Archive for July, 2011

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Ooh la la! Bring a little glamour to your dinner party by whipping up a batch of fresh-from-the-oven madeleines, delicate, spongy little cakes made extra-fragrant with Meyer lemon zest.

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QUEST: Green Eggs By The Gram – Sustainable Caviar

QUEST: Green Eggs By The Gram – Sustainable Caviar

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

This past spring I traveled with fellow QUEST producer, Gabriela Quirós, to the Sacramento area to film at Sterling Caviar, one of two Californian companies currently producing caviar.

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Two-Wheeled Tasting:  Exploring East Bay Wineries

Two-Wheeled Tasting: Exploring East Bay Wineries

| July 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Take a break from Napa and leave your car behind to visit the nearly 20 East Bay urban wineries that dot the industrial west side of Berkeley and Oakland.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Alhamra, Mandalay, Cafe Gibraltar (604)

Check, Please! Bay Area: Alhamra, Mandalay, Cafe Gibraltar (604)

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6: episode 4 airs Thursday July 28 at 7:30pm on KQED TV 9. The fourth episode of the season features these restaurants: Alhamra Indian and Pakistani Restaurant (SF), Mandalay (SF), Cafe Gibraltar (Half Moon Bay).

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Mission Street Food Cookbook Launch Party

Mission Street Food Cookbook Launch Party

| July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

A big crowd gathered last night at the Make-Out Room to celebrate Mission Street Food’s forthcoming cookbook, “Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From An Improbable Restaurant,” published by McSweeney’s new cookbook imprint. Includes a Q&A with authors, Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz.

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Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service Cafe Shines

Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service Cafe Shines

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eagerly awaiting the opening for months, Megan Gordon scopes out the new Boot and Shoe Service morning cafe on Grand Avenue in Oakland.

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The Perennial Plate’s Bay Area Episode: 3 Farms + Tartine Dinner (VIDEO)

The Perennial Plate’s Bay Area Episode: 3 Farms + Tartine Dinner (VIDEO)

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Daniel Klein, creator of The Perennial Plate, an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, shares some thoughts about his new Bay Area episode. Under the guidance of Chef Samin Nostrat they visited three local farms, gathered stories, harvested food and then created a Tartine Afterhours dinner at the Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Watch the episode about the farm visits and event.

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Touring Bay Area Farms, Brunching at Plow

Touring Bay Area Farms, Brunching at Plow

Forget about the food trucks for a minute; let’s go hang out with some farmers! Check out this list of great farm tours, hands-on events, and more happening at farms, ranches, and orchards around the Bay Area and beyond. But what if you want to stay closer to home, enjoying the flavor of local farms without getting mud on your shoes? Then head over to Potrero Hill’s sweet, sunny Plow.

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Reviving a Love of Summer Fruit with an Apricot Cream Tart

Reviving a Love of Summer Fruit with an Apricot Cream Tart

The more I think about it, the more I find that my relationship with summer fruit is sort of like a romance. You start off all hot and bothered by the unique amazing characteristics that make you fall in love, and end up taking the object of your devotion for granted later when life returns to normal. But that doesn’t mean that my time romancing summer fruit is over, because baking brings out a whole new sense of wonder.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Grand Oaks, Risibisi, Elite Cafe (603)

Check, Please! Bay Area: Grand Oaks, Risibisi, Elite Cafe (603)

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6: episode 3 airs Thursday July 21 at 7:30pm on KQED TV 9. The third episode of the season features these restaurants: Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge (Oakland), Risibisi Italian Restaurant (Petaluma) and The Elite Cafe (San Francisco).

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People’s Community Market Closer to Finding Funding with White House Announcement

People’s Community Market Closer to Finding Funding with White House Announcement

| July 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

A full-service grocery store may finally come to the people of West Oakland. Learn more about an announcement today by First Lady Michelle Obama on a new food financing initiative designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities in California.

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Food Bloggers Share Inside Tips for Summer Bay Area Food

Food Bloggers Share Inside Tips for Summer Bay Area Food

| July 19, 2011 | 7 Comments

Local Bay Area food bloggers share their inside tips on this summer’s best food events and favorite hot weather eats.

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Getting Drunk on Swine at Chop Bar’s Pig Roast Party

Getting Drunk on Swine at Chop Bar’s Pig Roast Party

| July 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Yesterday was Chop Bar’s first big roast pork party hosted at the Linden Street Brewery as the event had outgrown their restaurant space. Four big pigs from local farmer John Bledsoe were on deck for the hungry crowd.

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Book Review: Plum Gorgeous, by Romney Steele

Book Review: Plum Gorgeous, by Romney Steele

Summer fruit season is in full swing, perfect timing for Romney Steele’s new fruit book, Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard. But it is too sweet for its own good?

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