Archive for September, 2011

Essential Pépin: Jacques Pépin’s New Cookbook

Essential Pépin: Jacques Pépin’s New Cookbook

| September 29, 2011 | 4 Comments

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.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: DOSA, Sapore Italiano, Gather

Check, Please! Bay Area: DOSA, Sapore Italiano, Gather

| September 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

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Figs for the Jewish New Year

Figs for the Jewish New Year

| September 28, 2011 | 6 Comments

Celebrate the arrival of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with a fragrant fig cake with almonds and cardamom.

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A Promising Lunch Break at Oakland’s Local Cafe

A Promising Lunch Break at Oakland’s Local Cafe

| September 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon discusses her recent fantastic lunch hour at Oakland’s Local Cafe.

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Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

Will Wait For Good Food: Eat Real Festival 2011

| September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

The 3rd Annual Eat Real Festival kicked off their food extravaganza this past weekend. I’ve attended the event since its inception and have always come away with a full, happy belly.

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Corner Store: Documentary Explores Community Hub and Home

Corner Store: Documentary Explores Community Hub and Home

| September 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

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Interview with La Mar’s Chef de Cuisine Dennis Arvizu

Interview with La Mar’s Chef de Cuisine Dennis Arvizu

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

La Mar Cebichería Peruana, on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, will celebrate its third birthday on September 25. La Mar’s Chef de Cuisine Dennis Arvizu caught up with Bay Area Bites via email interview while in the midst of planning for the birthday.

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In the Kitchen at the Headlands Center for the Arts

In the Kitchen at the Headlands Center for the Arts

| September 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: The Peasant & The Pear, Spork, Ristorante Ideale

Check, Please! Bay Area: The Peasant & The Pear, Spork, Ristorante Ideale

| September 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

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Toast To The End Of The Dry Days At Cal Academy’s Prohibition NightLife

Toast To The End Of The Dry Days At Cal Academy’s Prohibition NightLife

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Celebrate the prohibition era with a sneak preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary and wine tasting at Cal Academy NightLife.

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KQED’s Forum: ‘Corner Store’

KQED’s Forum: ‘Corner Store’

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Prevent Wintertime Tomato Deprivation and Create a Canned Collection

Prevent Wintertime Tomato Deprivation and Create a Canned Collection

| September 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

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.

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18 Reasons Gets a New Home

18 Reasons Gets a New Home

| September 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

The new 18 Reasons space opens, a lively new addition to Bi-Rite’s 18th Street empire.

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KQED’s Forum: More Bad News on BPA?

KQED’s Forum: More Bad News on BPA?

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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