Archive for August, 2010

KQED’s Forum: New Alcohol Fee for San Francisco?

KQED’s Forum: New Alcohol Fee for San Francisco?

| August 31, 2010 | 1 Comment

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is considering imposing a fee on alcoholic beverages, which would go to pay for programs associated with alcohol abuse. But critics say the fee would burden businesses in already tough economic times.

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KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

| August 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Get the latest scoop on the Bay Area dining scene from a panel of restaurant critics. Guests:Jan Newberry, food editor for San Francisco Magazine; Jonathan Kauffman, food critic for SF Weekly; Marcia Gagliardi, food critic for tablehopper.com; Stett Holbrook, food editor for Metro Silicon Valley

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Boozy Milkshakes

Boozy Milkshakes

| August 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon explores the marriage of two of her very favorite things: ice cream and liquor. Read about her latest adult-only milkshakes–the perfect excuse to hang onto summer for as long as you’d like.

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Eat Real Festival 2010

Eat Real Festival 2010

Goats, chickens, bees, home coffee roasting, Korean tacos, a paella pan as big as a waterbed: the Eat Real Festival returns to Jack London Square to celebrate the joys of street food and DIY urban living.

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KQED’s Forum: Egg Recall

KQED’s Forum: Egg Recall

| August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

More than 500-million eggs have been recalled after outbreaks of salmonella nationwide. The head of the FDA says her agency needs more authority to prevent food borne illnesses. Forum discusses the weaknesses in food safety regulation and what should be done.

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Mmmm…Popovers.

Mmmm…Popovers.

| August 27, 2010 | 4 Comments

I should state clearly that these are not Neiman Marcus popovers. Since it was a Porky Pig cartoon that lead me to this post, I’ve decided to make them, well, porky– butter has been replaced by bacon grease and the addition of chopped bacon to the tops not only gives a bit of added oomph but, like a Western Diamondback’s rattle, serves to warn away unsuspecting vegetarian grazers.

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Eat The Beatles

Eat The Beatles

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

From tangerine trees and marmalade skies to yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog’s eye, the lyrical language of the Beatles is laden with talk of food. In a humorous study called “Eat the Beatles!” conducted earlier this year, Beatles super-fan and humorist Martin Lewis discovered that the Fab Four “actually recorded more overt references to tea than drugs!”

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

| August 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Inspiration for this comfort meal: Marcela Hazan’s much-touted recipe for Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion, meatball recipe combining the secrets of more than one Italian nonna, and a craving for The Godfather.

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Pie, Pig, and Beer for 18th Street Block Party

Pie, Pig, and Beer for 18th Street Block Party

| August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

This year’s 18th Street Block party happens on Saturday, August 28, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mogannam said, “We want to create some fun energy and bring people together. That’s what we’re all about.” The uniting factor will be food, as well as beverages of all stripes. Regalito will offer suckling pig carnitas, and Delfina will have porcetta pork loin for sale; no whole hog to ogle this time.

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An Excuse to Eat Cake for Breakfast

An Excuse to Eat Cake for Breakfast

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon has found the perfect excuse to feel good about eating cake for breakfast: Blueberry Buckle. Even better? Baking them individually in ball jars. An old-fashioned, rustic dessert baked right into a relatively old-fashioned and portable little container. Kiss your box of cereal goodbye.

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Bloody Mary Beans

Bloody Mary Beans

Nothing’s better in a Bloody Mary than garlicky, dill-y pickled green beans. Here’s how to start your Sunday right.

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Rizogalo: Rice Pudding, Greek Style

Rizogalo: Rice Pudding, Greek Style

| August 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Greeks– at least the old ones– know about starvation. To let anyone who comes under their roof go hungry is to shame an entire culture. It would break the laws of philoxenia (hospitality) or, worse– it would break the heart of their dear, sainted yia-yias.

Perhaps that last statement was a little melodramatic, but it’s the Greeks we’re talking about here. I mean, they invented drama. I can’t say I blame them for overdoing it on the food.

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Resist the Box: Brownies

Resist the Box: Brownies

| August 19, 2010 | 6 Comments

Making brownies from scratch is easy and fast, so I’ve always been perplexed as to why so many people think they need to use a box mix. I know I’ve said this many times before on this blog — remember my macaroni and cheese, pudding and pancake rants? — but before you resign yourself to a lifetime of box-mix brownies, just try making some from scratch first. You’ll see that they don’t take much more time and taste far better than the box variety.

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Maui: Top 10 Eats

Maui: Top 10 Eats

| August 18, 2010 | 6 Comments

The food we discovered on Maui was an interesting mix of hearty no-frills home-cooking, and high-end fine dining. Get ready to eat your way through paradise…

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