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A Chef Love Story: Gitane’s Bridget Batson and Patrick Kelly

A Chef Love Story: Gitane’s Bridget Batson and Patrick Kelly

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Gitane restaurant chefs Bridget Batson and Patrick Kelly, who are married and share a Valentine’s tradition of making and eating uni pasta. The two talk about what it is like to live and work together.

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Q&A with Shelley Lindgren: Wine Director, Restaurateur & Author

Q&A with Shelley Lindgren: Wine Director, Restaurateur & Author

| January 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Shelley Lindgren, who is a Bay Area success story: owner of the vastly popular A16 and SPQR restaurants, sommelier, wine director and cookbook author.

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Q&A with Mission Restaurateur Yaron Milgrom

Q&A with Mission Restaurateur Yaron Milgrom

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Yaron Milgrom, who employs 27 people at two Mission District eateries and strongly believes in food made from scratch that is locally sourced. Milgrom explains what community means and what it’s like to live and work in the ever-changing Mission.

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Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chef Mourad Lahlou, who recently accepted a position as a culinary diplomat in a program pioneered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Lahlou details his favorite dining spots as well as what the local culinary “brain drain” is.

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Q&A with Traci Des Jardins: Happy 15th Birthday, Jardinière Restaurant

Q&A with Traci Des Jardins: Happy 15th Birthday, Jardinière Restaurant

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chef Traci Des Jardins, who details the ups and downs of Jardinière Restaurant’s fifteen year history and what it’s like being a woman in the male dominated culinary industry.

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Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

| August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd talks to Michael Bauer, who has worked for 25 years as a restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Bauer dishes on the biggest trends in restaurants and shares one of his biggest pet peeves.

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Chef Profile: Maverick’s Emmanuel Eng

Chef Profile: Maverick’s Emmanuel Eng

| July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles Chef Emmanuel Eng, who is the executive chef at Maverick restaurant in the Mission. Eng describes the inspiration and technique to creating food ash for his creative plates of food.

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SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd reports on the history behind the SF Chefs food festival, which is celebrating its fourth year this summer with a bounty of dinners, tastings, classes, and cooking demos. SF Chefs is the brainchild of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and celebrates our culinary community.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles culinary artist Yasmin Golan, who lives in Oakland and has worked locally in the pop-up scene and restaurant world. Golan’s ideas on cooking and living are based around community and sustainability.

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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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LGBT Pride Profile: Top Chef and Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry

LGBT Pride Profile: Top Chef and Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Preeti Mistry, who is opening Juhu Beach Club in San Francisco and has appeared on Top Chef. Mistry shares what it’s like to be female and queer in the culinary world.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Palomino Chef Adam Jones

LGBT Pride Profile: Palomino Chef Adam Jones

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Palomino Chef Adam Jones, who has spent 26 of his 38 years cooking. Jones shares what it’s like to be queer in the restaurant community.

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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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Palestinian Family Shares Treasured Dishes at Zaki Kabob House

Palestinian Family Shares Treasured Dishes at Zaki Kabob House

| March 28, 2012 | 4 Comments

While Middle Eastern restaurants abound, Zaki Kabob House in Albany is one of the few that serve specialties of Palestinian cuisine, like spheeha, maklouba and mensaf. Family-owned and run by Fayza and Kameem Ayyad and their children, Zaki offers tastes of another world, plus warm hospitality.

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