Archive for August, 2011

KQED’s Forum: Chez Panisse Turns 40

KQED’s Forum: Chez Panisse Turns 40

| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 1971, Alice Waters and some friends opened a neighborhood bistro in Berkeley with the aim of serving meals with the food and atmosphere of a dinner party at home. Forty years later, the way the nation eats has been dramatically changed by Chez Panisse. As the restaurant marks its anniversary, Forum talks with local chefs and food writers about the impact Chez Panisse has had on the local and national food scene.

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Outside Lands 2011 Slideshows: Food + Wine, Music + Art

Outside Lands 2011 Slideshows: Food + Wine, Music + Art

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The synergistic mashup of Food + Wine + Music + Art makes Outside Lands one of the best all-around summer festivals in the Bay Area. It is rare to attend such a large event that has great musical entertainment, excellent food and wine and is also eco-friendly. Here are some of the things I experienced this past weekend.

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Whole Foods Parking Lot: Remixed and Revisited

Whole Foods Parking Lot: Remixed and Revisited

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

DJDave, the creator of the smash hit Whole Foods Parking Lot, on the unexpected success, remixes, and riffs on his little rap video that went viral.

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Outside Lands:  A First Timer’s Take on an Eco-Friendly Gourmet Music Festival

Outside Lands: A First Timer’s Take on an Eco-Friendly Gourmet Music Festival

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Winding down summer at Outside Lands. A first timer’s view of the gourmet music fest.

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Cochon Heritage Fire

Cochon Heritage Fire

Meat, wine, smoke, and punning t-shirts galore on offer at Cochon’s Heritage Fire event in St. Helena.

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Wine Lands: Favorite Food + Band + Wine Pairings at Outside Lands

Wine Lands: Favorite Food + Band + Wine Pairings at Outside Lands

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Local, small production winemakers shared top billing with bands and restaurants at this year’s gourmet music festival, Outside Lands.

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Book Review: The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat

Book Review: The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat

A vegetarian and a vegan open a butcher shop…Stephanie Rosenbaum catches up with Joshua and Jessica Applestone, owners of Fleisher’s Grass-Fed Organic Meats and authors of The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat.

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Q&A with Bar Manager Kevin Diedrich of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen

Q&A with Bar Manager Kevin Diedrich of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen

| August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kevin Diedrich is the bar manager of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen. The San Francisco Chronicle recently named him one of five Bay Area “Bar Stars.” BAB caught up with Diedrich via an email interview.

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KQED’s Forum: Sustainable Meat and the Art of Butchery

KQED’s Forum: Sustainable Meat and the Art of Butchery

| August 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

In recent years, more chefs and consumers are demanding local, sustainable meats, driving some to raise and butcher their own livestock. KQED’s Forum gets into the gristle with three butchers and talk all about meat, from what consumers should be asking at the counter to how to cook a whole pig in the backyard.

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For the Love of Chocolate: Socola Chocolatier’s New Telenovela Series

For the Love of Chocolate: Socola Chocolatier’s New Telenovela Series

| August 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Wendy and Susan Lieu of Socola Chocolatier are celebrating the launch of their new Sriracha Chili Truffles with a whimsical four-part video series, “For the Love of Chocolate.”

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SF Chefs 2011: Women Pioneer Chefs

SF Chefs 2011: Women Pioneer Chefs

Joyce Goldstein, Cecilia Chiang, and Nancy Oakes, three women who shaped the San Francisco restaurant scene come together to discuss the past and future of food at SF Chefs 2011.

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Farmers Market Profile: Mattarello Artisanal Pasta

Farmers Market Profile: Mattarello Artisanal Pasta

| August 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

Megan Gordon chats with John Pauley and Anna Li about their artisanal pasta business, Mattarello.

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Favorite Food Spots of Bi-Rite’s Sam Mogannam

Favorite Food Spots of Bi-Rite’s Sam Mogannam

| August 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sam Mogannam, the owner of Bi-Rite Market and Bi-Rite Creamery and a founder of 18 Reasons shares his favorite food spots in San Francisco.

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Hush Supper Club Quietly Reveals Spicy Secrets

Hush Supper Club Quietly Reveals Spicy Secrets

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hush Supper Club quietly slips into the Bay Area to share spicy secrets and stories. Find out about the mystery ingredient in Jain cooking from supper club chef Geeta.

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