Archive for June, 2011

Almanac Beer Company: Local brewers, local ingredients

Almanac Beer Company: Local brewers, local ingredients

| June 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Almanac Beer Company is one of the newest players in the ever-active San Francisco brewing community. Partners Damian Fagan and Jesse Friedman joined together to form the company, which took several years and culminated in a launch brew that was produced in the summer of 2010 and will be available this month.

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It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot

It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot

| June 15, 2011 | 18 Comments

Whole Foods Parking Lot, the mock rage-rap that went viral this week, is the work of homeboy DJDave, also known as David Wittman. Find out why he wrote about quinoa, kale, and cayenne pepper in this catchy homage to hip hop that is cracking people up across the country.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

| June 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Macaroni and cheese is all the rage right now and everyone should have a chance to get in on reliving this childhood classic. Here’s a creamy, velvety recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, and just as delicious as the dairy variety.

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Dining in DC: Komi

Dining in DC: Komi

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dinner at Komi (Washington, DC). I wonder of the Obamas enjoyed that slow-roasted baby goat leg as much as I did. My guess is yes.

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Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

| June 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her family’s old recipe for a soft, spicy chocolate cookie you’ll never forget.

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What to Bring to the Gluten-Free Vegan Potluck: Quinoa-Adzuki Bean Salad

What to Bring to the Gluten-Free Vegan Potluck: Quinoa-Adzuki Bean Salad

Tired of taking hummus n’ carrots to every vegan potluck? Feel the quinoa love instead with this vegan, gluten-free, extra-tasty quinoa-adzuki bean salad.

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KQED’s Forum: Farmers Market Fraud?

KQED’s Forum: Farmers Market Fraud?

| June 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

How can you be sure those cherries or plums from the farmers market are really local or organic? Last year, a TV station in Los Angeles found vendors making false claims — including stalls selling produce bought from wholesalers. KQED’s Forum discusses new proposals to increase enforcement, and find out how consumers can ensure they’re getting the genuine artichoke.

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Dishcrawl: Real-Life Culinary Social Networking

Dishcrawl: Real-Life Culinary Social Networking

| June 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dishcrawl is a new type of foodie event — eat and meet, a new side of the culinary social experience.

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Fresh Raspberry Tart

Fresh Raspberry Tart

It is time once again for my annual raspberry post. You see, early June is my time to contemplate all things raspberry. Why now? What’s stopping me from meditating on the delights of baked and fresh raspberry dishes in, say, April when spring starts, or July when everyone is making juicy fruit crisps? The answer is simple really: raspberries are actually in season now. Not in April or July. Now. Sure you can buy raspberries all year long; and if you’re a commercial grower I’m sure you can extend the season from early spring to late summer or even fall. But if you are a home gardener, this is your raspberry moment.

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A quick and easy pasta dish full of vibrant, sassy flavors (purportedly invented by “ladies of the night” who lured in customers with the scent of this simmering away)

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Gobba Gobba Hey!

Gobba Gobba Hey!

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A cookbook filled with 52 recipes from Gobba Gobba Hey maestro Steven Gdula will be available in late August. Recipe for Original Chocolate & Vanilla Gobs included.

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Ramen Roundup

Ramen Roundup

| June 6, 2011 | 10 Comments

Elaine Wu visits a few Bay Area spots where you can find three distinctly different versions of authentic Japanese soup noodles, and finds out why ramen is Japan’s favorite comfort food.

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“Dinner” with Gertrude Stein at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

“Dinner” with Gertrude Stein at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

When is a dinner not a dinner? When it’s Dinner, a provocative performance of spoken word and live jazz at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, inspired by the exhibit Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.

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Hawker Fare

Hawker Fare

| June 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s Hawker Fare offers a simple Southeastern Asian-inspired street food menu of starters, rice bowls and desserts made with organic, sustainable and local ingredients when possible.

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