Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan shared their stories, friendship, and love for public media with fans at a special KQED event to celebrate Yan’s new series Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam and Pepin’s new series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. The event finale was a noodle-pulling dance performance by Chef Tony Wu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.