Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Tag: La Cocina
Looking for veg-friendly options at this weekend’s Street Food Festival in San Francisco? Bay Area Bites has got your back: A dozen meat-free dishes worth waiting in line for.
Caleb Zigas is the Acting Executive Director of La Cocina and lives nearby on a block that he says “used to be called the Mission. Now it’s Noe Valley.” He organizes the programming for the business incubator, and is often called upon for media interviews. Among Zigas’ favorite foods are chicken soup, steamed pork buns, molletes (a bread roll popular in both Mexico and the Andalusia region of Spain) and nearly anything with miso.
Food stirs up powerful emotions. It’s not so much the “what” as it is the “how” that sometimes seems to be the problem. Accessibility, artisanal, affordability, authenticity, sustainability, these are some of the buzz words of the day and each one of them are loaded. One organization making an impact person by person and bite by bite, and seemingly free from any controversy, is La Cocina.
One sip is all it took to hook me. Intent on feeding my caramel fixation one recent morning, I stopped by the La Cocina stall at the Ferry Plaza farmers’ market for some alfajores. As I made my purchase, culinary director Jason Rose handed me a miniature paper cup filled with steaming Morning Glory Chai. […]