Archive for April, 2011

The Writers’ Block: Kristin Kimball reads from The Dirty Life

The Writers’ Block: Kristin Kimball reads from The Dirty Life

| April 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love reads an excerpt from her book on The Writers’ Block. You can also read an interview with Kimball at KQED Arts.

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

| April 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

A perfect spring salad of tender sugar snap peas, refreshing mint, toasted almonds, and caramelized onions.

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Foodies Have Their Pick of Online Coupon Sites

Foodies Have Their Pick of Online Coupon Sites

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

An overview of the trend of online coupon sites for restaurant deals. Who benefits and who does not?

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5 Beautifully Photographed Food Blogs

5 Beautifully Photographed Food Blogs

| April 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her current take on some of the most beautifully photographed food blogs.

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Off the Grid is Making Street Food Mainstream

Off the Grid is Making Street Food Mainstream

| April 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Almost every food craving you could ever think of could be satisfied by at least one of the food trucks at any given Off the Grid location in San Francisco. In just a couple of years, OtG in Fort Mason has become the single largest weekly block party for foodies in the Bay Area.

But with almost every food category being represented there, is there fear of street food being a trend that’s reaching oversaturation? Off the Grid’s man-in-charge, Matt Cohen, says absolutely not.

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Food Swaps: Sharing Goodies, Stocking Pantries, One Trade at a Time

Food Swaps: Sharing Goodies, Stocking Pantries, One Trade at a Time

| April 11, 2011 | 7 Comments

The food swap is the latest D.I.Y. culinary trend cooking (from scratch) in kitchens around the country. Find out why trading radish onion relish for ginger pear butter in the East Bay and beyond is the newest food phenomenon favored by urban homesteaders.

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Polpettone alla Toscano, or Tuscan Meatballs Recipe

Polpettone alla Toscano, or Tuscan Meatballs Recipe

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

This meatball recipe comes to you straight from Florence, Italy, highlighting the best of Tuscan cooking.

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Local Food+Drink Secrets of Chutney Chef Alison McQuade

Local Food+Drink Secrets of Chutney Chef Alison McQuade

| April 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

McQuade’s Celtic Chutneys are made by the San Francisco-based “Chutney Chef” Alison McQuade. This writer has seen McQuade’s chutneys used for private and catered events, as accoutrements with cheese and meat platters…and more. McQuade hails from Glasgow, Scotland, and has lived in the U.S. for the past thirty years. McQuade shared her local favorite food and drink spots with BAB.

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Danny Meyer Documentary: The Restaurateur

Danny Meyer Documentary: The Restaurateur

| April 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

A look into The Restaurateur, a documentary following Danny Meyer through the whirlwind dual openings of Eleven Madison Park and Tabla in 1998.

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Bunny on the Table

Bunny on the Table

Vegan Easter bunnies yesterday, mustardy rabbit and carrot mashed potatoes on your table today!

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A Very Vegan Easter

A Very Vegan Easter

| April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Easter is coming up, and what better way to prepare than by planning out all the sweet treats you and the children in your life will be devouring? Vegans love Easter candy just as much as the next person, and, luckily, many vegan candy makers are happy to oblige.

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Pizza and Pasta Rule at Osteria Coppa

Pizza and Pasta Rule at Osteria Coppa

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Osteria Coppa in San Mateo is owned by the folks who run Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay; a Peninsula institution. Executive Chef Chanan Kamen takes pride in his handmade pastas and hand-stretched pizzas, and it shows. His resume includes Michelin-starred Quince and Jardinere in San Francisco, and Picholine and Tabla in New York City.

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KQED’s Forum: Farm Labor Conditions

KQED’s Forum: Farm Labor Conditions

| April 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A new report by the United Farm Workers and food service company Bon Appetit Management asserts that health and safety protections for U.S. farmworkers are inadequate and rarely enforced.

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Becoming a Farmers’ Market Vendor

Becoming a Farmers’ Market Vendor

| April 2, 2011 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her experiences breaking into a few of the Bay Area’s farmers’ markets.

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