Archive for August, 2012

The Perennial Plate: Real Food World Tour

The Perennial Plate: Real Food World Tour

| August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m very excited to announce the best job that I will probably ever have. The Perennial Plate, the online weekly documentary series about sustainable and adventurous eating is going around the world!

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Outside Lands 2012 Photos: Food, Art, Music & People

Outside Lands 2012 Photos: Food, Art, Music & People

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here are photo slideshows organized by topic from the Outside Lands festivities that took place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

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Day Two at the 2012 Outside Lands

Day Two at the 2012 Outside Lands

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saturday was packed at Outside Lands. Here are some music highlights from the day.

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“Outside Lambs”: A Moroccan Oasis Within Outside Lands

“Outside Lambs”: A Moroccan Oasis Within Outside Lands

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Bites editor Wendy Goodfriend and I paid a visit to The Whole Beast chef John Fink’s tent. It’s his first time participating in this cultural extravaganza.

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Outside Lands: 5 Craft Beers You Must Try at the Festival’s New Attraction, Beer Lands

Outside Lands: 5 Craft Beers You Must Try at the Festival’s New Attraction, Beer Lands

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock to not be aware of Outside Lands this weekend. But sorry, unlike previous years, there are no last minute tickets to nab. So if you are one of the lucky few thousand who is actually going, the festival has a few new attractions worth investigating. But the one I’ve really looking forward to is Beer Lands!

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Day One at the 2012 Outside Lands

Day One at the 2012 Outside Lands

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s mega music-food-art-wine-comedy festival is off to a great start. See highlights from day one.

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Celebrating Julia Child’s Centennial: How “The French Chef” Became TV’s First Hit Cooking Show

Celebrating Julia Child’s Centennial: How “The French Chef” Became TV’s First Hit Cooking Show

How did Julia Child get her start as one of television’s most iconic chefs? In honor of Child’s upcoming centennial, we’ve got two classic black-and-white shows from her original series, The French Chef, plus her recipe for bubbling, cheese-topped French onion soup.

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Return of the Chinook

Return of the Chinook

| August 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Excited by the return of California California salmon, locals are keeping fishing charter boats busy.

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Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs

Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs

| August 7, 2012 | 12 Comments

A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony was presented for SF Chefs by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Fetlework Tefferi of Oakland’s Cafe Colucci. The bean roasting demo was followed by a brunch of Ethiopian specialties.

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Food Porn from the Tasting Tent at SF Chefs 2012

Food Porn from the Tasting Tent at SF Chefs 2012

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Visually appetizing highlights from the Tasting Tent at SF Chefs. Food. Wine.

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6 Affordable Wines You Should Buy Today, from Wine Riot

6 Affordable Wines You Should Buy Today, from Wine Riot

| August 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Want some tasty and affordable wines for your next meal, event or drunken binge. Here are 6 affordable ones from the Wine Riot event. Wine Riot is the hipster version of wine tasting. Bread and cheese has been replaced with…more bread and cheese, but in the shape of pizza.

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Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

| August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd talks to Michael Bauer, who has worked for 25 years as a restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Bauer dishes on the biggest trends in restaurants and shares one of his biggest pet peeves.

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Winemaking in the Russian River Valley: Jeremy Baker of Thomas George Estates

Winemaking in the Russian River Valley: Jeremy Baker of Thomas George Estates

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles Jeremy Baker, who is in the business of making wines that include Pinot Noir at Thomas George Estates in the Russian River Valley. Baker explains why the area is a natural choice for a life that revolves around wine and food.

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KQED’s Forum: Chick-fil-A Flap

KQED’s Forum: Chick-fil-A Flap

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week joined other big-city mayors in telling fast food chain Chick-fil-A that its stores are not welcome in their cities. The controversy started when the company’s owner stated his opposition to same-sex marriage and support for “the biblical definition of the family unit.” KQED’s Forum discusses the risks and benefits for companies that wade into politics and social issues. Does a company’s politics play into your buying decisions?

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