Archive for June, 2008

Gay Weddings: Do It Yourself

Gay Weddings: Do It Yourself

| June 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

In case you’ve been living in a well-stocked bomb shelter for the past few weeks, you’ve most likely heard that the California Supreme Court voted 4-3 to legalize same-sex marriages. Well, hooray and all that, but it’s got me a bit troubled. I’m not so much bothered about those clowns at Save California and their […]

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An Urban Garden Part 2: The Beans

An Urban Garden Part 2: The Beans

| June 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

Every summer I spend way too much money on cranberry beans. If you know me, you might also know that they are my hands-down, number one, absolute favorite bean. I would even go a step further and extend that statement to the entire legume family. What are cranberry beans you ask? Well, they are not […]

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Events: Chocolate Classes & Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Events: Chocolate Classes & Chocolate Truffle Recipe

| June 11, 2008 | 1 Comment

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to work with chocolate, you’re in luck. Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates will be giving chocolate classes. Head into the Charles Chocolates factory kitchen to learn the basics of working with chocolate through an entirely hands-on, intensive class led by Siegel himself. Starting with the basics of working […]

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Bethenny Frankel: The Corpse Bride Rises Again

| June 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

Those of us who watched Martha Stewart’s aborted foray into Donald Trump’s Apprentice realm will definitely remember Bethenny Frankel. Three years ago, Bethenny Frankel was known as the show’s runner up to actual winner…um, what was her name, again? Oh, right, Dawna Stone. (Oh, give me a break — who would remember someone who would […]

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Taste of New Orleans

Taste of New Orleans

| June 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

One needs many lifetimes to enjoy all that the Crescent City has to offer. Alas, I only have ten days and one stomach. That hasn’t stopped me from trying, though. Here are just a few of the highlights from the past week…. If you’re here during the winter and if someone you know owns an […]

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Muscle Chow: Lessons in Gay Food Porn

Muscle Chow: Lessons in Gay Food Porn

| June 6, 2008 | 8 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was watching To Be or Not To Be at a friend’s house where, after the film, I wandered into the kitchen to help myself to a glass of water. As I was drinking, I spied an oddly-titled book on the kitchen table– Muscle Chow. I picked it up and began […]

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Sangria, the Ultimate Summer Refresher

Sangria, the Ultimate Summer Refresher

It may sound strange, but my love for fruity wine punches actually started when I was a kid. For generations, my mother’s Neopolitan family combined ripe peaches and red wine during the summer months. Chilled on ice, this was the standard evening refreshment for the adults as I played Marco Polo with my sister in […]

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Event: The Golden Glass

Event: The Golden Glass

| June 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

This weekend marks the 5th Golden Glass event, Slow Food San Francisco’s annual fundraiser. Over 100 sustainable and regional wine producers will be presenting their wines to taste. In addition there will be an exclusive sampling from Bay Area top restaurants and artisanal producers. Sample signature dishes from local restaurants, charcuterie, cheese, olive oil, seasonal […]

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Paraffin Wax? French Tips? Risotto Milanese?

| June 3, 2008 | 3 Comments

Surrounded by the gentle hum and blue glow of the television from 11pm to 3am, I’m at my most productive. It’s a routine I started in college. I was never able to concentrate in daylight, which might unveil a slightly vampiric side to my personality, and I needed noise to drown out the screaming silence […]

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Calas: Creole Rice Fritters

Calas: Creole Rice Fritters

| June 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

You know you’re in a food town when the postcard racks stock recipe cards to mail back to your friends. It’s been a long, hot, humid and delicious weekend in New Orleans. Pacing has been key, of course, from judging just how many blocks a human can walk under intense sun to learning how many […]

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