Archive for September, 2011

Why Pie? A Day With Three Babes Bakeshop

Why Pie? A Day With Three Babes Bakeshop

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon spends time with 3 Babes Bakeshop and learns about their operation, inspiration, and their answer to the question, why pie?

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Rhea’s Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig

Check, Please! Bay Area: Rhea’s Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig

| September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

The sixth episode of season six features these restaurants: Rhea’s Market and Deli (San Francisco), Sauce (San Francisco) and the girl and the fig (Sonoma).

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Tomatoes: Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

Tomatoes: Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

| September 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Heirloom tomatoes are getting more and more popular—but what does “heirloom” really mean? And how do these colorful tomatoes differ from their supermarket relatives?

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Outerlands: The Best Out-of-the Way Restaurant in San Francisco

Outerlands: The Best Out-of-the Way Restaurant in San Francisco

| September 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews her very favorite restaurant in all of San Francisco: Outerlands

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Stark’s Steakhouse Chef Loses 55 Pounds on Caveman Diet

Stark’s Steakhouse Chef Loses 55 Pounds on Caveman Diet

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Santa Rosa chef loses 55 pounds following the Paleo Diet and eating off his own restaurant menu.

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9/11 and Restaurants

9/11 and Restaurants

| September 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Memories of the Twin Towers, and thoughts about the restaurant industry’s contributions in the wake of 9/11.

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The Nom Nom Truck: SoCal Comes To NorCal

The Nom Nom Truck: SoCal Comes To NorCal

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing what a reality show can do for your food truck. Second place finishers on the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” and Los Angeles food truck staple, Nom Nom, have spread their love to the Bay Area.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Paxti’s Pizza, Mercury Lounge, Trueburger

Check, Please! Bay Area: Paxti’s Pizza, Mercury Lounge, Trueburger

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The fifth episode of season six features these restaurants: Paxti’s Pizza (San Francisco), Mercury Lounge (San Francisco) and Trueburger (Oakland).

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QUEST: Curious About Compost?

QUEST: Curious About Compost?

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

How does San Francisco’s 600 tons of compostable waste become a nutrient-rich material that improves the quality of our local wines? Watch QUEST’s Science on the SPOT story, Dark Matter: Inside the Compost Cycle to hear from agronomist Bob Shaffer, Northern California’s “compost guy,” and learn about the composting process.

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Holly Heyser: Becoming the NorCal Cazadora

Holly Heyser: Becoming the NorCal Cazadora

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holly Heyser is a Northern California huntress with a lot to say on the philosophy of hunting and eating wild animals. She may change your view of hunting, or hunters themselves.

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Book Review: Oyster Culture

Book Review: Oyster Culture

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Put some barbecued oysters on your locavore grill this weekend. Oyster Culture, a new book by Gwendolyn Meyer and Doreen Schmid, explores the natural and cultural history of oyster farming around the Bay.

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Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder Kicks Off UCB Food Politics Class

Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Founder Kicks Off UCB Food Politics Class

| September 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Slow Food founder gives an inspiration talk on the global food movement at U.C. Berkeley’s popular new food politics class, Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement.

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The Cyclist Chef: A Look Inside Spencer’s Pantry

The Cyclist Chef: A Look Inside Spencer’s Pantry

| September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Chef Scott Spencer is a cycling and food enthusiast who owns Oakland-based Spencer’s Pantry. He’ll come over and prepare an exquisite 6-course meal using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

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