It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
Archive for November, 2012
Mary Ladd interviews Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large, who was recently re-elected and is a champion of food businesses as a way to grow and ultimately improve the city.
Small food business partners Valerie Luu & Katie Kwan of Rice Paper Scissors, a pop-up cafe serving Vietnamese food located in San Francisco, share their vision: integrating their eastern culinary heritage with the trending western street food culture.
Mary Ladd interviews chef Yigit Pura, who shares what it’s like to open a popular patisserie, write a cookbook and craft recipes. Pura is passionate about pastry and eager to get consumers interested in baking with unusual “adventure” ingredients.
Humble and homey, bagels are having their moment in Oakland. Beauty’s Bagel Shop and Authentic Bagel Company offer two new spots for Oaklanders to get their schmear on.
Last year something was missing from Thanksgiving festivities in the Bay Area–Dungeness crab. Crabbers were on strike but fortunately, that was not the case this year. Here are some places to find Dungeness in the Bay Area.
I admit it, I’m one of those people that loves taking photos of their food as much as they love eating it. This past Thanksgiving, we joined four friends in San Francisco for a wonderful potluck dinner. Here’s a collection of images from our sumptuous holiday feast.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You might be getting up at 3AM to stampede through Best Buy for that brand-new-tv-your-partner-must-have-for-Christmas, or you just might spend the day lounging around. Either way, this recipe is a good place to start. It’s full of flavor, decadent and bound to be a favorite.
What are you drinking for Thanksgiving? This year, I’m toasting with dry, autumn-golden hard cider made by Sebastopol’s Tilted Shed Ciderworks, as craft cider makes a comeback in the Bay Area.
Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations, dishes with Sarah Henry about serving a fun, festive holiday feast without the beast.
What can you tell from those numbers on fruit and vegetable stickers? The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors has the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store.
Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.