Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Archive for September, 2011
This fall Jacques Pépin publishes his newest cookbook, Essential Pépin, and gives his hungry fans over 700 of his favorite recipes culled from his six decades as an apprentice cook, professional chef, and cooking school teacher. Get information about the TV series premiering on KQED Oct. 15 and view the just launched Essential Pépin website.
The eighth episode of season six features these restaurants: DOSA on Fillmore (San Francisco), Sapore Italiano Ristorante (Burlingame) and Gather (Berkeley). Leslie’s shares wine tips about alternative packaging trends.
The Corner Store, airing Sunday on KQED, follows one Palestinian shopkeeper’s story of sadness and sacrifice to secure a better life for his family in the United States.
Stephanie Rosenbaum shares her experience being a live-in cook-intern in the kitchen at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She will be leading “Plants of Pleasure, Plants of Pain,” a visual foraging hike about the area’s edible and poisonous plants as part of the Desire Trails program on Sunday, Sept 25, at 1pm, followed by brunch at 3pm.
The seventh episode of season six features these restaurants: The Peasant & The Pear (Danville), Spork (San Francisco) and Ristorante Ideale (San Francisco). Plus Leslie Sbrocco shares her tips on wine gadgets.
Celebrate the prohibition era with a sneak preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary and wine tasting at Cal Academy NightLife.
Like many corner stores, Yousef Elhaj’s San Francisco shop is the nucleus of the neighborhood. The documentary “Corner Store” — produced and directed by one of Elhaj’s customers — follows the Palestinian immigrant’s efforts to make a success of his small business as he tries to reunite with his wife and children.
For the past month, every meal I’ve had at home has included tomatoes in some form. I’m not exaggerating. This time of year brings out the greedy tomato monster in me and I decided to can some for wintertime eating.
Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in household products, can interfere with the effectiveness of drugs used to fight breast cancer, according to a new California Pacific Medical Center study. Find out about the new research and a proposed California ban on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups manufactured or sold in the state.