Archive for June, 2012

Japanese Mochi Both Modern and Traditional

Japanese Mochi Both Modern and Traditional

| June 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

Elaine Wu shares two places in San Jose where you can get Japanese mochi — one makes these treats the old-fashioned way by hand, the other takes a modern approach and the mochi is made in Japan and shipped fresh to the States, weekly.

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Dogpatch WineWorks Is Open For Tasting

Dogpatch WineWorks Is Open For Tasting

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of San Francisco’s newest urban wineries opens a tasting room in the Dogpatch.

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Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

| June 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Formerly homeless and now the voice behind Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke, Diana Johnson talks with Sarah Henry about eating healthily on a shoestring, the hidden hungry, and teaching people to cook cheaply and well.

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Liquid Pie: Bourbon and Berry Cocktail (Made with Beer)

Liquid Pie: Bourbon and Berry Cocktail (Made with Beer)

| June 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

Called “Liquid Pie,” this cocktail is a combination of bourbon, berries and beer. The bourbon provides subtle flavors of vanilla and caramel while the Pilsner adds some crust-like notes to the mix. And of course, the fresh berries bring it all home. You’ll swear it tastes like pie!

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Top 5 Local Wines that Made the Cut at Pinot Days

Top 5 Local Wines that Made the Cut at Pinot Days

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pinotphiles turned up in droves to taste their favorite grape at San Francisco’s Pinot Days. I went in search of local, undiscovered gems and found several which I have narrowed down to five, all south of fifty bucks (often the bottom line for a really good bottle of Pinot).

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Film “Soul Food Junkies” Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

Film “Soul Food Junkies” Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

| June 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Soul Food Junkies, a new film by Byron Hurt which will be featured on KQED’s Independent Lens series, had its West Coast premiere in Oakland. Soul Food is both a beloved part of African American culture and a leading cause behind the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. The film details the historical and social influences on soul food and efforts by many to change the eating habits of a whole generation.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles culinary artist Yasmin Golan, who lives in Oakland and has worked locally in the pop-up scene and restaurant world. Golan’s ideas on cooking and living are based around community and sustainability.

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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book: Review and Recipe for Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book: Review and Recipe for Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

From Secret Breakfast to Bacon Peanut Brittle, Foie Gras Ice Cream Sandwiches to Hibiscus Beet Sorbet, the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book has all the inside dish (and recipes) a fan could want.

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Thy Tran’s Asian-Themed Classes Empower Cooks on Both Sides of Bay

Thy Tran’s Asian-Themed Classes Empower Cooks on Both Sides of Bay

| June 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

Thy Tran’s classes in Asian cooking focus on techniques to empower her students. Besides imparting the secrets to making tasty dishes from a range of Asian cuisines, the knowledgeable chef and author includes history, culture and science.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Waiter and Writer Michael Procopio

LGBT Pride Profile: Waiter and Writer Michael Procopio

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Michael Procopio, who is a San Francisco waiter and writer online at Food for the Thoughtless. Procopio shares how his brother Doug, who died of AIDS, influenced his brand of humor, and talks about one of his favorite gay eateries.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Top Chef and Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry

LGBT Pride Profile: Top Chef and Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Preeti Mistry, who is opening Juhu Beach Club in San Francisco and has appeared on Top Chef. Mistry shares what it’s like to be female and queer in the culinary world.

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Madrona Manor’s Organic Kitchen Garden

Madrona Manor’s Organic Kitchen Garden

| June 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tucked away along the hillside of Dry Creek Valley, in the sleepy little town of Healdsburg, is a century-old mansion called Madrona Manor. Built in 1881, this nationally-registered Victorian estate was once just a weekend getaway for a very well-to-do banker. Today, it’s an inn with a one star Michelin-rated restaurant. The grounds at Madrona Manor–as one would expect–are immaculate. It is a mansion after all. Tulips, roses, annuals and perennials, leave the eight-acre estate billowing with floral delights. But my favorite part is the property’s organic kitchen garden.

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Food in Jars Canning Queen Comes to Bay Area

Food in Jars Canning Queen Comes to Bay Area

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Food in Jars author Marisa McClellan talks with Sarah Henry about the renewed interest in the age-old art of preserving.

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Father’s Day: Beer, Bacon, & Books

Father’s Day: Beer, Bacon, & Books

What does Dad really want, besides an uninterrupted nap on the couch? Beer, bacon, and a few really good reads.

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