Archive for August, 2006

It’s It: The San Francisco Treat

It’s It: The San Francisco Treat

| August 10, 2006 | 4 Comments

My noshing life could be illustrated by a colorful parade of individually packaged ice cream treats. First there was the Bomb Pop. For us, it was a delicacy that could only be found in the ice crystalled depths of the ice cream truck, and with three complete flavors in one (count ‘em: red cherry, white […]

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Cook by the Book: Cradle of Flavor

Cook by the Book: Cradle of Flavor

| August 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has ever been seduced by the exotic visions of Bali and the Spice Islands or has travelled to a foreign country and returned profoundly changed will appreciate the cookbook Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (W.W.Norton, 2006). Author James Oseland’s life was similarly changed during […]

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Berkeley Thursday Farmers’ Market

Berkeley Thursday Farmers’ Market

| August 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

In a city where we have one of the world’s renowned farmers’ markets, it is easy to overlook neighborhood markets. But the truth is that often we don’t have the time or the will to elbow through the crowds at the Ferry Building. On the weeks when you’d like to avoid the weekend farmers’ market […]

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Summer’s Most Refreshing, an Interactive Piece

Summer’s Most Refreshing, an Interactive Piece

| August 6, 2006 | 4 Comments

The Sour Cherry Frozen Custard at The Shake Shack in NYC When it gets hot outside, what do you most want to put in your mouth and swallow to cool you down? Do you go out of your way to get that favorite treat? How far will you drive? Is it sweet? Bitter? Icy? Acidic? […]

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Fraises de Plougastel – Strawberries from Plougastel

Fraises de Plougastel – Strawberries from Plougastel

| August 5, 2006 | 0 Comments

Strawberries from the Plougastel farmers market According to the wildly popular wikipedia (which had an interesting article in yesterdays Wall Street Journal), the strawberry is “an accessory fruit; that is, the fleshy part is derived not from the ovaries (which are the “seeds”, actually achenes) but from the peg at the bottom of the hypanthium […]

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California Nice

California Nice

| August 3, 2006 | 2 Comments

Having lived on the East Coast for six years and in the Bay Area for only three, I am still constantly, happily amazed at the quality of service you can find here. For one thing, on my first visit to our neighborhood Albertsons I was picked up some cream cheese and canned pumpkin to make […]

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Interview with Jacques Pepin Part Two

| August 2, 2006 | 5 Comments

Here is the second part of our interview with Jacques Pepin. Part one is here. When you ask chefs what are their favorite dishes, it seems like nine times out of ten the answer is roast chicken, something very basic–When the question is asked, often it doesn’t necessarily have to do with the food. It’s […]

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Marina Farmers’ Market

Marina Farmers’ Market

| August 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

In a city where we have one of the world’s renowned farmers’ markets, it is easy to overlook neighborhood markets. But the truth is that often we don’t have the time or the will to elbow through the crowds at the Ferry Building. On the days when you wake too late to avoid the Ferry […]

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