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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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How Professional Eaters Stay Balanced

How Professional Eaters Stay Balanced

| May 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

When eating is your job, how do you stay balanced? Marcia Gagliardi, founder and publisher of the popular dining and drinking e-column Tablehopper, tells us how she does it.

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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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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry finds many new produce-centric hits among the recipes in the cookbook Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by local Cheryl Sternman Rule.

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Hungry for Pinterest?

Hungry for Pinterest?

| February 17, 2012 | 16 Comments

Pinterest is the newest way to share recipes, dish photos, and other food-related delights. Perfect for the visually-minded, Pinterest is quickly becoming a culinary craze!

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Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

| January 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kitchen on Fire, a cooking school based in the Gourmet Ghetto, opens a satellite classroom in West Berkeley this week.

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Top Ten 2011 Bay Area Bites Posts

Top Ten 2011 Bay Area Bites Posts

| January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The ten most popular posts published on Bay Area Bites in 2011 revealed a year of Occupy protests, parking lot raps, food truck gatherings, vegan and carnivorous comfort food, online cooking school, the opening of the first local deaf-owned restaurant, and food blogger success tips as well as professional hardships.

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Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze for Thanksgiving

Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze for Thanksgiving

| November 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Not too far back in the past a vegan had very few options for a store-bought holiday main dish outside of a Tofurkey or for recipes beyond a bland grain-stuffed squash. Boy, have times changed! This Thanksgiving, try a Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze, or seek out some delicious store-bought options.

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Recharge Your Culinary Repertoire With Curated Recipe Websites

Recharge Your Culinary Repertoire With Curated Recipe Websites

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

So it’s time to make a meal, and you’re stumped. You’re bored with making the same old dishes and it’s time for a refresher. Now there’s curated recipe websites to help you recharge your repertoire.

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Cooking Lessons in Real Time: Google+ Cooking School

Cooking Lessons in Real Time: Google+ Cooking School

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

People are using the “Hangouts” feature of Google+, Google’s new sharing project, in creative ways. Learn about a real-time video cooking school that uses this collaborative tool.

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The Perennial Plate’s Bay Area Episode: 3 Farms + Tartine Dinner (VIDEO)

The Perennial Plate’s Bay Area Episode: 3 Farms + Tartine Dinner (VIDEO)

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Daniel Klein, creator of The Perennial Plate, an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, shares some thoughts about his new Bay Area episode. Under the guidance of Chef Samin Nostrat they visited three local farms, gathered stories, harvested food and then created a Tartine Afterhours dinner at the Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Watch the episode about the farm visits and event.

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Food Bloggers Share Inside Tips for Summer Bay Area Food

Food Bloggers Share Inside Tips for Summer Bay Area Food

| July 19, 2011 | 7 Comments

Local Bay Area food bloggers share their inside tips on this summer’s best food events and favorite hot weather eats.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

| June 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Macaroni and cheese is all the rage right now and everyone should have a chance to get in on reliving this childhood classic. Here’s a creamy, velvety recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, and just as delicious as the dairy variety.

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