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SF Chronicle Launches New Food+Home Section

SF Chronicle Launches New Food+Home Section

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen gets a first look at the Chronicle’s brand new Food+Home section, debuting this Sunday, June 29.

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Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

Jonathan Kauffman: The Chronicle’s Newest Food Critic

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can we expect more coverage of holes-in-the-wall, now that Jonathan Kauffman has joined the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food Section? Read Sarah Henry’s Q&A to find out.

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Chef Alex Ong Leaves Betelnut after Twelve Years

Chef Alex Ong Leaves Betelnut after Twelve Years

| July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Alex Ong is leaving Betelnut Restaurant (also briefly known as Hutong) after twelve years of cooking there. The East Bay resident may not be cooking the famed Betelnut shredded chicken lettuce cup dish during his time off (just yet), but says he looks forward to being a dad and relaxing with his family. And yes, pizza is on his mind.

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KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

KQED’s Forum: Restaurant Roundup

| January 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

From grass-fed shaking beef to locally sourced golden chanterelles to salt-roasted pear sorbet, San Francisco has long been a hub of dining innovation. What new restaurants or old standbys are your favorites? KQED’s Forum get the latest from dining critics on the best cuisine and dining trends in the Bay Area.

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Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

| August 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd talks to Michael Bauer, who has worked for 25 years as a restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Bauer dishes on the biggest trends in restaurants and shares one of his biggest pet peeves.

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Waffles for Marion Cunningham

Waffles for Marion Cunningham

Remembering longtime Bay Area cookbook author, writer, and teacher Marion Cunningham, whose updates of “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook,” among others, were the batter-splattered, soup-splashed go-tos for a modern generation of cooks.

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KQED’s Forum: Chez Panisse Turns 40

KQED’s Forum: Chez Panisse Turns 40

| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 1971, Alice Waters and some friends opened a neighborhood bistro in Berkeley with the aim of serving meals with the food and atmosphere of a dinner party at home. Forty years later, the way the nation eats has been dramatically changed by Chez Panisse. As the restaurant marks its anniversary, Forum talks with local chefs and food writers about the impact Chez Panisse has had on the local and national food scene.

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SF Chefs: The Future of Food Media, Hog in the Fog, Delfina vs. Spruce

SF Chefs: The Future of Food Media, Hog in the Fog, Delfina vs. Spruce

Pork, bitters, social media, local chefs going at it knife to knife: there was a lot going on during this week’s SF Chefs 2010. Here’s a taste.

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Bauer slams Oliveto: A body blow? Or a misdirected punch?

Bauer slams Oliveto: A body blow? Or a misdirected punch?

| August 26, 2009 | 8 Comments

Like Hollywood actors, some chefs will claim that they don’t pay attention to the critics. The reality, of course, is that they do.

A good review, in a prominent publication or media outlet, can help launch an upstart restaurant or attract new customers to an old one. A bad one can sink the newcomer or spell trouble for a venerated establishment.

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KQED's Forum: Eating Out in the Bay Area

KQED's Forum: Eating Out in the Bay Area

| April 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

The San Francisco Chronicle just released its annual list of the Bay Area’s 100 Top Restaurants. We’ll talk about the new list with restaurant critic Michael Bauer. We’ll also talk with food writer Marcia Gagliardi about some of the area’s better budget deals, and look at the relevancy of restaurant criticism in the era of blogs and Yelp.

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