Archive for March, 2011

Food Trucks: With JapaCurry, It Should Be All About The Food

Food Trucks: With JapaCurry, It Should Be All About The Food

| March 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

From SF Weekly to the Wall Street Journal, the JapaCurry food truck has been getting a lot of press lately for ruffling feathers with San Francisco restaurants located in the areas where the truck is parked.

But one question hasn’t been asked much through it all…How’s the food?

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Bread, Cheese, and Banter: On Artisan Food, City Arts & Lectures

Bread, Cheese, and Banter: On Artisan Food, City Arts & Lectures

| March 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

New York Times food scribe Kim Severson talks with Bay Area artisans Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery and Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery about their award-winning bread and cheese — and their epic culinary failures too.

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Comforting, Cheap and Kid-Friendly: Half-the-Meat Tamale Pie

Comforting, Cheap and Kid-Friendly: Half-the-Meat Tamale Pie

Here’s my Half-the-Meat Tamale Pie recipe. Unlike other similar casseroles, this one uses only a half-pound of meat (either beef or turkey is fine) plus two cups of whole beans. This makes it not only more heart healthy, but also incredibly inexpensive. The entire dinner for four to six people costs about $10 to make and includes fresh vegetables like Anaheim peppers and whole kernels of corn. It’s also a dish my children love, and I have to say that although I wouldn’t have made this dish in my 20s, I am rather fond of it now.

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Vegans, Vegetarians & Carnivores Dine Together at Gather

Vegans, Vegetarians & Carnivores Dine Together at Gather

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Can vegans, vegetarians and carnivores really share a foodie-worthy meal at the same table? They certainly can at Gather in Berkeley. And that’s just the way Esquire Magazine’s 2010 Chef of the Year, and Gather’s Executive Chef, Sean Baker, likes it.

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Book Review: Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton

Book Review: Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton, chef-owner of Prune in New York City, gives Anthony Bourdain a run for his money with her gritty, swaggering new memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter.

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