Archive for January, 2006

Restaurant Review Sites in San Francisco, Part I

Restaurant Review Sites in San Francisco, Part I

| January 17, 2006 | 5 Comments

With so many restaurants in San Francisco, it is typical to research a restaurant before visiting. Over the next two weeks, I will be featuring a synopsis of the many restaurant review sites on the Internet. For this project, I chose to focus on restaurant review sites that allow participation from the public, as opposed […]

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The Food-For-Sex Scandal: A Sampling of Good Vibrations’ Gastronomic Pleasures

The Food-For-Sex Scandal: A Sampling of Good Vibrations’ Gastronomic Pleasures

| January 15, 2006 | 4 Comments

My Bay Area Bites posts, dear reader, will often be preambled by a warning. In this case, stop reading now if you have never wondered what edible underwear taste like and you don’t want to know. Ditto for revulsion to the very idea of honey, coconut, peppermint, strawberry and chocolate ever gracing your nether regions […]

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Going Whole Hog

Going Whole Hog

| January 15, 2006 | 0 Comments

I came across Kate Hill’s French Kitchen Adventures sometime this week and, intrigued by her story — she lives on a barge docked in a canal in Southwest France — I spent a little time poking around. What kept me reading more than the barge thing is her clear adoration for all things Fergus. Fergus […]

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Restaurant Georges au Centre Pompidou

Restaurant Georges au Centre Pompidou

| January 13, 2006 | 0 Comments

Known as the inside-out building, the Centre Pompidou at the time it was built was hailed as both a marvel and a catastrophe (pronounced cat-a-STROF) when it first opened its doors in 1977. The dream of then President Georges Pompidou, he commissioned a “cultural institution in the heart of Paris completely focused on modern and […]

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Episode 5

Check, Please! Bay Area: Episode 5

| January 12, 2006 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area is KQED’s new local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants. Visit the Check, Please! Bay Area blog to experience the restaurants from Episode 5: 1) Burma Superstar: | restaurant information | reviews | 2) Paul K: | restaurant information | reviews | 3) Universal Café: | restaurant information | […]

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For Whom the Cheese Melts

For Whom the Cheese Melts

| January 12, 2006 | 1 Comment

Given that I’ve been reciting a variant of my mother-in-law’s classic fondue recipe at least seven times at day at Ye Olde Stanke Cheese Shoppe, I thought it made sense to share it here. With the current rains and the penetrating damp, it is exuberantly fondue season in the Bay Area and nothing keeps the […]

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Food Writing Roundup: Tea Time

Food Writing Roundup: Tea Time

| January 11, 2006 | 2 Comments

Laundry: time for contemplation. Nothing goes better with contemplation than tea, though perhaps it’s the other way around — does tea promote contemplation? Tea, apparently, promotes many things, packed as it is with antioxidants. Sipping my cup of smoky Lapsang Souchong from Farley’s as the clothes tumbled in their dryers, I could feel the health […]

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Cook by the Book: Very Cranberry

Cook by the Book: Very Cranberry

| January 11, 2006 | 4 Comments

We are just coming up on the end of fresh cranberry season. But if you’re like me, you probably have a bag or two stashed away in your freezer. On the other hand, if you’re the type who thinks cranberries are just for Thanksgiving, think again. Very Cranberry is a slim volume dedicated to broadening […]

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Links around the Bay

Links around the Bay

| January 10, 2006 | 2 Comments

I would have assumed, 10 days into the New Year, that most food bloggers would be in a bit of a slump – hungover from the gluttony of the holidays, and tired of talking about food. Wow, was I wrong. Local blogger Butter Pig celebrated his 40th birthday by inviting 40 people to dinner and […]

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Shuna’s Famous Gingerbread

Shuna’s Famous Gingerbread

| January 9, 2006 | 30 Comments

About a month ago I came home to this intriguing note: “OK Eggbeater, your food blog kept me interested for hours. But the recipe that the world REALLY needs is for your gingerbread…so when can I look forward to that? sd” I laughed out loud. SD is Stephen Durfee, pastry chef from my time at […]

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Zagora

Zagora

| January 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

Don’t bring a Tunisian to a Moroccan restaurant: there’s bound to be a fracas over the couscous. That’s not meant to be any sort of statement about Tunisian-Moroccan relations. It’s merely a statement that our particular Tunisian (who, truth be told, is a little more New York than Tunis) has particular ideas about couscous. Zagora, […]

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Lassi Love at Dosa

Lassi Love at Dosa

| January 6, 2006 | 3 Comments

I love mango lassis. Thick and cool with the sweet tropical perfume of pureed mango and the tang of creamy yogurt. Just writing about it makes me want to drop everything and go find one. Or perhaps zip down to Farmer Joe’s (my local neighborhood market) and purchase the necessary elements to make one. Hmmmmmmmmm. […]

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BAB nominated for 2005 Food Blog Award!

BAB nominated for 2005 Food Blog Award!

| January 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Bites has been nominated for a 2005 Food Blog Award in the Best City Blog category. If you are a fan of BAB and you love KQED…support our appetizing efforts and VOTE NOW!

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Grilled Cheese, Please!

Grilled Cheese, Please!

| January 5, 2006 | 5 Comments

So, what do you do with leftover cheese after throwing several fondue parties of biblical proportions? Make grilled cheese, of course. I’ve long been a lover of grilled cheese. It was my favorite lunch growing up. In fact, there was a time that it was the only lunch I would eat. My mother would butter […]

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