I wrote a long feature for this week's paper on the fight over the future of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a small, family-owned oyster farm in Marin that happens to be on federally protected land. The case was heard in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday, and it's unknown if ... More >>
I was an adult when I had my first oyster, though at 22 I was barely one. A local restaurant offered 50 cent oysters during weekday happy hours, and my friends and I started going because it made us feel like sophisticated high-rollers despite the fact that we were desperately broke (I couldn't even ... More >>
Factory farming is being held accountable for the the rise of antibiotic-resistent staph, virulent strains of E. coli, and now a powerful virus that has killed off huge numbers of Atlantic farmed salmon in Europe. But the latter seemed to be restricted to the ocean to the east of us until recently, ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayTrout ($18)Fog Harbor Fish House recently became the first restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf to commit to using 100% sustainable seafood. SF Weekly had never written anything about the restaurant, so I joined the flock of German and French tourists walking down Embarcader ... More >>
Becky Selengut, a cooking teacher and food writer based in Seattle, is coming to San Francisco this weekend to speak about and cook from her new book, Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Seafood Coast. On Saturday morning, she will be doing a cooking demo at the Ferry Plaza Farmers ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Pain at the Cart. At the New York Times, Kim Severson surveys the rising costs of food -- beef up 12%, tomatoes up 11%, milk up 7% -- and then puts it in in perspective: Globally, ... More >>
Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago TribuneA student at the Chicago High School of Agricultural Science checks on an experimental tank of tilapia.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Mission fishin': While the idea of urban farming continues to crackle through the zeitgeist, for most of us it's still more ... More >>