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The Mangalitsa Pig: Bringing Home The Woolly Bacon From Hungary

The Mangalitsa Pig: Bringing Home The Woolly Bacon From Hungary

| August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Mangalitsa pig was born out of a 19th-century Austro-Hungarian experiment in cross breeding, with a wild boar and a lard pig. In the past few years the succulent pork has gained devotees in the U.S., too.

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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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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

| June 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, but there’s an art to grilling these tentacled sea creatures. An octopus has to be dried in the sun for at least a day first. Otherwise, the flesh just steams and turns into “a rubbery mass.”

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Chris Hadfield: Space Chef In Chief

Chris Hadfield: Space Chef In Chief

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Canadian astronaut didn’t just tweet and sing his heart out during his five months as commander of the International Space Station. He also took time out to show the world what it’s like to eat up there.

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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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SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

“The Ice Cream Travel Guide” will chart the world’s top ice cream destinations.

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A Cuban-American Chez Panisse Chef Explores Her Culinary Roots

A Cuban-American Chez Panisse Chef Explores Her Culinary Roots

| February 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Cuban-American Chez Panisse chef talks about her recent trip to Cuba as part of a culinary diplomacy tour in a story by BAB’s Sarah Henry.

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Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

| January 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Bay Area resident and Master Chef Martin Yan, who has opened a new Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Yan dishes about his new TV show, the Year of the Snake, and where he likes to eat locally.

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Mazatlán Throws an Endless Seafood Fiesta

Mazatlán Throws an Endless Seafood Fiesta

| January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Anna Mindess discovered the world’s freshest oysters and a street lined with shrimp sellers in Mazatlán.

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Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

| October 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Maui’s culinary moment: The island’s food scene is flourishing, thanks to a new breed of farmers and chefs. Sarah Henry reports from the field.

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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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North America’s Largest Night Market? It’s in Richmond (B.C. that is)

North America’s Largest Night Market? It’s in Richmond (B.C. that is)

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

From slithery BBQ squid tentacles to icy mango slushies, 400 vendors and 30,000 visitors a night make the Annual Night Market in Richmond, B.C., Canada is the largest in North America. Enjoy a dizzying array of Asian street food snacks amid a typically-polite Canadian throng.

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Gifting an Epic Dinner in the Desert at Burning Man

Gifting an Epic Dinner in the Desert at Burning Man

| August 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Black Rock French Quarter Organizers plan for an epic dinner to thank theme camp volunteers.

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