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“Outside Lambs”: A Moroccan Oasis Within Outside Lands

“Outside Lambs”: A Moroccan Oasis Within Outside Lands

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Bites editor Wendy Goodfriend and I paid a visit to The Whole Beast chef John Fink’s tent. It’s his first time participating in this cultural extravaganza.

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Day One at the 2012 Outside Lands

Day One at the 2012 Outside Lands

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s mega music-food-art-wine-comedy festival is off to a great start. See highlights from day one.

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Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

| August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd talks to Michael Bauer, who has worked for 25 years as a restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Bauer dishes on the biggest trends in restaurants and shares one of his biggest pet peeves.

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Waffles for Marion Cunningham

Waffles for Marion Cunningham

Remembering longtime Bay Area cookbook author, writer, and teacher Marion Cunningham, whose updates of “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook,” among others, were the batter-splattered, soup-splashed go-tos for a modern generation of cooks.

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KQED’s Forum: Picky Eaters

KQED’s Forum: Picky Eaters

| July 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, BAB blogger and author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate” discusses picky eating along with some other experts in the field.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles culinary artist Yasmin Golan, who lives in Oakland and has worked locally in the pop-up scene and restaurant world. Golan’s ideas on cooking and living are based around community and sustainability.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Waiter and Writer Michael Procopio

LGBT Pride Profile: Waiter and Writer Michael Procopio

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Michael Procopio, who is a San Francisco waiter and writer online at Food for the Thoughtless. Procopio shares how his brother Doug, who died of AIDS, influenced his brand of humor, and talks about one of his favorite gay eateries.

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Herbivoracious Book Tour: Interview with Michael Natkin

Herbivoracious Book Tour: Interview with Michael Natkin

| May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles blogger Michael Natkin, a Seattle cook who created the award-winning Herbivoracious blog and has a new cookbook. Natkin describes what it’s like to be on tour and possibly opening a pop-up restaurant that is a live version of his blog.

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Tenderloin Food Crawl Pairs Immersive Theater and Food

Tenderloin Food Crawl Pairs Immersive Theater and Food

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In an innovative melding of art and food, the Cutting Ball Theater kicked off a month-long series of restaurant crawls called Tenderloin Trail. Held in conjunction with the theater company’s new documentary play, Tenderloin, theater-goers have the opportunity to check out several neighborhood restaurants and bars before or after the play.

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Mission Dispatch Street Food Pod Launches in San Francisco

Mission Dispatch Street Food Pod Launches in San Francisco

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Around lunchtime today KQED was abuzz about the new food truck pod that popped up around the corner on Bryant. I grabbed my Nikon and took a lunchtime photo op at The Mission Dispatch Launch Party. Bob Wilms, Development Director of The New Black and Mission Dispatch shared the story behind the new cool lunch spot.

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Brunch at Heirloom Cafe with Kinfolk Magazine

Brunch at Heirloom Cafe with Kinfolk Magazine

San Francisco’s Heirloom Cafe throws a rare daytime event, a flower-decked brunch for friends and contributors to Kinfolk magazine. Stephanie Rosenbaum gets a view of the scene and weighs in on the contents of the new quarterly publication.

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Chez Panisse Alum Cook Up Culinary Performance Art Evening

Chez Panisse Alum Cook Up Culinary Performance Art Evening

| April 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Two Chez Panisse alum — Niki Ford and Tamar Adler — cook up a culinary performance art event at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, where Ford serves as the current culinary fellow for the artists in residence.

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Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

As someone who has a deep appreciation for both food and films, I was looking forward to the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi coming to theatres in the Bay Area this month.

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13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout

13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout, with recipes (and an apology to Wallace Stevens).

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