Archive for May, 2012

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Rivoli, The Chairman (Food Truck), Station House Café

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Rivoli, The Chairman (Food Truck), Station House Café

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Rivoli Restaurant (Berkeley), The Chairman (Food Truck in San Francisco, Bay Area), Station House Café (Point Reyes Station)

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Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat

Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pulling from Julia and Paul’s letters as well as Julia’s biographies, Minette’s Feast tells the story of how Minette came to live and eat with the Childs in Paris.

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

| May 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

Douglas Gayeton is the co-creator of “The Lexicon of Sustainability”, an ambitious, collaborative multimedia project that aims to educate the public about food systems in the U.S.

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How Professional Eaters Stay Balanced

How Professional Eaters Stay Balanced

| May 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

When eating is your job, how do you stay balanced? Marcia Gagliardi, founder and publisher of the popular dining and drinking e-column Tablehopper, tells us how she does it.

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Strawberry Lavender Muffins for Mother’s Day

Strawberry Lavender Muffins for Mother’s Day

Starring sweet, sunny strawberries scented with lavender sugar, these Mother’s Day muffins are sure to wake Mom up right.

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Cervecería de MateVeza brings Argentina and caffeinated beer to 18th and Church

Cervecería de MateVeza brings Argentina and caffeinated beer to 18th and Church

| May 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Local beermaker Jim Woods and his partner Matt Coelho are now serving MateVeza on tap at an Argentine-style beer cafe on the corner of 18th and Church.

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Purple Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” with Pesto

Purple Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” with Pesto

| May 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m a huge fan of any recipe that uses the entire fruit or vegetable. Especially when it’s this pretty! You know, regular cauliflower just doesn’t photograph as well. The purple pops! It’s also quite tasty and the perfect alternative if you love mashed potatoes but want to eat more vegetables.

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Tenderloin Food Crawl Pairs Immersive Theater and Food

Tenderloin Food Crawl Pairs Immersive Theater and Food

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In an innovative melding of art and food, the Cutting Ball Theater kicked off a month-long series of restaurant crawls called Tenderloin Trail. Held in conjunction with the theater company’s new documentary play, Tenderloin, theater-goers have the opportunity to check out several neighborhood restaurants and bars before or after the play.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Chef Chu’s, Lanesplitter, chiaroscuro

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Chef Chu’s, Lanesplitter, chiaroscuro

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Chef Chu’s (Los Altos), Lanesplitter (Oakland), chiaroscuro (San Francisco)

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Last Hurrah for Foie Gras

Last Hurrah for Foie Gras

| May 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Unless something surprising happens, Californians will no longer see foie gras on restaurant menus starting July 1. A 2004 state bill enacted the ban, championed by then state Senate President Pro Tem John Burton, who told KQED’s Forum he doesn’t profess to be an expert on foie gras. He just wants to stop the force feeding of birds. “I don’t know why chefs can’t make something that tastes like foie gras that doesn’t mean they have to torture birds to do it.”

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Mission Dispatch Street Food Pod Launches in San Francisco

Mission Dispatch Street Food Pod Launches in San Francisco

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Around lunchtime today KQED was abuzz about the new food truck pod that popped up around the corner on Bryant. I grabbed my Nikon and took a lunchtime photo op at The Mission Dispatch Launch Party. Bob Wilms, Development Director of The New Black and Mission Dispatch shared the story behind the new cool lunch spot.

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Spring Cleansing: Juicing

Spring Cleansing: Juicing

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

A look into juicing and a recipe for energy-boosting Green Juice.

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Mexican Restaurant Comal Opens its Doors in Berkeley

Mexican Restaurant Comal Opens its Doors in Berkeley

| May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Comal, the new Mexican restaurant that opened last Friday in downtown Berkeley, was packed on the second night of its debut.

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Interview with Absinthe Chef Adam Keough: spicy rabbit meatballs, food secrets and culinary mentors

Interview with Absinthe Chef Adam Keough: spicy rabbit meatballs, food secrets and culinary mentors

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles Absinthe chef Adam Keough, who shares his spicy rabbit meatball recipe and talks about cooking, food and his culinary mentors.

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