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Green Garlic: A Sign of Spring

Green Garlic: A Sign of Spring

| March 11, 2008 | 2 Comments

A sure sign of spring at local farmers markets is the appearance of green garlic. It arrives in late winter, but it is a sign of what’s to come: spring meals resplendent with fresh green peas, spring lamb, mushrooms, radishes and asparagus. Hard garlic bulbs come into season in June and July. At that point, […]

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Restaurant Websites: The Great and the Terrible.

Restaurant Websites: The Great and the Terrible.

| February 26, 2008 | 21 Comments

I admit to being a bit of a design snob. I initially judge blogs on the way that they look or their terrible photos rather than the quality of their writing. And I often want to avoid restaurants whose websites have irritated me in one way or another. Of course, once I look further into […]

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Global Warming & Our Farmers

Global Warming & Our Farmers

| February 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Next week, the Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) will be hosting a discussion called “Agriculture in a Warmer World.” The discussion will include presentations from two different researchers and will focus on how climate change will impact food supply, food distribution, and food security. Dr. W. Michael Hanemann is Director of the […]

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Report

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Report

| February 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

Wanna know how cold it was. Too frigid for apples. One farmer stood in the cold; when a hearty customer arrived, she would bang on the truck door. Her partner, with the better end of the deal, would pass along a bag from the stash. Cold.- “Vital Information”, regarding an Ann Arbor, MI farmers market […]

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Grace Cathedral, The Forum Podcasts

Grace Cathedral, The Forum Podcasts

| January 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Grace Cathedral is the eponymous “cathedral on a hill” in San Francisco. It’s located on Nob Hill, and many of us have been there to see the beautiful Keith Haring altar at the AIDS Chapel, or to walk the labyrinth inside the church. What I didn’t know until recently is that Grace Cathedral hosts a […]

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Revisiting the Heart of the City Farmers Market

Revisiting the Heart of the City Farmers Market

| January 22, 2008 | 2 Comments

Heart of the City Farmers Market located in the Civic Center. In 2006, I reported here about the Heart of the City Farmers Market, the oldest farmers market in San Francisco. Heart of the City has been in existence for 26 years, and is held each Wednesday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and each […]

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New to the FPFM: Marin Roots Farm

New to the FPFM: Marin Roots Farm

| January 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market has a new vendor that I am very excited about. Marin Roots Farm is one of my favorite farm booths whenever I attend the San Rafael Civic Center market and I was really pleased to see them show up at the FPFM a few weeks ago. “How long have […]

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Wild Flour Bakery, Freestone

Wild Flour Bakery, Freestone

| January 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

This New Year’s Eve, as with many New Year’s Eves past, I spent several days with my best friend’s family in Sea Ranch, about 150 miles north of San Francisco. A few days ago, I hopped in my Zip Car and headed out on the windy road that would take me to this pristine area […]

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Top 10 Tastes of 2007: It was a very meaty year.

Top 10 Tastes of 2007: It was a very meaty year.

| December 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

This is the second time that I have listed my top 10 tastes for a year. The flavor highlight of this year was a three-week trip to Vietnam at the beginning of the year. Truth be told, I could easily list at least 10 tastes I had there that rocked my world. But in order […]

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2008 Dine About Town

2008 Dine About Town

| December 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

The restaurant list for the 7th Annual Dine About Town has been announced. Dine About Town (DAT) was designed seven years ago to allow customers to try out new restaurants around the city at a reasonable deal. Modeled after restaurant weeks in cities such as New York, DAT features a fixed price lunch and dinner […]

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Menu for Hope: Food Bloggers give Back

Menu for Hope: Food Bloggers give Back

| December 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

One of the annual highlights in the food blog community is Menu for Hope – a fundraising event that raises money for the World Food Programme, a United Nations Food Aid Agency. Annually, the event is hosted by Pim Techamuanvivit from Chez Pim. Last year, Menu for Hope raised an astonishing $60,000. The funds this […]

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Replate: Leave your Leftovers

Replate: Leave your Leftovers

| December 4, 2007 | 4 Comments

For the past couple months, I have been attempting to diet. I say attempting because I’m not really succeeding, but that’s fodder for a different post. Anyway, I go to the meetings when I can. At one of the meetings, members of the group were advocating throwing away food so that you don’t consume it. […]

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Bliss at Golden Gate Bakery

Bliss at Golden Gate Bakery

| November 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

Before I was a food blogger, I was a Chowhound. This occurred out of necessity when I first moved to the Bay Area over seven years ago. I had come from Southern California — a place where I had lived my whole life and where I knew numerous hole-in-the-wall, amazing restaurants. Once I got here, […]

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San Francisco Oil Spill & Our Local Fishing Industry

San Francisco Oil Spill & Our Local Fishing Industry

| November 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

As Stephanie reported on Sunday, the largest casualty to our food chain due to the November 7 San Francisco Oil Spill seems to be the Dungeness Crab season. As each day passes, more information is learned about the effects of the oil spill. While the focus of the fishing disaster has been on the Dungeness […]

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