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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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Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong

| April 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that’s an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.

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5 Explanations for Quirky Foodie Behavior

5 Explanations for Quirky Foodie Behavior

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a follow-up to my previous post, “5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild,” I thought I’d share some of my own personal reflections that might shed some light on why we foodies are such a quirky bunch.

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5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

5 Telltale Signs of Foodie Behavior in the Wild

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

If you spot people exhibiting these behaviors out in the world, chances are they’re foodies — like me.

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