Archive for April, 2012

Brunch at Heirloom Cafe with Kinfolk Magazine

Brunch at Heirloom Cafe with Kinfolk Magazine

San Francisco’s Heirloom Cafe throws a rare daytime event, a flower-decked brunch for friends and contributors to Kinfolk magazine. Stephanie Rosenbaum gets a view of the scene and weighs in on the contents of the new quarterly publication.

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Copita Tequileria y Comida: Joanne Weir and Larry Mindel’s Mexico in Sausalito

Copita Tequileria y Comida: Joanne Weir and Larry Mindel’s Mexico in Sausalito

| April 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

Chef Joanne Weir and restaurateur Larry Mindel are opening Copita, a tequileria and eatery officially opening on May 1, though they are serving April 28-30 from 11am to 11pm, and the food world is abuzz about it. This high-powered partnership started with a margarita contest.

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Goose & Gander takes up where Martini House left off, and then some

Goose & Gander takes up where Martini House left off, and then some

| April 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

St. Helena’s former Martini House welcomes back its opening Chef de Cuisine in its new incarnation as cozy, upscale gastropub Goose & Gander.

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QUEST: Edible Insects – Finger Lickin’ Grub

QUEST: Edible Insects – Finger Lickin’ Grub

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

QUEST launched its sixth television season this past Wednesday, and one of the fascinating stories from the premiere episode, “Edible Insects: Finger Lickin’ Grub,” focuses on a food trend that’s newer to Americans, but not to the rest of the globe: eating bugs.

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KQED’s Forum: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

KQED’s Forum: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The USDA has confirmed a case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow near Fresno. This is just the fourth case of mad cow disease found in the U.S. since the disease first appeared in the country in 2003. Agriculture officials say meat-eaters are not at risk because it’s an atypical case — the infected cow was not intended for the food supply and the disease cannot be transmitted by milk. But consumer advocates say there are many questions yet to be answered.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Season 7 Premiere: Gamine, Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 7 Premiere: Gamine, Bellanico, Davey Jones Deli

| April 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

The premier episode of season seven features these restaurants: Gamine (San Francisco), Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar (Oakland) and Davey Jones Deli (Sausalito).

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Jacques Pépin Talks Picky Eating, Foie Gras, and Paula Deen

Jacques Pépin Talks Picky Eating, Foie Gras, and Paula Deen

| April 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

I really wish I could write out Jacques’ voluptuous accent phonetically without it looking like I’m making fun of him. His cadence is just so enchanting, it makes you want to sit back with a glass of slow-sipping Calvados, close your eyes, and simply listen to all his stories.

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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry finds many new produce-centric hits among the recipes in the cookbook Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by local Cheryl Sternman Rule.

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Thumbs Up for Pizza and Small Plates at Deaf-Owned Mozzeria

Thumbs Up for Pizza and Small Plates at Deaf-Owned Mozzeria

| April 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Video interview (in ASL) with Melody and Russ Stein, of Mozzeria, San Francisco’s first deaf-owned restaurant, highlights not only their traditional and creative pizzas and innovative Italian fare, but the impact of this popular new eatery on their deaf and hearing diners.

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Earth Day 2012:  Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2012: Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Happy Earth Day! Check out our listings of fun, tasty, and educational events happening Sunday, April 22 all around the Bay.

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After a Hmong Healing Ceremony, A Feast

After a Hmong Healing Ceremony, A Feast

| April 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

Hmong refugees have been resettling in California’s Central Valley since the late 1970s. Most arrived with few personal belongings, but they did carry their cultural practices — and their recipes. At traditional Hmong healing ceremony in rural Merced, family members feasted on pork and cabbage rolls, fresh fish, and more.

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Chef Alicia Jenish’s Misfit Dinners, Mentors and Bay Area Food Favorites

Chef Alicia Jenish’s Misfit Dinners, Mentors and Bay Area Food Favorites

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles Grand Café executive chef Alicia Jenish, who is cooking up misfit dinners that include goat, lamb and rabbit dishes. Jenish shares who her cooking mentors are and why she calls Charles Phan “the Spotted Owl.”

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Gluten-Free Shared Kitchen, Cafe, and Community Space: Coming Soon?

Gluten-Free Shared Kitchen, Cafe, and Community Space: Coming Soon?

| April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

In the midst of the gluten-free dietary zeitgeist, enter caterer and former chef Simone Shifnadel, a gluten-free advocate with big dreams. She recently launched a $30,000 Kickstarter campaign to create Zenbelly Kitchen, a gluten-free shared kitchen, café, and community space.

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Curry Up Now Wants You to Join The Dosa Republic

Curry Up Now Wants You to Join The Dosa Republic

| April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Akash and Rana Kapoor of famed Curry Up Now opened The Dosa Republic this week. The new fast-casual restaurant in San Mateo serves rice bowls, salads, inventive appetizers, and of course, dosas. The Kapoors are taking this traditional Southern Indian staple and giving it a modern twist.

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