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2008 Stories by Tamara Palmer

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  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Sep 16, 2008

    •The World War II-era fluffiness of chocolate mayonnaise cake [Oakland Tribune] •Cold soup to coax back the Indian summer daze [Bay Area Bites] •Squid and cactus: Two great tastes that taste... More >>

  • Caroline's Catnip Miss Kittin

    published September 17, 2008

    French DJ and singer Miss Kittin (Caroline Hervé) is the voice and pulse of a particularly disaffected electro sound. She... More >>

  • Al Green goes back to the basics

    published September 17, 2008

    Today's multiplatinum pop artists too easily bend their signature sounds into formulaic molds. They all seem to carry some variation on the... More >>

  • Saturday: Taste South Park

    published Sep 16, 2008

    "A Taste of South Beach/Mission Bay" aims to be a lively neighborhood block party, with two stages of entertainment that features some of the top house music DJs in San Francisco like M3, Laird and ... More >>

  • Great Moments in San Francisco Food History: Popsicles

    published Sep 16, 2008

    San Francisco's coldest night ever was in 1932, when it plummeted to 27° F in the hills. It wasn't quite that bitter in the city on the fated night in 1905 when 11-year-old Frank Epperson accidenta... More >>

  • The Chain Gang: News on Evil Food Corporations

    published Sep 15, 2008

    Arby's is becoming Wendy's pimp. And Unilever — the not-so-delectable-sounding parent company of Ben & Jerry's, Klondike, Breyer and Good Humor — is turning Starbucks into a lickable product. A... More >>

  • S.F. Restaurants Fight Hunger

    published Sep 15, 2008

    Beloved S.F. eateries such as Acme Chophouse, Chaya Brasserie, Foreign Cinema, Il Fornaio, Kuleto's, Perbacco, PlumpJack and others will be on hand to serve up appetizers and drinks as "San Francisc... More >>

  • This Week in the Wacky World of Food

    published Sep 12, 2008

    •BANGKOK: Prime minister Samak Sundaravej resigns amidst cooking show controversy, reportedly makes a mean Coca-Cola-marinated pork leg. •MOSUL: Tunnel burrowing towards neighboring U.S. milita... More >>

  • SF Weekly Interview: Nelly

    published Sep 10, 2008

    By Tamara Palmer Rap star Nelly has some very public love affairs. He loves to make and sell millions of records, he loves him some Apple Bottoms and he definitely loves to represent his hometown of... More >>

  • Yummy Blog Alert: Wasted Food

    published Sep 10, 2008

    Wasted Food provides an important look at the consequences of our needless excess in a way that motivates change. Site author Jonathan Bloom is currently winding down and sharing impressions of a tw... More >>

  • Chocoholic and Alcoholic

    published September 10, 2008

    The popularity of premium chocolate has skyrocketed in recent years, as has a vocabulary to describe it that rivals the wine lexicon. At... More >>

  • Wednesday Night: Christopher Elbow Wine and Chocolate Pairing

    published Sep 10, 2008

    From Kevin Blum's City Dish comes word of a chocolate and wine pairing at Christopher Elbow's enticing boutique, an alert that is especially appreciated since this special event isn't even mentione... More >>

  • Yay Area Grammar

    published September 10, 2008

    Rapper Nelly has won Grammys, sold millions of albums, and put St. Louis on the international rap map. Interestingly, he has spoken... More >>

  • SF Weekly Interview: Alan Ball

    published Sep 09, 2008

    (Summer Bishil and director Alan Ball on the set of Towelhead. Photo: Dale Robinette) By Tamara Palmer When we meet at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, the Academy-Award winning screenwriter Alan B... More >>

  • Ryan Scott Begins City Bites

    published Sep 08, 2008

    Macy's City Bites series kicks off with Liam Mayclam of Eye on the Bay playing host to Top Chef alum/Mission Beach Cafe executive chef Ryan Scott and pastry chef William Werner of food design group ... More >>

  • Commonwealth Club Talks Heirlooms

    published Sep 08, 2008

    Heirloom tomato season may be waning in a year that's been a bit bad to the fruit. But there's room for at least one last big hurrah as Amy Goldman, author of the new art/recipes book The Heirloom T... More >>

  • Book Passage to Host Fascinating Literary Double-Feature

    published Sep 05, 2008

    Book Passage in Corte Madera is always a bustling center of author events. But the store has a doozy of a literary double-feature planned for Tuesday evening, with Tales of the City genius Armistead M... More >>

  • The Book Club of California's Delicious Obsession: M.F.K. Fisher

    published Sep 05, 2008

    “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” — M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992) July 3 marked what would have been the 100th birthday of M.F.K. ... More >>

  • Tomorrow Night: Hot Glass, Cold Beer

    published Sep 05, 2008

    (Complex Murrine Foglio glass by David Patchen) The Bayview's non-profit glassblowing studio Public Glass will serve up Hot Glass, Cold Beer tomorrow night in a creative way to benefit the center.... More >>

  • SF Weekly's Seven-Day Dish

    published Sep 05, 2008

    Weekly Planner I've said it before, and I'll say it again: You cannot go wrong with a date that involves massive amounts of chocolate. To that end, the 13th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate F... More >>

  • Milk Trailer Revealed

    published Sep 04, 2008

    Focus Features has released the preview for Milk, the highly-anticipated Harvey Milk biopic directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn. We still have to wait until it opens in S.F. on November 26... More >>

  • Imbibe Honors Bay Area in 100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America

    published Sep 04, 2008

    Editors and readers of liquid culture magazine Imbibe have picked "100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America" for the September/October issue. Cheers to the S.F. and Oakland establishments that made ... More >>

  • Dolores Park Hosts Horny Cookout on Sunday

    published Sep 04, 2008

    Hornucopia Festival kicks off today, but our hungry minds are already wandering in the direction of its free Brasstastic Parade and Cookout featuring the Brass Liberation Orchestra and Blue Bone Exp... More >>

  • Tango Ceviche Comes to YBCA

    published Sep 03, 2008

    This weekend, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts plays host to Tango Ceviche, an exploration of Argentine tango and Peruvian ceviche. The afternoon will combine instruction in both in order to, in the ... More >>

  • Party on Block 18 This Saturday

    published Sep 03, 2008

    (image via ATA Sights) San Francisco's lovely annual Indian summer is in full effect, and we are still eating outside. The next great chance to do so: Party on Block 18, which takes place this Satu... More >>

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