Archive for May, 2011

Lessons from Berkeley’s Juice Bar Collective

Lessons from Berkeley’s Juice Bar Collective

35 years later, Berkeley’s Juice Bar Collective is still going strong.

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Charcutepalooza: Chorizo Breakfast Sausage

Charcutepalooza: Chorizo Breakfast Sausage

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Spicy and smoky, sweet and tangy, this homemade chorizo sausage is the breakfast of champions. The meat is ground using a food processor, so you don’t even need a meat grinder.

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2011 Oakland Greek Festival

2011 Oakland Greek Festival

| May 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

This weekend, be sure to catch the 2011 Oakland Greek Festival. Dance, shop, eat, and just enjoy the all-around good cheer. OPA!

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Food Trucks: Toasty Melts is Grilled Cheese Goodness

Food Trucks: Toasty Melts is Grilled Cheese Goodness

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Elaine Wu talks to the owners of the food truck, Toasty Melts. Find out how their culinary inexperience lead them to making grilled cheese sandwiches, a cult favorite on the street food scene.

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10 Tips for Making Great Hamburgers

10 Tips for Making Great Hamburgers

Happy National Hamburger Month! In honor of this made-up celebration of all things burger, let’s get to the meat of the matter. When the weather is nice — usually sunny, but let’s be honest about where we live and include mildly foggy — it’s time to grill.

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Miso Glazed Cod

Miso Glazed Cod

| May 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

An easy, light dinner recipe for tangy, sweet, miso glazed cod.

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Southern Marin Welcomes Bar Bocce With Open Arms

Southern Marin Welcomes Bar Bocce With Open Arms

| May 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon has a good feeling about Southern Marin’s Bar Bocce. In her informal review, she tells us why.

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Remembering My Mother’s Cookbooks

Remembering My Mother’s Cookbooks

From Julia Child to the Moosewood Cookbook, a Mother’s Day reminiscence on one writer’s Mom and her cookbooks.

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Baillardran Cannelés

Baillardran Cannelés

Baillardran Cannelés are a chain shop that sells cannelés all around France. Here’s a virtual tour of this culinary gem.

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Food Secrets of Prospect’s Chef Ravi Kapur

Food Secrets of Prospect’s Chef Ravi Kapur

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prospect is the first restaurant where Ravi Kapur bears the title of Executive Chef. Before opening Prospect last year–which is often dubbed the “little sister” restaurant to Boulevard — Kapur worked as Chef de Cuisine at Boulevard. Kapur shared his list of favored San Francisco Bay Area eating and drinking spots.

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A Short Guide to Tequila and Making a Great Margarita

A Short Guide to Tequila and Making a Great Margarita

Did you know that the margarita is the number one cocktail ordered in America? It’s also a distinctly American drink — American meaning it is mostly served in the United States. In Mexico, the Paloma — a combination of grapefruit soda, tequila, salt and lime juice — is the tequila mixed-drink of choice. But in the United States, Margaritas reign supreme and, as you might guess, there’s no day where margaritas are served more in this country than Cinco de Mayo.

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Melon and Prosciutto Risotto

Melon and Prosciutto Risotto

| May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

The classic combo of melon and prosciutto is combined into a divine risotto. Sweet, salty, and not too heavy.

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Milkshake Madness: San Francisco’s Most Outrageous Sips

Milkshake Madness: San Francisco’s Most Outrageous Sips

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been a student of San Francisco shakeology (the science of city milkshakes) for my whole life, but I have noticed an in-town trend towards outrageousness just over the past few years. Many chills, thrills, and bellyaches have been experienced to be your Dairy Queen and bring you this survey of just how crazy it gets out there these days. Shake it up, baby!

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An Interview with Gracias Madre’s Eva Ackerman

An Interview with Gracias Madre’s Eva Ackerman

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vi Zahajszky interviews Eva Ackerman, the General Manager of Gracias Madre, a vegan organic Mexican restaurant in the Mission. The restaurant is the “little sister” to Cafe Gratitude, a local raw vegan restaurant and a majority of their produce is grown on the company-owned organic biodynamic farm in Vacaville, Be Love Farm.

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