Archive for February, 2012

Well Fed: Greenwood/Phinney Ridge Neighborhood, Seattle

Well Fed: Greenwood/Phinney Ridge Neighborhood, Seattle

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Next time you’re in Seattle, the Greenwood and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods are some of the richest for food, walkability, and charm. Megan Gordon sets out to find the most delicious and inviting spots for morning, noon, and night.

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Q&A with Comstock Saloon Keeper Jonny Raglin

Q&A with Comstock Saloon Keeper Jonny Raglin

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jonny Raglin is a San Francisco resident, bartender, and founding partner at Comstock Saloon in North Beach. Raglin shares his favorite foods and restaurant spots, and tells what it’s like to have a family with his wife Sara Spearin, who runs a popular food business: Dynamo Donuts.

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It’s all about the milk at Cowgirl Creamery

It’s all about the milk at Cowgirl Creamery

| February 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cowgirl Creamery, a forerunner of the artisanal foods movement in the Bay Area, has been producing organic cheese in West Marin for 15 years. Here is a recap of a tasting tour, some history of the creamery and information about many of the Cowgirl cheeses.

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On the Plate with Wise Sons Jewish Deli

On the Plate with Wise Sons Jewish Deli

| February 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Much ado has been made of the new permanent home of Wise Sons — the only Jewish deli in San Francisco worth eating. But while the excitement of the experience has tongues wagging what has not been fully explored is the uncompromising heritage and quality of the food.

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Illness affects the food community: Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm diagnosed with cancer

Illness affects the food community: Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm diagnosed with cancer

| February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Popular Bay Area farmer Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm has been diagnosed with cancer. Nigel’s imprint on the Bay Area food community has reached far and wide.

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Rancho La Puerta:  Culinary Vacation at Iconic Spa in Baja

Rancho La Puerta: Culinary Vacation at Iconic Spa in Baja

| February 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

Sarah Henry has the arduous task of reporting from the field following a week’s stay at the much-loved Ranch La Puerta fitness resort and spa, which also features an organic garden and culinary school.

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Eat with Your Hands for a Sensuous, Intimate, Mindful Meal

Eat with Your Hands for a Sensuous, Intimate, Mindful Meal

| February 22, 2012 | 8 Comments

Eating with the hands is more than just a way to maneuver food to the mouth. It embodies cultural values including, a sensuous connection to the food, the feeling of sharing and community, practicality avoiding waste, even prolonging a delicious meal by enjoying the lingering aroma of it on the fingers. Many cultures, such as Indian, Arab and African have dined this way for thousands of years. In a video-clip, the writer receives a hands-on lesson in eating with the hands — Moroccan style.

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Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Orleans is one of my favorite eating towns. Granted, San Francisco is where my heart is, but New Orleans speaks to me. New Orleanians seem to just eat life up with gusto. And I love that they have managed to preserve a culinary history and food culture that is so distinctly their own. I jump at every chance I get to visit NOLA, and with Mardi Gras festivities in full swing, this is a prime time to be in town.

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Cherry Cobbler for Presidents Day

Cherry Cobbler for Presidents Day

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Did George Washington really chop down that cherry tree? Yes or no, the long Presidents’ Day weekend is a relaxing time to whip up an easy cherry cobbler.

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Healdsburg gets a dash of the Mediterranean with Bergamot Alley

Healdsburg gets a dash of the Mediterranean with Bergamot Alley

| February 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

Healdsburg’s newest wine bar, Bergamot Alley, focuses on hard-to-find Mediterranean wines and local, handmade snacks to accompany them.

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Hungry for Pinterest?

Hungry for Pinterest?

| February 17, 2012 | 16 Comments

Pinterest is the newest way to share recipes, dish photos, and other food-related delights. Perfect for the visually-minded, Pinterest is quickly becoming a culinary craze!

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Quiet Spots for Breakfast in Seattle

Quiet Spots for Breakfast in Seattle

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spending more time in Seattle these days, Megan Gordon sets out to discover her favorite quiet breakfast spot. What she finds surprises even her: it’s right in the heart of bustling downtown.

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KQED’s Interactive Team Gets “Hands On Gourmet” in the Kitchen

KQED’s Interactive Team Gets “Hands On Gourmet” in the Kitchen

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since the KQED Interactive team is behind a computer for most of the day tinkering in the virtual realm, it’s nice to take a break and interact with our colleagues in the real world — and there’s no better way to do that than with a gathering that’s centered around food.

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Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.

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