 | 9 Comments

As you know if you read my previous pizza post, I am a serious pizza aficionado. To the point of obsessiveness. I am also on a quest to perfect my own pizza recipe. I would love to find a way to make a fabulous pizza in my home oven. I know, it will never be […]

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Bonjour de Paris!

Bonjour de Paris!

| April 15, 2005 | 3 Comments

Hello Everyone, Hello from Paris! This is my first post to Bay Area Bites and I am so excited and honored to be a part of this. I grew up in San Francisco watching KQED from the early days of Sesame Street to the Saturday morning cooking shows that I couldn’t tear myself away from. […]

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Zeroing In

| April 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

It has come to this blogger’s attention that Zero is sitting up and taking notice. Now, I can’t say this change came about because of my rant — wouldn’t that be lovely, though? — but I can’t ignore that a change is in the air over there. Yesterday a co-worker — out of sheer desperation […]

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Heating up the Kitchen

| April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Lately I’ve been inundated with cheesecake. No, not that kind of cheesecake. I mean sexy cookbook cover cheesecake. I think it all started with Nigella Lawson. Attractive to both men and women Lawson’s photogenic qualities made even non-cooks sit up and pay attention. Then there was the famous FHM photo series of celebrity chef Rachael […]

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The Pork Saga

The Pork Saga

| April 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I walked out of my office on Wednesday evening to the smell of grilling meat wafting down the street, so naturally I got it into my head that I must have meat for dinner. Now, I cook nearly every night — it helps me wind down from the day and gives me a creative outlet, […]

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