Tag: Mourad Lahlou

Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chef Mourad Lahlou, who recently accepted a position as a culinary diplomat in a program pioneered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Lahlou details his favorite dining spots as well as what the local culinary “brain drain” is.

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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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Moroccan Cookbook Throwdown: Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco vs. Mourad: New Moroccan

Moroccan Cookbook Throwdown: Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco vs. Mourad: New Moroccan

| November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

It’s Morocco vs. Moroccan on the cookbook shelves this week. Local Mediterranean-cooking expert Paula Wolfert revisits classic North African home cooking, while Mourad Lahlou, the tattooed, Moroccan-born chef of Aziza in the Outer Richmond, shares his cross-cultural restaurant inventions. Who will win your bookstore dollars?

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Food Secrets of Chef/Restaurateur/Writer Daniel Patterson

Food Secrets of Chef/Restaurateur/Writer Daniel Patterson

| January 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Daniel Patterson is a self-taught chef well known to eaters and readers for his food, expanding Bay Area restaurant group, and writing. His fine dining Coi Restaurant opened in 2006 in San Francisco, and won two Michelin stars in 2008. Frank Bruni of the New York Times named Coi as a top ten new restaurant outside of New York, and the San Francisco Chronicle awarded Coi four stars. Patterson opened a more casual concept called Il Cane Rosso in the Ferry Building in 2009. Plum opened in Oakland last year. On December 1st, Patterson reported on his Twitter feed that he was the soup cook “at least for a little while” for the Plum lunch debut. Bay Area Bites caught up with Patterson soon after that via phone interview.

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