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Antonio Lee: The Chef, The Legend, The Grandpa

Antonio Lee: The Chef, The Legend, The Grandpa

| June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

A tribute to Stephanie Hua’s grandfather…and the recipe for his famous crispy, crackling skinned Chinese Fried Chicken (Ja Jee Gai).

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The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

These days, French vintners are globally renowned for their fine wines. And now, thanks to some nifty molecular archaeology, we know they picked up those winemaking skills from some helpful ancient Italians as early as 425 B.C.

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Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Bay Area Bites looks back on how the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market has become a San Francisco institution for chefs, home cooks, and curious eaters from around the world.

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Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

Michael Pollan talks about his new book ‘Cooked’

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As in his previous books, Michael Pollan argues in “Cooked” that relying on processed food disrupts our link to the natural world and weakens our interpersonal relationships. He joins KQED’s Forum in the studio.

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KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

KQED’s Forum: Mark Bittman on Part-Time Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Bittman talks about his new book, and how a full-time meat lover adapted to part-time veganism.

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Chef Edward Lee Adds Korean Spice To Southern Comfort Food

Chef Edward Lee Adds Korean Spice To Southern Comfort Food

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Edward Lee’s culinary education spans the multi-ethnic immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn where he grew up to his Korean grandmother’s kitchen. His cookbook showcases recipes like lamb braised with soy sauce served over grits and Korean fried chicken.

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Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

The winter of 1609-1610 has been called the “starving time” for the hundreds of men and women who settled the English colony of Jamestown, Va. They ate their horses, their pets — and, apparently, at least one person. Scientists say human bones recovered from the site provide the first hard evidence that the colonists may have resorted to cannibalism.

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How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

| April 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.

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From Vine To Pen: When Your Drink Is In The Ink

From Vine To Pen: When Your Drink Is In The Ink

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alcohol has bolstered many writing sessions throughout history — not just as a drink but as an ink. For most of the last millennia, writers, artists and kings alike relied on an ink that commonly included wine. Now some people are trying to bring this tradition back.

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Good vs. Evil Tour Report: Bourdain and Ripert Make Fun of Each Other

Good vs. Evil Tour Report: Bourdain and Ripert Make Fun of Each Other

| April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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IACP in San Francisco: Conference Highlights and Awards

IACP in San Francisco: Conference Highlights and Awards

| April 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The International Association of Culinary Professionals wrapped up its 35th annual conference in San Francisco with a “Dirt to Digital” theme and awards ceremony.

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Culinary Women, In Their Own Words

Culinary Women, In Their Own Words

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is it like to be a woman in the culinary field today? Mary Ladd interviews Elvia Buendia, Pam Mazzola and Fontaine McFadden. They share their personal stories regarding the role gender has played in their career development.

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What Do We Lose, And Gain, When Reducing A Life To A Recipe?

What Do We Lose, And Gain, When Reducing A Life To A Recipe?

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s easy to see why a rocket scientist’s obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.

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The Corn Dogs of Easter

The Corn Dogs of Easter

| March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

And in the middle of everything would be a treat which would really bring home the drama of Christ’s Passion in edible form. Something delicious and filling, but would still remind us of Christ’s suffering with each and every mouthful: corn dogs on a cross.

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