After years of research, an animal scientist looking for ways to keep inflammation down in cattle came up with a novel approach: feed them flax. The flax in their food helps keep animals healthy and has an added benefit for those who later eat their meat: omega-3 enriched beef.
Mary Ladd is a freelance writer and event professional based in her hometown of San Francisco. Her writing has been featured in SF Weekly, Tasting Table, the San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere. She has shuttled Anthony Bourdain around town and mastered the art of properly loading a catering van in a flash. Mary has eaten the world’s hottest burger and loves to cook and eat. Follow her at @mladdfood
Mary Ladd's Latest Posts
In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles culinary artist Yasmin Golan, who lives in Oakland and has worked locally in the pop-up scene and restaurant world. Golan’s ideas on cooking and living are based around community and sustainability.
In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Preeti Mistry, who is opening Juhu Beach Club in San Francisco and has appeared on Top Chef. Mistry shares what it’s like to be female and queer in the culinary world.
Mary Ladd interviews Chef Ben De Vries, chef-owner at Luella, a Russian Hill restaurant that is celebrating its “seven year itch” with specials on chicken and ribs and bottles of wine. Chef De Vries dishes on why he makes La Venganza hot sauce, and what he’s up to in the kitchen.
Mary Ladd profiles Absinthe chef Adam Keough, who shares his spicy rabbit meatball recipe and talks about cooking, food and his culinary mentors.
Mary Ladd profiles Grand Café executive chef Alicia Jenish, who is cooking up misfit dinners that include goat, lamb and rabbit dishes. Jenish shares who her cooking mentors are and why she calls Charles Phan “the Spotted Owl.”
Hospitality expert Stanley Morris talks about his new French Blue wine country restaurant project and shares insights into Teatro ZinZanni and why the Bay Area is so great.
The upcoming 2012 baseball season means SF Giants fans will eat and celebrate at AT&T Park. Public House’s new Executive Chef Chris Wade talks about baseball, food, his pastry chef wife and his local food favorites.
San Francisco Chef Dominique Crenn describes why she is doing dialogue dinners with other international chefs. She also shares info on her book project, travel and food favorites.
Chef and Bay Area native James Ormsby discusses his culinary outlook and shares where he likes to shop for food. He tells how he met the members of the rock band The Scorpions and shares a popular Bluestem Brasserie recipe for Caramelized Butterscotch Tapioca Pudding.
Jonny Raglin is a San Francisco resident, bartender, and founding partner at Comstock Saloon in North Beach. Raglin shares his favorite foods and restaurant spots, and tells what it’s like to have a family with his wife Sara Spearin, who runs a popular food business: Dynamo Donuts.
If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.
Del Popolo, a custom-mobile-pizzeria-on-wheels, is due to roll out next month from self-proclaimed “dough guy” Jon Darsky. He is most recently known to pizza fans for his gently blistered, thin-crust, award-winning pizzas from flour + water. BAB caught up with Darsky for an interview.