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Chris Cosentino

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    December 20, 2012

    Watch Chris Cosentino Make Salad on Good Morning America

    Chris Cosentino, Top Chef Masters winner and owner of San Francisco restaurant Incanto and salumeria Boccalone, appeared on Good Morning America this morning. While he's still largely known for whole animal cooking and specializing in offal, we've often said that this man has an under-appreciated wa ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Incanto Experiments With Seafood-Enhanced Bread

    So anxious we were to get to the meat last night at Incanto that we initially overlooked a very special starter that's currently on the menu. Once described to us, though, we could think of little else. Chef/owner Chris Cosentino recently took his first trip to Japan and came back recharged and ful ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Meat Monthly: Sign Your Beloved Up for Boccalone's Salumi Society

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Boccalone, chef Chris Cosentino's temple to the art of preserving pork with the simple motto of "Tasty Salted Pig Parts," offers a subscription service called the Salumi Society. Gift your red-blood ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Six Places to Feast on BRAAAINS in S.F.

    Everyone knows that zombies prefer only one thing: BRAAAINS. (They're like koalas, with eucalyptus). But short of going on a massacre, where do the living dead actually find them in San Francisco? Since we condemn in the strongest terms the killing and mutilating of people to get at their deliciou ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Where to Celebrate October's Weirdest Food Holidays

    It seems that there's a different "food holiday" scheduled for every day of the year, and these are occasions we often give a side eye of suspicion to because they can reek of marketing campaigns. But we also get a kick out of some of the more absurd food items that have a day, week, or even whole m ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 10

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Finally, we're at the finale, and we know what we came here to do. Chris Cosentino and Kerry Heffernan have swiftly eliminated their competition ov ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 9

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 9 is called "Old School, New School." We've already seen from the preview commercial that the remaining three Masters (Chris Cosentino, Lor ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 8

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 8 is called "Foodie Flash Mob" which conjures images of our fair chefs shuffling through the Thriller dance for their dinner. But before we ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 7

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 7 is called "Culinary Knock Out," and that could have been the name of last week's show, which featured burlesque star Dita Von Teese. Inst ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 6

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 6 is called "Thai One On," but thankfully it's not a full hour of puns. It's the first time all season we get to see host Curtis Stone turn ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 5

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 5 is called "Holly Madison's Pool Party" so we know that there are going to be some pretty girls (Madison was once Hugh Hefner's longtime g ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Time Machine Chefs Resurrects the Dark Arts

    We take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Time Machine Chefs, a one-hour pilot on the black death in medieval Europe, on ABC. Time Machine Chefs went to a lot of trouble to do one thing very well: show three chefs in a room in Tudor England with nothing but fire an ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 4

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 4 is called "Grand Canyon Cookout," and we've seen from the previews that the Masters will be making something from great heights. Before t ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 3

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 3 is called "What Would Brian Boitano Eat," a play on the Olympic figure skating champ's Food Network series, What Would Brian Boitano Make ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 2

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 2's title, "You May Now Feed the Bride," offers a clue to what's going to happen even before it begins. The chefs immediately find out ther ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 1

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. As the curtain rises on season four, the cheftestants gather in Las Vegas, which sculpted soap opera host Curtis Stone is quick to call Sin City. H ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Tonight: Top Chef Masters Premieres With S.F. Chef Chris Cosentino

    San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino (Incanto) represents the Bay Area on the fourth season of Top Chef Masters, which premieres tonight (July 25) at 10 on Bravo. Cosentino is competing to win money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Since he's often pigeonholed as the king o ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Bakesale Betty Nominated for Manliest Restaurants in America by Men's Health

    Men's Health, currently soliciting public votes for the Manliest Restaurants in America, has a curious Bay Area nomination for the Best Sandwich Shop category: Bakesale Betty. The official reasoning: "While the name Bakesale Betty is distinctly girly, the sandwich isn't. In fact, Cal football fans ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Chris Cosentino's Cookbook Hits Bookstores

    The charismatic, culinary tornado and executive chef at Incanto with a James Beard Award nomination this year, Chris Cosentino has built his reputation as a loud, meat-fueled, barely unofficial offal spokesperson whose menus run rich with pork fat. His nose-to-tail crusade is showcased at his Boccal ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    See The Tower of Pork and Other Delights at Chris Cosentino's Los Angeles Eatery PIGG

    While Southern California's Umami Burger opened its first Bay Area location in San Francisco in 2011 and has signed a lease on a second spot in Oakland, it has also developed a new and broader concept called Umamicatessen, which debuted in downtown Los Angeles in March. The showpiece of the Umami Re ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    James Beard Finalists Announced Today: Here Are the Locals

    ​Today, the James Beard Foundation announces the finalists for both its restaurant, book, and journalism awards, often called the "Oscars" of the food world. (Semifinalists for the 2012 restaurant awards were announced on February 21). The foundation is tweeting out the results as we type, so SFoo ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011
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    October 11, 2010

    This Weekend: Andrew Zimmern and Chris Cosentino Storm Off the Grid McCoppin

    italyinsf.comChris Cosentino's "Big Brain, Little Brain."​We first brought you the news that Andrew Zimmern was returning to San Francisco to film more footage with Incanto chef/Food Network star Chris Cosentino for an upcoming episode of Zimmern's Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods. Now, we have ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Chris Cosentino's Gluttony Pants Expand to Fit Your Lack of Self-Control

    BetabrandChris Cosentino, in the binge-accomodating pants he helped design.​It's only fitting that Incanto's Chris Cosentino ― a chef known for marrowbone salad, brains risotto, and porchetta ― would be helping to design a pair of pants infused with the gluttonous spirit. As the first entr ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Chris Cosentino Makes a Mess Piggy

    makethatsandwich.com​Our own local celebrity chef/Food Network star Chris Cosentino has made up Mess Piggy while competing against colleagues such as Michael Symon and Jamie Oliver. Nope, that's not a typo: Mess Piggy is Cosentino's entry in Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Celebrity Chef Sandwic ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Incanto's Head to Tail Dinner an Interspecies Affair

    queenkv/FlickrPig's ear amuse from the 2008 head to tail dinner.​So maybe we wrote recently that the grand restaurant theme-fest might seem dated, all those diligent minings of enormous animal carcasses that find greatest expression, arguably, in Oliveto's Whole Hog events. The thing about Inc ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Chris Cosentino Explores Swine Blood and Brains on Modern Marvels

    On the latest installment of Modern Marvels on the History Channel, the time line of the other white meat is traced from the introduction to America by Spanish explorers to its current genetically super-boosted ride to the plate. But, for us, it's all about the late-in-the-episode appearance of ou ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Sorry, Chris: Chefs vs. City = Massive Fail

    Food NetworkChris (left), we love you, bro, but tell us there isn't going to be a Season Two.​We bow to no one in our love for chef Chris Cosentino. Incanto is on the short list of S.F. restaurants that (a) we unfailingly recommend to others, and (b) gladly spend our own money at. We're still ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    DVR Alert: 'Chefs vs. City' Tears Up San Francisco Tonight

    Food NetworkCome on -- you've watched trashier TV before.​We admit it. With so many food shows taping in these parts lately, we've relegated Chefs vs. City to the inner chip recesses of the DVR machine, back where Jamie at Home mingles with old eps of Breaking Bad. Tonight's installment takes ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    At Bloodhound Last Night, Nervous Chefs Watch Themselves in 'No Reservations'

    Joseph Schell Incanto's Chris Cosentino (left) and Sebo's Michael Black react to the broadcast. A handful of chefs and others who appeared in the San Francisco episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations gathered at Bloodhound in SOMA last night to watch the broadcast. Incanto chef Chris Co ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    TiVo Alert: Chris Cosentino Talks BBQ on 'The Best Thing I Ever Ate'

    offalgood.comChris Cosentino must like adventurous BBQ.Tonight, offal good chef Chris Cosentino (Incanto/Boccalone) joins national colleagues Bobby Flay, Ted Allen, and Tyler Florence on television. He'll be talking about his favorite barbecue spots on the special "Bar-B-Que" edition of The Best Thi ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Boccalone Salumi Cycle Hits the Streets for Lunch Again Today

    Chris Cosentino's tasty salted pig parts on the go.Stuck amongst all the numbers in FiDi and can't get down to the Ferry Building for lunch? Boccalone's Salumi Cycle will wheel over to the corner of California and Montgomery today at 12:30 to peddle salumi panini with tomato conserva and arugu ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Hot Meal: Cucina Povera at Incanto

    Being a fan of Chris Cosentino's regular menu at Incanto, we were unable to resist the first dinner of his special summer-long Cucina Povera prix-fixe dinner series, a tribute to the poverty-inspired dishes of Italy's various regions, offered Sunday and Monday nights -- especially when we noted the ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Incanto's Budget Prix Fixe to Mine the Cooking of Italy's Poor, Plus a Cosentino Roundup

    Niallkennedy via FlickrComing to a corner near you (maybe): Boccalone's panino expressIncanto chef Chris Cosentino told SFoodie the restaurant's summer prix-fixe menu series probing the food of Italy's poor was a way to focus on some of the peninsula's simplest and most traditional dishes. "Some of ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    Boccalone Set to Clean Up With Lard Soap

    Soon, enthusiasts of Boccalone (1 Ferry Bldg. at Embarcadero) will have something more appropriate to rub all over their body than their still-new and delectable Nduja (a Calabrian spreadable salame with addictive spice and meatiness). The salumeria, owned by Incanto's Chris Cosentino (co-star of th ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Last Chance: Incanto's 2009 Head to Tail Dinners

    Still a few tables left for tonight and Wednesday.

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    March 17, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain's Hunger for More Inevitably Leads Him to S.F.

    media.newsobserver.comWhere do you go for entrails, chiles, and bacony goodness after you've been to Vietnam, Uzbekistan, and Colombia? Why, San Francisco, of course!Famed tough-guy foodie Anthony Bourdain is in these parts right now, it's rumored, sampling our finest and weirdest cuisine for his Tr ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 23, 2009

    El Cachanilla's $1.50 Tacos

    This funky little place's menu has all the odd bits: head, tongue, brain, tripe, even eye.

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    February 17, 2009

    Boccalone P.S.: Pork Butter

    This creamy spread is delicious on crusty bread, toast, or crackers.

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    January 7, 2009

    Alex Pardee and Chef Chris Cosentino Cook Pig Head

    Alex Pardee's Letters From Digested Children opens tomorrow at Fifty24SF, so celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino decided to mark the occassion by inviting Pardee to cook up a few pig's head dishes at Cosentino's swanky SF restaurant, Incanto. I'm guessing that pig's head is a reference to either Lord of ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Jeremy Fish Cooks with Chef Chris Cosentino

    Jeremy Fish's long-awaited Ghosts of the Barbary Coast opens tonight at Fifty24SF Gallery. His latest collection of works is his own personal love letter to the history of San Francisco. In celebration of the new exhibit, Chef Chris Cosentino recently invited Fish to his restaurant, Incanto, to prep ... More >>

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