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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

| August 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child’s advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.

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Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Former Top Chef contestants Jennifer Biesty and Tim Nugent have turned to Kickstarter to fund their new project: Shakewell Bar and Kitchen — a restaurant that will offer Mediterranean brunch, lunch and dinner with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients.

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Pig + Woman + Knife: Butchery with Bailie at Fatted Calf

Pig + Woman + Knife: Butchery with Bailie at Fatted Calf

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bailie is the woman behind Pig + Woman + Knife, which gives hunters, home and restaurant cooks hands-on knowledge and tutorials on breaking down pig, duck and lamb. Bailie practices her butchery and charcuterie craft while working at Fatted Calf, which has locations in San Francisco and Napa.

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Catering Entrepreneurs Build a Business and Plan a Community Garden in Bayview

Catering Entrepreneurs Build a Business and Plan a Community Garden in Bayview

| August 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bayview District residents Kristin Jenkins and Barclay Nicholson have lives that entwine the personal and professional. The domestic partners operate two growing food businesses that both have “SF” in the name: Nosh SF and SF Private Chef. They also have a dream to create a community garden to help kids learn about where food comes from.

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Don’t Let the Price of Pine Nuts Keep You from Pesto

Don’t Let the Price of Pine Nuts Keep You from Pesto

| August 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hungry bugs and warmer temperatures mean pine trees aren’t producing as many seeds as they once did, driving up the cost of Italian pine nuts to $120 per pound in some cases. Cookbook author Julia della Croce found a colorful — and delicious — alternative in pistachios.

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SF Chefs Tasting Tent: Photo Highlights

SF Chefs Tasting Tent: Photo Highlights

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

A slideshow of the best from the SF Chefs 2013 Tasting Tent.

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Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Edible Excursions owner Lisa Rogovin explains what a typical week for a food tour company operator looks like. It’s not all about what she eats.

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Is The Way To A Tech Worker’s Loyalty Through Their Stomach?

Is The Way To A Tech Worker’s Loyalty Through Their Stomach?

| July 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Google’s extensive and delectable food offerings have long been part of the company’s perks. Now startups in other cities are hiring chefs that prepare fresh, creative food to attract and keep top talent.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

Celebrating 35 Years of Garlic at the Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gastronomic Highlights

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year marked the 35th anniversary of the ultimate summer food extravaganza— Gilroy’s Garlic Festival. It was a three-day event packed with…well, food. Lots of food. Specifically, garlic. 82 tons of fresh California garlic to be precise. View BAB’s photo gallery of the festivities!

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Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It’s a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures are looking way more appealing.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Ryan Robles and Joshua Wilder Oakley aka Tango & Stache

LGBT Pride Profile: Ryan Robles and Joshua Wilder Oakley aka Tango & Stache

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ryan Robles and Joshua Wilder Oakley live and work around good food and drink in San Francisco. The couple worked together at Bar Bambino and Ryan does PR for restaurants and spirits companies while Joshua has a pop-up called Tango & Stache. Find out how they celebrate Pride and what it was like for Joshua to grapple with being “out” in the kitchen.

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Celeb Chef Michael Symon Does a Butchering Demo at Rich Table and Shows Off His Angelic “Got Pork” Tattoo

Celeb Chef Michael Symon Does a Butchering Demo at Rich Table and Shows Off His Angelic “Got Pork” Tattoo

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Michael Symon loves pork so much, he has a pig tattoo on his shoulder. Symon, who is on the TV show The Chew and has appeared on Iron Chef, talks about “meat-centric” cuisine at a Knob Creek Bourbon dinner at San Francisco’s hot spot — Rich Table.

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Learn How To Butcher, Smoke and Can a Whole Fish with Chef Neil Davidson

Learn How To Butcher, Smoke and Can a Whole Fish with Chef Neil Davidson

Wild salmon season’s in full swing. Through CUESA and Urban Kitchen SF, Stephanie Rosenbaum learns from chef Neil Davidson and fishing expert Maria Finn how to fillet, cure, can, and smoke whole salmon and black cod.

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Watch Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver Jimmy Zhang Make Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

Watch Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver Jimmy Zhang Make Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Want to carve a rearing horse out of taro, tropical fish from carrots or a roaring dragon out of giant radishes? Watch Chef Jimmy Zhang, Master of the Chinese Art of Fruit and Vegetable carving in this video as he fashions an exquisite watermelon rose and shares the secrets of this ancient craft.

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