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(Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network ‘From Scratch’

(Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network ‘From Scratch’

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Food Network was intended for cooks, but it wasn’t run by them. In a new tell-all book, Allen Salkin takes an unsparing look at the channel’s progression from struggling cable startup to global powerhouse, and the people who rose and fell along the way.

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Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

Should Sustainability be a Factor in Restaurant Food?

| May 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

The head of sustainability and food safety for the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich restaurant empire tells Sarah Henry what her job entails — and offers a rebuttal to critics who sniff at whether the culinary world has a role to play in sustainable food matters.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part Two

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part Two

| January 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

The top ten Food News Stories of 2010 continues: Food Security, New York Food, Animal Food, Sweet Food and Virtual Food

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Mario Batali’s Eataly: A Visual Tour

Mario Batali’s Eataly: A Visual Tour

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon traveled to New York City last week and snapped some photos. Here’s her visual tour of Mario Batali’s Eataly.

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Tomatoes: An Addiction (Early Girl Tomato Sauce)

Tomatoes: An Addiction (Early Girl Tomato Sauce)

| September 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have a confession to make: I’ve been on a bit of a tomato bender.

I just can’t help it. They are just so irresistible. I’ve been popping cherry tomatoes like pills, sneaking slices and dices of heirlooms into every meal, and lusting after Early Girls. I recently came across this Mario Batali clip, and learned that there is a word for my ailment. The Italians call it Scorpacciata.

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Secrets from a Chef: Café des Amis’s Gordon Drysdale

Secrets from a Chef: Café des Amis’s Gordon Drysdale

| September 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chef Gordon Drysdale is back in the kitchen, at the newly opened Café Des Amis, a Union Street restaurant project that he has been working on via his role as Chef & Partner for the locally owned Bacchus Management Group. Drysdale is also in charge of the kitchens at Pizza Antica locations, which recently opened a Santa Monica outpost.

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Dude Food

Dude Food

| September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Everything on television is deliberately orchestrated, of course, but many of the common signifiers of male chefness — the cursing, the drinking, the fighting, the screaming, the preoccupation with large pieces of meat — whether expressed on camera, in memoirs, or reputation via third-person anecdotes — endow a traditionally feminine role with coarse, conventionally masculine trappings. Producers want men to feel safe watching their shows.

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Foreign Food Affairs

Foreign Food Affairs

| April 30, 2008 | 3 Comments

Next Monday May 5th you can join the Cinco de Mayo crush at local Mexican restaurants, or you can meet the authors of celebrated Italian and French book on food, instead. We suggest the latter, besides, the best community celebrations will take place on the weekend, such as San Francisco Cinco de Mayo San Francisco […]

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