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Q&A with Iron Chef Jose Garces

Q&A with Iron Chef Jose Garces

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Iron Chef Jose Garces, who is visiting San Francisco to promote his latest book, “Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.” He recently won a trophy at the Arizona Taco Fest and shares where he will eat while in town, and who is his culinary mentor.

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Banh Mi Love You Long Time’s Vietnamese Sandwiches at Porchlight Storytelling

Banh Mi Love You Long Time’s Vietnamese Sandwiches at Porchlight Storytelling

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every performance-art event should come with a full bar and handmade banh mi. Porchlight Storytelling kicked off its 11th season at the Mission’s Verdi Club with dueling tales of Chinese sex ed, wheatgrass going where no wheatgrass should go, and a very bad night at Senor Frogs.

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Southerner in the City: John T. Edge Takes on San Francisco

Southerner in the City: John T. Edge Takes on San Francisco

| September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Southern food and culture expert John T. Edge, who shares why he was happy to visit San Francisco for La Cocina’s Street Food Festival as well as thoughts on his latest book, “The Truck Food Cookbook.”

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Burning Man 2012: Photos of Food + Art + Fire

Burning Man 2012: Photos of Food + Art + Fire

| September 10, 2012 | 7 Comments

My decompression from Burning Man Fertility 2.0 (aka Dustpocalypse) has involved a slow editing process reliving the visual experiences I encountered on the playa. My journey consisted of a vague agenda to search out food-related imagery to share on Bay Area Bites but I was quickly swept into a vortex of art, fire and fun that subverted my linear efforts. I submitted to the fluidity of life at Burning Man and accepted that wherever I ended up was clearly the place I was supposed to be for that moment. And, of course, I took photos of those moments. Here are some of the things I experienced…

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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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Food Speaks in Many Tongues

Food Speaks in Many Tongues

| August 27, 2012 | 12 Comments

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic.

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Outside Lands 2012 Photos: Food, Art, Music & People

Outside Lands 2012 Photos: Food, Art, Music & People

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here are photo slideshows organized by topic from the Outside Lands festivities that took place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

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Day Two at the 2012 Outside Lands

Day Two at the 2012 Outside Lands

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saturday was packed at Outside Lands. Here are some music highlights from the day.

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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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