Archive for November, 2012

Q&A with Mission Restaurateur Yaron Milgrom

Q&A with Mission Restaurateur Yaron Milgrom

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Yaron Milgrom, who employs 27 people at two Mission District eateries and strongly believes in food made from scratch that is locally sourced. Milgrom explains what community means and what it’s like to live and work in the ever-changing Mission.

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls

Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

This recipe for Sausage, Sage, Pecan, Cornbread Stuffing Balls ensures optimal crunchy to moist stuffing ratio.

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The New and Improved Bay Area Bites

The New and Improved Bay Area Bites

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the redesigned Bay Area Bites! Learn about the new and improved features in BAB’s responsive design.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Halloween is over but Thanksgiving is on the horizon. Whether you carve your pumpkin or just use its meat for pie, don’t throw out those slimy pumpkin guts! In the spirit of conserving food waste roast the seeds to make a simple and tasty snack. Here are three simple ways to season and roast pumpkin seeds.

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Ken Burns discusses his new documentary “The Dust Bowl”

Ken Burns discusses his new documentary “The Dust Bowl”

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On November 18 and 19, KQED will broadcast the premiere of “The Dust Bowl,” a new documentary by Ken Burns that explores the most severe, man-made ecological catastrophe in American history.

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In Search of the Chocolate Persimmon

In Search of the Chocolate Persimmon

| November 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

Most of us are familiar with two kinds of persimmon: the apple-sized, crunchy Fuyu and the bulbous Hachiya, best enjoyed when it’s so ripe, it’s gooey. I’m going to go out on a limb here and argue there’s an even BETTER persimmon, the Maru, or chocolate persimmon.

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Book Q&A with Saveur’s James Oseland

Book Q&A with Saveur’s James Oseland

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews James Oseland, who edits Saveur magazine and has a new book out called The Way We Cook: Portraits from Around the World. Oseland explains the best and worst part about being an editor, and shares that he had around $800 to his name when he accepted the job offer.

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Nido Expands Its Nest in Oakland

Nido Expands Its Nest in Oakland

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nido, a relatively new arrival to Oakland’s culinary scene, launched their dinner service this past week.

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First Lady Cookie Toss-Up Part II: Michelle Obama

First Lady Cookie Toss-Up Part II: Michelle Obama

| November 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Michelle Obama’s husband may have won The White House, but her citrus and amaretto-laced shortbread lost the Family Circle Bake-Off in 2008 to Cindy McCain’s plagiarized Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies. To date, she is the only woman to lose the bake-off yet become first lady.

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First Lady Cookie Toss-Up: Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

First Lady Cookie Toss-Up: Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is interesting about this contest is not so much about how good these cookies are (or aren’t), but rather, what each recipe says about the woman who submitted it. And, by extension, her husband’s political philosophies. Do these treats adhere to their respective party platforms? The only way to find out is to bake them.

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Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

San Francisco celebrated Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Friday November 2 in the Mission. This traditional Mexican / Mexican-American holiday honors ancestors and loved ones who are no longer with us, and helps us take a moment to acknowledge and reflect on the importance of those people. The images portrayed show the beauty of community, the commemoration of lives, and the rich cultural tradition that the Mission District has held for decades.

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San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Celebration: Photo Slideshow

San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Celebration: Photo Slideshow

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The San Francisco Giants celebrated their 2012 World Series victory on Halloween with a festive parade down Market Street, which culminated in a massive celebration in front of City Hall. These images reflect the enthusiasm and diversity of the roughly one million fans who turned out to share some San Francisco pride with their heroes.

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