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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

San Francisco Kitchen Lends Low-Income Food Entrepreneurs A Hand

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tech startups aren’t the only businesses incubated in Northern California. Since 2005, the nonprofit group La Cocina, Spanish for “kitchen,” has been providing equipment, mentoring and access to capital to promising small food businesses in the Bay Area.

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Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival

Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Too many plates, too little stomach space at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Take a look at some crowd favorites.

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Photo Slideshow: San Francisco Night Market

Photo Slideshow: San Francisco Night Market

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eat your way around the world at the San Francisco Street Food Festival’s Night Market.

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Good vs. Evil Tour Report: Bourdain and Ripert Make Fun of Each Other

Good vs. Evil Tour Report: Bourdain and Ripert Make Fun of Each Other

| April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

An exclusive report on Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert’s live show, Good vs. Evil, at the Orpheum Theatre. The two chef-lebrities are also best friends, and used the show to poke fun at each other and discuss organic food, Alice Waters, Paula Deen + more.

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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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Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Plastic bags, foie gras, soda taxes, backyard chickens, sustainable seafood: they all made it to the headlines this year. See the best and worst of 2012′s food news and trends as we head into the new year.

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Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

Tamale Class at La Cocina — Just in Time for Christmas

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Besides demystifying tamale making the event at La Cocina introduced students to three chefs from different regions of Latin America, each demonstrating their own traditional recipes and techniques that produced a variety of stuffed, steamy bundles. Post includes recipe for Alicia’s Mango Tamales.

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Celebrate Day of the Dead with Sugar Skulls and Pan de Muerto

Celebrate Day of the Dead with Sugar Skulls and Pan de Muerto

| October 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Decorate sugar skulls with icing, sequins and feathers or learn to make bone-shaped Pan de Muerto bread for the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities in the Bay Area.

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Southerner in the City: John T. Edge Takes on San Francisco

Southerner in the City: John T. Edge Takes on San Francisco

| September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Southern food and culture expert John T. Edge, who shares why he was happy to visit San Francisco for La Cocina’s Street Food Festival as well as thoughts on his latest book, “The Truck Food Cookbook.”

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San Francisco Street Food Festival 2012: Photo Slideshow

San Francisco Street Food Festival 2012: Photo Slideshow

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

View a photo slideshow from La Cocina’s 4th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival which took place on Saturday, August 18 in the Mission District.

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Night Market + SF Street Food Festival

Night Market + SF Street Food Festival

The 4th SF Street Food Festival was bigger and better than ever, and the first-annual Night Market was a low-key, thoroughly enjoyable (if wind-whipped) event for hardy meat-lovers and intrepid eaters.

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Lali Ghlonti Celebrates her Native Georgian Cuisine at SF Street Food Festival

Lali Ghlonti Celebrates her Native Georgian Cuisine at SF Street Food Festival

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lali Ghlonti is thrilled to introduce Georgian specialities to the 2012 SF Street Food Festival, sponsored by La Cocina. The native of Tbilisi will make kidney bean spread with corn bread, and chicken blintzes with “Georgian salsa.”

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Ten Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

Ten Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

| November 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

Want to learn to whip up a fiery Ethiopian stew, sublime Italian greens, lively Russian piroshki or zesty Malaysian noodles? A cornucopia of ethnic cooking classes are waiting for you in kitchens sprinkled all over the Bay Area. Here’s a round-up of ten local ethnic cooking classes rich with flavor and tradition.

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