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Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”

Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”

| July 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic dishes the real scoop on picky eaters in her book “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate” with a generous side of belly laughs. A manifesto for picky eaters, and an explainer for omnivores!

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Luxor Cab Ruined My Dinner

Luxor Cab Ruined My Dinner

| February 4, 2008 | 7 Comments

You know the old saying: “It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive”? Well, that’s literally true when you’re dining out in San Francisco and relying on taxi service. Forget about the cab being on time, most of the time you just hope it shows up at all. My husband and I MUNI’d for […]

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Presidential Politicking Hits Bay Area Eateries

Presidential Politicking Hits Bay Area Eateries

| January 21, 2008 | 9 Comments

Seeing that the February 5th primary in California will actually matter for the first time in way too many election cycles, presidential candidates and their supporters are out stumping at key Bay Area cornerstones. Or, should I say that they’re actually paying attention to us, the Left Coasties, because maybe JUST MAYBE our votes are […]

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Food Blogging: Good Manners Cost Nothing

| January 14, 2008 | 5 Comments

Frankly, my natural politeness and desire to help my fellow foodist is wearing mighty thin these days. My website, The Grub Report, turned five this past August, and I realized that I am still answering unsolicited requests for recipes, San Francisco restaurant and accommodation recommendations, culinary school advice, and general food information. Honestly, I have […]

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Vacation Reads

Vacation Reads

| January 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

While on vacation in Hawaii I did not indulge in one of my addictions, watching food programs on TV. In fact, I watched very little TV at all on my trip. Vacation is my big chance to catch up on my reading. This time around I brought two books I had received review copies of–Best […]

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Garden Grazing: Escargots

Garden Grazing: Escargots

| December 16, 2007 | 4 Comments

Back when my plans for Christmas Eve crab were threatened by some dumb-ass humans, I decided to resurrect a Christmas Eve tradition from my childhood: snails. That’s right, people, I grew up a picky eater in Minnesota where I gagged on string beans, yet I ate snails. There’s no explanation, but where my mom failed […]

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Food Links Around the Bay and Elsewhere

| December 3, 2007 | 3 Comments

Bay Area Grab your bottles of California white Burgundy, we might be back on the crab in time for Christmas. San Francisco City Planning Commissioners want to ban drunk pizza munching on Broadway. Get a free gingerbread house kit when you sign your family up for a membership to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, then […]

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Vocal Local: Jen Maiser

Vocal Local: Jen Maiser

| November 26, 2007 | 3 Comments

One of the most exciting pieces of food news this year is that “locavore” has been knighted “word of the year” by the Oxford University Press. However, I absorbed the concept of the Eat Local Challenge before I did “locavore,” which, in all honesty, I thought had something to do with the phases of the […]

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No Crab for Christmas

No Crab for Christmas

| November 12, 2007 | 3 Comments

Between November 7th and 8th, the Bay Area saw an initial and completely erroneous report of 140 gallons of fuel oil dumped into the bay by the container ship Cosco Busan gush wildly up to a disgusting 58,000 gallons. While lawsuits and finger-pointing are pending, wildlife and beaches suffer and, following a decision made on […]

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On Top of Old Smokey: Smoked Chevre

On Top of Old Smokey: Smoked Chevre

| October 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

I am not a fan of smoked cheese. I don’t like smoked provolone, smoked cheddar is just unnecessary, and I gag over the weird yellow dappling that smoking mozzarella brings about. Therefore, I didn’t expect to like Elk Creamery’s Smoked Chèvre. But I bought it anyway. I have an open mind and an open palate, […]

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Green Chile Kitchen

Green Chile Kitchen

| October 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

Comfort food is different for every person. It might be your mother’s meatloaf, a bowl of butter-padded mashed potatoes, or a vat of chicken soup. Personally, I never thought I’d be looking to a New Mexican restaurant as my comfort food source, but that’s exact what Green Chile Kitchen has come to mean for me. […]

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Piercing the Heart of Fall: Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Pt.

Piercing the Heart of Fall: Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Pt.

| October 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Ask five people what they taste when they suck a plush gobbet of Cowgirl Creamery’s Pierce Pt. off their finger and you’ll get five different answers. “Chamomile!” “Fennel!” “Coriander!” Personally, I always manage to pull out a flavor that reminds me of the big steaming bowls of oatmeal my mother used to dish out on […]

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Saints Preserve Us!

| September 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

In 2005, Garrison Keillor, that curmudegon of a Minnesotan, wrote a column in <a href=”http://dir.salon.com/story/opinion/feature/2005/09/28/keillor_work/index.html“>Salon stating: “Today, home canning has gone the way of the typewriter, the vacuum tube and the TV variety show. The Ball company sold off its jar division and now makes satellite sensors or something, and groceries stock fresh tomatoes all […]

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What Are You Eating? CleanScores

| July 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

This past week, Joy over at Confessions of a Restaurant Whore pointed me to a disturbingly addictive new site. Based on official local inspections, CleanScores will tell you all the gory details about your favorite restaurant. It can tell you their cleanliness rating in current years, past years, and even give details about what Major, […]

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