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Celebrate Day of the Dead with Sugar Skulls and Pan de Muerto

Celebrate Day of the Dead with Sugar Skulls and Pan de Muerto

| October 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Decorate sugar skulls with icing, sequins and feathers or learn to make bone-shaped Pan de Muerto bread for the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities in the Bay Area.

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San Francisco Cooking School: A Preview

San Francisco Cooking School: A Preview

Ready to make a career change? Always wondered if you had the chops to make it in a restaurant kitchen? Want to whip your skills into shape before you launch that catering/food truck/recipe development business? While the Bay Area has never lacked for cooking schools, cooking classes, or chef demonstrations, the brand-new San Francisco Cooking School is opening this fall at Turk and Van Ness.

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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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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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Cheese Expert Laura Werlin Talks about Seasonality, Books and Travel

Cheese Expert Laura Werlin Talks about Seasonality, Books and Travel

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Laura Werlin, who is an award-winning cheese educator, author and expert who lives in San Francisco when she’s not on the road. Werlin dishes on the best questions to ask at the cheese counter and shares why she got into cheese back in 2000 after a news media career path.

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Celebrating Julia Child’s Centennial: How “The French Chef” Became TV’s First Hit Cooking Show

Celebrating Julia Child’s Centennial: How “The French Chef” Became TV’s First Hit Cooking Show

How did Julia Child get her start as one of television’s most iconic chefs? In honor of Child’s upcoming centennial, we’ve got two classic black-and-white shows from her original series, The French Chef, plus her recipe for bubbling, cheese-topped French onion soup.

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Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs

Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Chefs

| August 7, 2012 | 12 Comments

A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony was presented for SF Chefs by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Fetlework Tefferi of Oakland’s Cafe Colucci. The bean roasting demo was followed by a brunch of Ethiopian specialties.

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SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports on the history behind the SF Chefs food festival, which is celebrating its fourth year this summer with a bounty of dinners, tastings, classes, and cooking demos. SF Chefs is the brainchild of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and celebrates our culinary community.

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Thy Tran’s Asian-Themed Classes Empower Cooks on Both Sides of Bay

Thy Tran’s Asian-Themed Classes Empower Cooks on Both Sides of Bay

| June 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

Thy Tran’s classes in Asian cooking focus on techniques to empower her students. Besides imparting the secrets to making tasty dishes from a range of Asian cuisines, the knowledgeable chef and author includes history, culture and science.

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Father’s Day: Beer, Bacon, & Books

Father’s Day: Beer, Bacon, & Books

What does Dad really want, besides an uninterrupted nap on the couch? Beer, bacon, and a few really good reads.

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Hands-On Food Adventures in Kyoto

Hands-On Food Adventures in Kyoto

| May 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

Kyoto is known for its refined cuisine. Besides dining out, I want to take a hands-on approach to sampling its delicacies.With the help of Kyoto Free Guides to translate, I take classes in pickle, soba and sweet making and finally a five course cooking class in a home kitchen.

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Earth Day 2012:  Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2012: Ways to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Happy Earth Day! Check out our listings of fun, tasty, and educational events happening Sunday, April 22 all around the Bay.

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Summer Food and Farming Camps for Kids

Summer Food and Farming Camps for Kids

What are your kids doing this summer? Cooking, gardening, and farming camps for children and teens are more popular than ever. Check out our handy summer guide to where to gather eggs, pet a goat, learn from a llama, whip up a risotto, or write your own restaurant review.

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Iso Rabins of forageSF plans his next “foodtrepreneur” venture: Forage Kitchen

Iso Rabins of forageSF plans his next “foodtrepreneur” venture: Forage Kitchen

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Iso Rabins of forageSF is the mind behind an underground food market, wild foraging walks and scavenger hunts, plus several series of underground dinners. We dig into what’s next on his plate: a cooperative Forage Kitchen.

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