Some people use extreme diets like fasting and juice cleanses. But these aren’t necessary for most people and may be dangerous without medical supervision. Here are five foods that support the body while cleansing.
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.
Pork, bitters, social media, local chefs going at it knife to knife: there was a lot going on during this week’s SF Chefs 2010. Here’s a taste.
When you arrive at a pop-up restaurant 35 minutes before service is supposed to begin, and there’s already a crowd milling around the outdoor patio, and a cheery host tells you to expect an hour-long wait — you imagine that the meal is the draw. When the food doesn’t measure up to your expectations — admittedly pretty high under the circumstances — you wonder if the kitchen isn’t playing catch-up to marketing — the sort of fashionable frenzy only a well-oiled social networking machine can generate.
Pilgrimage to Ben & Jerry’s HQ: taste-testing all the new flavors, meeting the Flavor Gurus behind all the tasty, frosty treats, and even creating an all-new flavor.
The Twitterverse is getting all hot and bothered over the latest Ruth Bourdain stunt. Some are wondering: food blogger and celeb Pim, should you “watch your back”?… and if so, what does that mean in the online world?
Leslie Sbrocco is back with Bay Area Bites blogger, Stephanie Rosenbaum and Jeannie Choe, creator of the San Francisco Food Wars — a local competition where seasoned chefs and home cooks alike compete for prizes and the title of SF Food Wars champion. In the latest round…Who can make the ultimate chocolate chip cookie?
Last week I had the opportunity to take Penny de los Santos’ food photography workshop here in San Francisco. Penny started as a documentary photographer, but has recently moved into shooting more food. However, her photos aren’t glistenny, perfectly placed studio shots (although she’s done a few of those, too). Instead, Penny is a magician at lassoing a moment and a sense of place. She takes her background as a documentary photographer and uses it to capture the culture and the stories that take place around the table and in places that people gather.
Instead of getting a lift from such antics, this book truly succeeds in a strictly practical sense. As someone who loves to eat and earns a little scratch writing about food, I think I know a thing or two about the city’s dining scene. Gagliardi knows a lot about the subject, certainly more than I do, and in poring over the pages, my excitement peaks, not when I absorb left-field suggestions I don’t anticipate, but when I realize that Gagliardi and I agree about a lot of stuff.