Archive for September, 2006

Check, Please! Bay Area: Season 2: Episode 2

Check, Please! Bay Area: Season 2: Episode 2

| September 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area is KQED’s new local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants. Season 2 kicks off tonight with three local haunts with very different styles. Visit the Check, Please! Bay Area blog to experience the restaurants from Season 2 Episode 2: 1) Hing Lung: | restaurant information | reviews 2) Absinthe […]

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Interview with Tanya Steel Part One

Interview with Tanya Steel Part One

| September 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Bites recently got a chance to sit down with Tanya Steel, Editor-in-Chief of one of our favorite food sites, Epicurious.com. In Interview with Tanya Steel Part One we learn all about Epicurious. Next week check back for Part Two to read about bringing attention to hunger in America and the Wine. Dine. Donate. […]

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Fairfax Farmers’ Market

Fairfax Farmers’ Market

| September 26, 2006 | 3 Comments

In an area 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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Pierre Herme’s Fall Fashion Line

Pierre Herme’s Fall Fashion Line

| September 23, 2006 | 8 Comments

Pierre Herme’s moanable macarons – my favorite is the passion fruit, the three in the right column. Twice a year the magnificent patisserie Pierre Herme introduces his new line of pastries, a la the House of Dior or Michael Kors. Just when you think he has done it all, Pierre Herme creates semething even more […]

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Season 2: Episode 1

Check, Please! Bay Area: Season 2: Episode 1

| September 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area is KQED’s new local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants. Season 2 kicks off tonight with three local haunts with very different styles. Visit the Check, Please! Bay Area blog to experience the restaurants from Season 2 Episode 1: 1) Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Smokehouse: | restaurant information […]

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The Professional Chef

The Professional Chef

| September 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Professional Chef is the 8th edition of a book produced by the Culinary Institute of America. It feels like the ultimate cooking school textbook. At well over 1000 pages it is definitely the biggest cookbook in my collection. While intended for the “culinary professional”, there is a lot that a non-professional will learn from […]

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Links Around the Bay

Links Around the Bay

| September 19, 2006 | 2 Comments

Fatemeh tells us how to eat well on a cruise. Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? People always tell you that you don’t cruise for the “quality” of the food, but the “quantity”. And truth be told, food was our greatest concern when we booked our vacation — would we find ourselves eating room service […]

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Check out the new CHOW

Check out the new CHOW

| September 17, 2006 | 2 Comments

I wanted to share with everyone the project I’ve been working on for the last few months: the online food magazine CHOW, which officially launched on Friday. (By “officially,” I mean publicly; it’s been open in beta for about three weeks.) Some of you may remember CHOW as a print magazine. Oddly enough, in today’s […]

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Menlo Park Farmer’s Market

Menlo Park Farmer’s Market

| September 16, 2006 | 5 Comments

Peppers from Happy Quail Farms Much is written about the San Francisco Farmer’s Market but nary a word about the humble little Menlo Park Farmer’s Market. Held every Sunday in the parking lots between Santa Cruz Avenue and Menlo Avenue, this little market has grown in the past fifteen years from just a few stands […]

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Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup

Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup

| September 13, 2006 | 7 Comments

It’s that time of the month. The freezer is overflowing, and I’ve had it. Given that there are two post-roast chicken carcasses under the frozen mango and buffalo burgers, and to the left of the kaffir lime leaves, I’ve got what I need to deploy my famous three-step method for making space in the freezer:1. […]

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Hungry?

Hungry?

| September 13, 2006 | 0 Comments

Years ago I worked in a homeless shelter. To say it was a frustrating job would be an understatement. On a daily basis I saw people who could not manage to take care of themselves and their families, no matter how hard I and my coworkers tried to help them. Successes were few and far […]

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Birthday Celebration at the Hungry Cat

Birthday Celebration at the Hungry Cat

| September 12, 2006 | 1 Comment

My birthday and my mom’s birthday are on the same day. We often trade off birthday celebration locations, and this year I happened to be in Southern California for the big day. It was going to be a low-key celebration this year, and is often the case with family get-togethers, we spent a long time […]

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Steamed Pudding, History & Recipes

Steamed Pudding, History & Recipes

| September 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

A few days ago a commenter on Eggbeater asked me to help her with a dessert conundrum. A pastry chef herself, she requested that I weigh in on steamed puddings, their ratios, and what sort of recipe to start with when attempting them for the first time. Thinking I could answer her in a snap, […]

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Top Chef’s Star Chef Lee Anne Wong

Top Chef’s Star Chef Lee Anne Wong

| September 7, 2006 | 5 Comments

If you have spent the past year in a Tibetan monastery (or in France without a TV), you might not have heard of Bravo’s Top Chef show. For the other four billion, you have no doubt been treated to some of the most delicious drama since JR got shot. Earlier this year ago I received […]

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