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Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

| August 12, 2014 | 5 Comments

This weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was a whirlwind of overstimulation. The new GastroMagic stage further enhanced the mashup of food and performance that is so characteristic of Bay Area culture. Between meals there was music. Here is a collection of memorable moments from the festivities.

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From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.

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GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

GastroMagic and Other Food Fantasylands Take Center Stage at Outside Lands Festival

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Along with dozens of new additions to the food and drink line-up at this year’s Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park, a new stage called “GastroMagic” will feature rock star caliber chefs, mixologists and even butchers.

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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A high school chemistry teacher in the UK started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the web.

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Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.

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Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists set out to find that out.

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5 Comfort Foods From My Korean-American Childhood

5 Comfort Foods From My Korean-American Childhood

| May 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

My brother and I were enthralled with American junk food, as McDonald’s, potato chips and doughnuts seemed “exotic” to our childhood palates. And while we’d indulge in ice cream and hamburgers like our friends, we also grew up eating other foods that reflected our Korean-American heritage.

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Delicious!: A Novel, by Ruth Reichl — Marshmallow Fiction from Gourmet’s Former Editor

Delicious!: A Novel, by Ruth Reichl — Marshmallow Fiction from Gourmet’s Former Editor

Ruth Reichl, best-selling memoirist and longtime food writer, pens her first novel, loosely based on her time as the editor in chief at the now-defunct Gourmet. Is it this summer’s perfect foodie beach read, or too fluffy even for cupcake lovers? Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen tastes-tests the treat.

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Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

Open Secret’s Radiance Cuisine: Food + Kirtan to Recharge Body, Mind and Spirit

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.

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I Killed Audrey Hepburn

I Killed Audrey Hepburn

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Procopio shares a story about adolescent innocence, travel, synchronicity, and Hollywood stars. A recipe for a Slow-Acting Old Fashioned Cocktail is included.

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The Patron Saint of TV Dinners

The Patron Saint of TV Dinners

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Procopio shares a childhood story of spirituality, TV dinners and dessert disappointment. He makes up for Swanson’s flawed sweets with a recipe for Roman (Catholic) Apple Cake.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren’t afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Section? Read Sarah Henry’s Q&A to find out.

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The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there’s a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

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