As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
My brother and I were enthralled with American junk food, as McDonald’s, potato chips and doughnuts seemed “exotic” to our childhood palates. And while we’d indulge in ice cream and hamburgers like our friends, we also grew up eating other foods that reflected our Korean-American heritage.
Sweat, stress and slow progress — those words basically sum up my sole stint as a prep cook at Momofuku Noodle Bar, the first establishment of Chef David Chang’s renowned restaurant group.
Carrots don’t stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.
Cheese-tastings and a look inside the Straus family dairy: Vivien Straus, of the Straus Family Creamery, will perform her one-woman autobiographical show in April. Expect cows, jokes, cheese and her playing 15 different characters.
Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what’s going on in our tongues? A video breaks down the beloved hot sauce into its molecular components.