Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
An exclusive report on Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert’s live show, Good vs. Evil, at the Orpheum Theatre. The two chef-lebrities are also best friends, and used the show to poke fun at each other and discuss organic food, Alice Waters, Paula Deen + more.
The International Association of Culinary Professionals wrapped up its 35th annual conference in San Francisco with a “Dirt to Digital” theme and awards ceremony.
Peruvian personal Chef Nico Vera shares his recipe for Lomo Saltado, a Chinese-Peruvian beef stir-fry that exemplifies Peru’s rich culinary history incorporating the flavors of five cultures: Inca, Spanish, African, Chinese and Japanese.
Images of holey foods, like Swiss cheese, aerated chocolate and lotus pods, are freaking out people on the Internet. Urban Dictionary has even coined a term for it: trypophobia. These photographs may make your skin crawl and stomach churn, but here’s why you shouldn’t panic.
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.
Mary Ladd interviews Nion McEvoy, who has owned and operated the San Francisco-based Chronicle Books since 1999. Social media is an integral part of the company’s strategy, and McEvoy shares why he keeps the independent publishing house in San Francisco.
I’m very excited to announce the best job that I will probably ever have. The Perennial Plate, the online weekly documentary series about sustainable and adventurous eating is going around the world!
Local SF mezcal blog Mezcalistas and The Bold Italic are hosting a mezcal tasting July 25th to bring the renown Mexican spirit to the United States. In anticipation here’s a quick run down of what you need to know about mezcal including the tequila connection and a resolution of some lingering myths.
Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”
Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic dishes the real scoop on picky eaters in her book “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate” with a generous side of belly laughs. A manifesto for picky eaters, and an explainer for omnivores!
Formerly homeless and now the voice behind Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke, Diana Johnson talks with Sarah Henry about eating healthily on a shoestring, the hidden hungry, and teaching people to cook cheaply and well.
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.