Archive for September, 2012

Brats and Brews for Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

Brats and Brews for Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

| September 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Want to get in the mood for the German and Austrian films on offer at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival? We’ve got a round-up of the best German and Austrian eats (and drinks) around the Bay.

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2012 Eat Real Festival: Day 3 Highlights

2012 Eat Real Festival: Day 3 Highlights

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Daniel Patterson for five bucks, Tuscan-perfect flatbread, Tartine pastry how-tos, and a couple of flying knives: Day 3 of Eat Real.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Source, Morning Due Cafe, Mua

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Source, Morning Due Cafe, Mua

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed: Source Restaurant (International Organic Vegetarian/Vegan cuisine in San Francisco), Morning Due Cafe (American/Mediterranean cuisine in San Francisco), Mua (New American cuisine in Oakland)

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

| September 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you are anything like me, you can never eat too much avocado. Sliced, diced or mashed, I put the fruit in or on practically everything. That said, this was my first time putting it on pasta. I was a bit nervous at first. I didn’t want it to resemble guacamole on pasta. Luckily, it didn’t. It was creamy and full of flavor.

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How To Pit and Store an Avocado

How To Pit and Store an Avocado

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Love avocados? Of course you do! Which is why it’s sad when the fruit goes bad before you can use it all, especially since it is so expensive. So use these simple tips to make your avocados last a lot longer!

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Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

| September 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

The 4th annual Eat Real Festival kicks off with an evening of food trucks, music, meat and more. But was the much-hyped Meatopia just meatiocre?

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Aileen Suzara Cracks Open Filipino Cuisine in Coconut Cooking Class

Aileen Suzara Cracks Open Filipino Cuisine in Coconut Cooking Class

| September 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

Coconut is the new pomegranate, prized not only for it’s flavor and versatility, but its health benefits as well. Coconut is also plays an important role in traditional Filipino cuisine. Second generation Filipina American, Aileen Suzara recently taught Cooking with Coconut class at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, featuring binakol, laing and palitaw.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros, 1300 on Fillmore

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Caffe La Scala, Lers Ros, 1300 on Fillmore

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The seventh episode of the season features these restaurants: Caffe La Scala (Walnut Creek), Lers Ros (San Francisco) and 1300 on Fillmore (San Francisco). Watch host Leslie Sbrocco’s video wine tip of the week: Sauvignon Blanc – The Wild Child of Whites.

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September is California Wine Month — Start Sipping at these Events

September is California Wine Month — Start Sipping at these Events

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Governor Jerry Brown decreed September “California Wine Month.” So start sipping. Here are some great wine events you can attend to enjoy harvest season — starting this Saturday at the Ferry Building.

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Banh Mi Love You Long Time’s Vietnamese Sandwiches at Porchlight Storytelling

Banh Mi Love You Long Time’s Vietnamese Sandwiches at Porchlight Storytelling

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every performance-art event should come with a full bar and handmade banh mi. Porchlight Storytelling kicked off its 11th season at the Mission’s Verdi Club with dueling tales of Chinese sex ed, wheatgrass going where no wheatgrass should go, and a very bad night at Senor Frogs.

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Q&A with Traci Des Jardins: Happy 15th Birthday, Jardinière Restaurant

Q&A with Traci Des Jardins: Happy 15th Birthday, Jardinière Restaurant

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chef Traci Des Jardins, who details the ups and downs of Jardinière Restaurant’s fifteen year history and what it’s like being a woman in the male dominated culinary industry.

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KQED’s Check, Please! at SoMa StrEat Food Park

KQED’s Check, Please! at SoMa StrEat Food Park

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! host Leslie Sbrocco takes it to the streets to promote season 7, making the rounds of the food trucks at the Soma StrEat Food Park on Friday.

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Feasting in the Fields at Green Gulch Farm

Feasting in the Fields at Green Gulch Farm

| September 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

The weather was unusually cooperative in Muir Beach on Saturday, a sun-dappled day to ring in the 40th Anniversary of the Green Gulch Farm. The farm, an outpost of San Francisco’s Zen Meditation Center, has long been a champion of sustainable food and agriculture. Saturday’s fundraiser event, “Feasting in the Fields,” paid tribute to that legacy with a menu designed by Annie Somerville of Greens and a powerhouse roster of speakers.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House, Pho Vi Hoa, Grand Café + Free Event

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House, Pho Vi Hoa, Grand Café + Free Event

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Phnom Penh House (Oakland), Pho Vi Hoa (Los Altos), Grand Café (SF). Free Check, Please! event in SF at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Friday Sept. 14, 5-10pm. Party with Leslie Sbrocco and the production crew! RSVP and Ticket info in post.

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