Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Archive for November, 2005
Few dishes elicit such a visceral reaction quite like a precariously towering, steaming soufflé puffed up in all it's glory. Upon placement, a purring of oooohs and ahhhhhhs commence, ending only when the last bite of these delectable clouds has been consumed. So why is it that something so physiologically powerful is so darn hard […]
KQED’s new local program Check, Please! Bay Area premiered last night! The series will be aired Thursdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm on KQED TV9. You will also be able to view it on Comcast On Demand and KQED 191 Life. Every week, Check, Please! Bay Area features three guests who are local diners, […]
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the apples are tasting crisp, tart, and Sierra-beautiful, the wine should be mulling, and SF Drake is in the hizzouse! God, I do love this cheese. In fact, I love this cheese so much I shouldn’t even be writing about it because those limited-time-only rounds […]
Title: Line cook, BocadillosHome town: Sacramento, CA 1. How did you get into cooking?I was working at Starbucks when I was 17. One night I took home a cookbook and I cooked dinner for my roommates. I made potato salad, blueberry cornbread, and some kind of barbecued chicken. I remember the look on peoples faces […]
I have always respected Mariquita Farm for their sense of community and their use of direct fundraising to help that community when possible. Last year, I wrote about an event that Andy and Julia of Mariquita held at their farm when one of their employees was in a car accident. After Hurricane Rita this year, […]