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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it’s annoying.

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.

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After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

After 23 Years, Your Waiter Is Ready For A Raise

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tipped minimum wage has been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991, but legislation before Congress could finally change that. The restaurant industry says that will cost jobs and drive away diners. But in states where servers, bartenders and other tipped workers already make more than the federal minimum wage, restaurants haven’t been hurting.

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A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooking for guests aboard a giant cruise ship has its own challenges: 24-hour service, rolling-and-rocking motion from the sea, and making many menu items from scratch. Mary Ladd found out why the Top Chef TV show hit the seas this season and she gets a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchens, buffets and restaurants aboard the Celebrity Millennium.

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Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

Don’t Poison the Guests: Advice on Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wheat, nuts, fish, dairy–seems like everyone is allergic to something these days. What’s a host to do? An illustrated guide to the difference between intolerance and allergy. And tips for cooking for those with these conditions (and having them leave sated –and alive.)

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“Spinning Plates” Documentary Comes to the Bay Area – A Film about Restaurants, Food, Family and Legacy

“Spinning Plates” Documentary Comes to the Bay Area – A Film about Restaurants, Food, Family and Legacy

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why do we go out to eat? Why do people start restaurants–an admittedly grueling effort? A new documentary called Spinning Plates explores themes of food, family and legacy, and there’s appearances from Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, as well as looks behind the scenes for Gabby’s in Arizona and Breitbach’s in Iowa. Mary Ladd interviews director Joseph Levy about his new film.

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San Francisco’s Culinary Scene is Ripe with Talent from City College

San Francisco’s Culinary Scene is Ripe with Talent from City College

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Department at City College is a training ground for some of the Bay Area’s top line cooks, pastry chefs and food service workers. Alumni Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market, Jeff Hanak of Nopa and Nopalito, and Martino DiGrande of Palio D’Asti talk with us about what would happen to the Bay Area culinary scene if City College were to close.

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Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

Old Weang Ping Village: Not a Business, a Sanctuary.

| August 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

After 30 years of running the Thai restaurant Old Weang Ping, a locals’ favorite in East Oakland, owners Pat and Jook Sawanwatana are finally retiring. Does this mean the end of Old Weang Ping Village as we know it? Certainly not.

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Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

Bay Area Food Tours: Behind the Scenes With Edible Excursions Founder Lisa Rogovin

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Edible Excursions owner Lisa Rogovin explains what a typical week for a food tour company operator looks like. It’s not all about what she eats.

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Into the Cellar with Dave McLean: Brews & Dogpatch News

Into the Cellar with Dave McLean: Brews & Dogpatch News

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brewmaster Dave McLean dishes about his new Dogpatch brewery, set to open soon. McLean is the owner of the Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery and Alembic hotspots and shares about the state of craft beer (hint: we’re in such a sweet spot for suds lovers).

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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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Chef Dennis Leary: One New Farm, Two New Restaurants

Chef Dennis Leary: One New Farm, Two New Restaurants

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Dennis Leary explains his culinary style and is opening two new spots: a bar and a restaurant in San Francisco. The chef is also working with a Capay Valley farm, and will use produce from Gauchito Hill Farm at his sandwich shops and restaurants this summer.

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