What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. In Season Two, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine will be traveling across America, taking the viewer on a journey to appreciate and understand where good food comes from and how to enjoy it. BAB asked Daniel about the mission, the project, the plan for the Bay Area and how people can participate.
Google is out to tame the Wild West of the food world, and I’m not really sure how I feel about this. A couple of weeks ago, Google introduced Recipe View, a search function Bing had added last year. Initially, I loved the idea that people would be able to search for recipes exclusively and that Google had taken the time to create a recipe search tool specifically for cooks, but then I saw the search results and my hopes deflated.
I’m excited to interview Hank about his new book and learning to forage in the Bay Area, an area that is teeming with wild edibles. He was also generous enough to provide a recipe for Fennel and Tomato Pasta Sauce.
A look at Oprah’s show on veganism plus a comprehensive list of helpful (and some local) resources for those interested in the lifestyle.
Are you interested in expressing your passion for food, but don’t know where to start? Never fear, dear reader — Dianne Jacob, Oakland resident and author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More, is here to help. Today, she will answer the pressing question: “How can I get started in food writing if I have no formal background?”
Comfort food, gluten-free recipes and vampire prevention appeared to be peak areas of interest for BAB readers in 2010.
Here are the top thirteen stories and recipes most visited on Bay Area Bites during the year.
Tamara recaps some highlights from day 2: “Recipe Writing” with Elana Amsterdam, Jennie Perillo, and Gaby Dalkin; “Do You Have a Cookbook in You?” with Shauna James Ahern, Nancy Baggett, Dorie Greenspan, Susan Russo, and Justin Schwartz; and “Food Photography: Think Outside the Plate,” with Penny De Los Santos.
Megan Gordon gives a short recap on Dianne Jacob, Amy Sherman and Kristine Kidd’s Recipe Writing Panel at International Food Blogger Conference this past weekend in Seattle.