Archive for May, 2012

A Preview of SoMa StrEat Food Park

A Preview of SoMa StrEat Food Park

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

SoMa StrEat Food Park, the new permanent street food space at 11th and Folsom, is gearing up for its big grand opening next Wednesday with a series of soft launch lunches. Today was the first preview of what’s to come.

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The Whole Fish: Snout to Tail Movement Meet Gills to Adipose Fin

The Whole Fish: Snout to Tail Movement Meet Gills to Adipose Fin

| May 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

Now there’s a new trend burgeoning, which I am calling “gill to adipose fin,” or using the whole fish. This summer, California is enjoying a strong Chinook salmon comeback.

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Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

| May 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

The head of sustainability and food safety for the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich restaurant empire tells Sarah Henry what her job entails — and offers a rebuttal to critics who sniff at whether the culinary world has a role to play in sustainable food matters.

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Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz Kickstarts a New Venture: Victory Burger

Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz Kickstarts a New Venture: Victory Burger

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Victory Burger, the new venture from Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz, hopes to opens its later this year with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that’s currently underway.

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KQED’s Forum: The Weird World of Mushrooms

KQED’s Forum: The Weird World of Mushrooms

| May 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

KQED’s Forum talks food, medicine, culture and the science of mushrooms with food writer Eugenia Bone.

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First Fruits Salad for Shavuot

First Fruits Salad for Shavuot

Dairy is the go-to ingredient for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, celebrated this year on May 26, but Stephanie Rosenbaum explores other options, including a First Fruits Salad, barley dishes and a non-dairy cheesecake.

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How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

How to Prevent Food Waste: A Primer for Home Cooks

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Guilty of letting salad greens go limp or yogurt languish long past its use-by date? You’re not alone. Sarah Henry offers tips on how to prevent food waste at home.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: All Spice, Sorella di Zza’s, Hillstone

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: All Spice, Sorella di Zza’s, Hillstone

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: All Spice (San Mateo), Sorella di Zza’s (Oakland), Hillstone (San Francisco)

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A Taste of Laos in East Oakland

A Taste of Laos in East Oakland

| May 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

In the heart of East Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, a handful of Mien refugees are growing vegetables from the home country at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park. It’s a sunny microcosm of California’s rich and complicated past and present, and when the crops are ready for harvest, the public will be invited to join in the feast that follows.

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Herbivoracious Book Tour: Interview with Michael Natkin

Herbivoracious Book Tour: Interview with Michael Natkin

| May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles blogger Michael Natkin, a Seattle cook who created the award-winning Herbivoracious blog and has a new cookbook. Natkin describes what it’s like to be on tour and possibly opening a pop-up restaurant that is a live version of his blog.

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Hands-On Food Adventures in Kyoto

Hands-On Food Adventures in Kyoto

| May 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kyoto is known for its refined cuisine. Besides dining out, I want to take a hands-on approach to sampling its delicacies.With the help of Kyoto Free Guides to translate, I take classes in pickle, soba and sweet making and finally a five course cooking class in a home kitchen.

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Candied Grapefruit Peels

Candied Grapefruit Peels

| May 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

I love fresh squeezed juice. It’s one of Sunday’s little pleasures. But every time I make it, I am a bit annoyed by all the left over peels. In fact, I feel this way anytime I eat or use citrus fruit in a recipe. And while I haven’t gone full-on freegan (or even tried it), candying citrus peels seems like a reasonable compromise. Right?

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Eating in Portland: A Weekend Away

Eating in Portland: A Weekend Away

| May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon escapes to Portland for a very quick weekend trip where she discovers Sweet and Salty cookies, strong cocktails, even stronger coffee, and some very spicy chicken wings. This article begins to answer the question, where to eat and drink in Portland right now?

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Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar

Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

May 18-20, The Monterey Bay Aquarium is having their annual “Cooking for Solutions” with over 70 chefs and 60 wineries. Chef Waller and Schooners Coastal Kitchen will be participating.

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