Archive for August, 2012

Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Make the most of late summer’s bounty with Bay Area Bites’ round-up of delicious, easy recipes for tomatoes, melon, and corn.

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Fig, Vanilla and Sour Cream Popsicles

Fig, Vanilla and Sour Cream Popsicles

| August 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Popsicles are quite possibly my new favorite thing to make. I simply love how creative you can be with them. Seriously, there are no limits. I’ve used tea, cake, booze, you name it…and I have made a popsicle with it. I had planned for these figs be soaked in bourbon but they were so fresh and bursting with flavor, that it broke my heart just to freeze them. I didn’t want anything else to alter their taste. So I refrained and I am glad I did. These pops are scrumptious!

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Cheese Expert Laura Werlin Talks about Seasonality, Books and Travel

Cheese Expert Laura Werlin Talks about Seasonality, Books and Travel

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Laura Werlin, who is an award-winning cheese educator, author and expert who lives in San Francisco when she’s not on the road. Werlin dishes on the best questions to ask at the cheese counter and shares why she got into cheese back in 2000 after a news media career path.

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Today’s Winemakers Put Livermore Valley Vineyards Back On The Map

Today’s Winemakers Put Livermore Valley Vineyards Back On The Map

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Livermore Valley, in the middle of a winemaking renaissance, celebrates its 31st Annual Harvest Wine Celebration Labor Day weekend (Sunday & Monday).

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Food Speaks in Many Tongues

Food Speaks in Many Tongues

| August 27, 2012 | 12 Comments

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic.

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Tips on Preparing Food for Burning Man

Tips on Preparing Food for Burning Man

| August 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

What to eat at Burning Man: tips on food preparation and recipes that will fortify and satisfy.

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Gifting an Epic Dinner in the Desert at Burning Man

Gifting an Epic Dinner in the Desert at Burning Man

| August 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Black Rock French Quarter Organizers plan for an epic dinner to thank theme camp volunteers.

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Alice Waters Partners with Hyatt on Organic Kids’ Menu

Alice Waters Partners with Hyatt on Organic Kids’ Menu

| August 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

In an unexpected alliance, real food restaurateur Alice Waters has teamed up with the Hyatt Corporation to improve the children’s menus of the hotel chain. Sarah Henry reports.

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San Francisco Street Food Festival 2012: Photo Slideshow

San Francisco Street Food Festival 2012: Photo Slideshow

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

View a photo slideshow from La Cocina’s 4th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival which took place on Saturday, August 18 in the Mission District.

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Night Market + SF Street Food Festival

Night Market + SF Street Food Festival

The 4th SF Street Food Festival was bigger and better than ever, and the first-annual Night Market was a low-key, thoroughly enjoyable (if wind-whipped) event for hardy meat-lovers and intrepid eaters.

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Publish like a Local: Nion McEvoy and Chronicle Books

Publish like a Local: Nion McEvoy and Chronicle Books

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Nion McEvoy, who has owned and operated the San Francisco-based Chronicle Books since 1999. Social media is an integral part of the company’s strategy, and McEvoy shares why he keeps the independent publishing house in San Francisco.

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Lali Ghlonti Celebrates her Native Georgian Cuisine at SF Street Food Festival

Lali Ghlonti Celebrates her Native Georgian Cuisine at SF Street Food Festival

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lali Ghlonti is thrilled to introduce Georgian specialities to the 2012 SF Street Food Festival, sponsored by La Cocina. The native of Tbilisi will make kidney bean spread with corn bread, and chicken blintzes with “Georgian salsa.”

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Celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday:  Jacques Pépin Tribute Video + How Julia Met Jacques

Celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday: Jacques Pépin Tribute Video + How Julia Met Jacques

She was a Paris-loving home cook from California. He was a classically trained French chef relocated to America. But when Julia met Jacques, a lifetime culinary friendship and television partnership was born. With videos from Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, a tribute video from Jacques, and a recipe for Caesar Salad Julia’s Way.

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Julia Child Remixed: “What makes a great chef?” (VIDEO)

Julia Child Remixed: “What makes a great chef?” (VIDEO)

| August 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

In celebration of her 100th birthday, Julia Child Remixed by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, for PBS Digital Studios.

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