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  • Culture

    March 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Stock Up on Kitchen Supplies on the Cheap at the Meyer Factory Outlet Sale

    Headed to wine country or Tahoe? Plan to stop and shop at the Meyer factory outlet in Vallejo or Fairfield for a once-a-year deep discount on pots, pans and nifty cooking gear from the likes of Rachael Ray and Paula Deen through December 10. The annual Friends of Meyer sale also runs online through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Gift Guide: Buy Framed Vintage Menus From Classic S.F. Spots

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. We've been fans of Cool Culinara, the online shop that sells framed and unframed prints of vintage menus, since it opened earlier in the summer -- along with the menus, the site gives some backgroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Where The (Cook)Books Are: Chronicle Books Sale

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Want to give and possibly get fed in return? Gifting a Chronicle cookbook may just entice your adorable friend to whip up a batch of Cake Pops or addictive Tartine bread in return. The warm and fuzz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Oh God It Is Present-Buying Season. Quick, Buy Everyone Cookbooks.

    This isn't on anyone's lists yet, but we'd still recommend it.​Piling on the retailers of America, who would like all red-blooded Americans, Christian or no, to participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the food media has come out with a strong message to shoppers: Buy cookbooks for Christmas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Chow Names Its 13 Most Influential Food Types of the Year

    Chronicle BooksChad Robertson.​Every year, San Francisco-based puts together its Chow 13, profiles of 13 people whose influence has been felt across the world of food. This year, for example, Tartine's Chad Robertson made the list for selling amateur bakers on the romance of baking natura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    How Does Chronicle Books' Asian Ingredient App Measure Against Sutro Media's?

    ​This week, Chronicle Books officially launched its "Asian Market Shopper" app, part of the publisher's new line of cooking apps for iAppliances (Droid versions are reportedly on the way). Asian Market Shopper screenshot.​ Researched and written by Santa Cruz-based author Andrea Nguyen, author o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Chronicle Books Bake Sale Raises Over $7,800 for Japan

    ​Yesterday's Chronicle Books Bakesale to Help Japan? Some three dozen bakers ended up donating treats (staff, spouses, and neighbors, as well as Poco Dolce, Sweet Constructions, and Angel Cakes), says CB's David Hawk, netting just over $2,300. Chronicle Books doubled that figure for its donati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Today: Order the Quail at Nombe, Help Japan's Quake Relief

    Angela W./YelpNombe's chicken wings, a previous donation vehicle.​Another restaurant raising money for Japan quake relief: Nombe. Actually, Nombe started collecting donations last Saturday, day after the first full day of news about the tragedy broke over CNN. Co-owner Mari Takahashi says the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Chronicle Books Organizing Bake Sale for Japan Quake Relief

    Chronicle Books​As reported earlier today, Samin Nosrat is planning an epic series of simultaneous bake sales April 2 to raise funds for Japan disaster relief. In the meantime, Chronicle Books is stepping up with a sale of its own this Monday, Mar. 21, in its lobby at 680 Second Street in SOMA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Local Authors Make IACP Award Finals

    ​The International Association of Culinary Professionals just released its list of finalists for its annual cookbook and journalism awards. Local publishers Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and UC Press all fared well this year, and a number of Bay Area authors were named. Here's the list of loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Humphry Slocombe Gets Book Deal

    Gary Soup/FlickrReady for his closeup: Humphry Slocombe's Jake Godby at a Bloomingdales event last year.​Looks like Secret Breakfast won't be a secret forever. Mission ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe has a contract with Chronicle Books for Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book, written by Slocombe' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Tartine's Chad Robertson Brings His Bread Bible to Omnivore

    Someone who loves on bread as much as Chad Robertson does (watch the video above for evidence) deserves all the lines and critical praise his Tartine Bakery gets. The best part is that Robertson doesn't appear to be stingy with his craft. For the recently published Tartine Bread (Chronicle Books, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    El Rio's Birthday Party, Moon Duo, Autobahn, Mission Dolores Fiesta and More

    Cody T WilliamsDiamond Daggers will perform at El Rio this Saturday​If you don't have tickets to Giants playoffs games this weekend, didn't want to pay the jacked-up prices, or simply do not care about baseball, check out every other cheap event in the city. There are many. Here's our list of 10 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Outerlands Benefit Serves Up a Taste of Global Food Chronicler Eric Wolfinger

    Eric Wolfinger/Open Kitchen blogChilean longaniza ― touched by the hand of Eric Wolfinger.​Us, we pitch in at dinner parties if the host asks, slicing bread, tossing a salad, even fixing a sauce when it curdles. Eric Wolfinger? He spent six years cooking with strangers in their homes around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Jonathan Kauffman Finds Thali Pleasures at Ruchi, South Park's South Indian Gem

    John BirdsallRuchi's masala dosa.​Remember the thrill of discovering that Indian food isn't some murky repertoire of indistinguishable, ghee-drenched curries, inevitably served up with naan and cucumber raita? For most of us, Udupi Palace might have been a liminal zone of paper dosas and idli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale Starts Thursday

    Cover price: $19.95. Sale price: $6.98​Chronicle Books' annual warehouse sale starts tomorrow. From Thursday through Saturday, the San Francisco publishing house will be selling hundreds of titles from its back catalog ― for 65 percent off. (Note: The sale only takes place at the store located i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Next Week: Top Chef Contenders Try to Keep the Magic Alive at Brisbane Book Event

    Feel the burn.​Top Chef has evolved from a way popular TV show to a media entity that launches cooks into fame, complete with charity events, books, and appearances. As proof, consider the arrival of the Top Chef Quickfire Cookbook (Chronicle Books, $29.95) and newly released Top Chef Quickfi ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Monday at Cantina, Sample Tongue-Searing Adult Beverages. Maybe Even Concoct Your Own

    ​Heat lovers, wrap your lips around this if you dare. Though the name sounds like a Brian Boitano figure skating event, Monday's Spice & Ice Cocktail party at Cantina (580 Sutter at Mason) is really all about drinks that pack heat. Author Kara Newman will be on hand to pimp her latest book, Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Chez Pim Blogger Flogs Her Book Tonight in the Marina

    Proto food blogger and reported David Chang foe Pim Techamuanvivit will read and sign copies of her book The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy (Chronicle Books, $24.95) starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Marina location of Books Inc. (2251 Chestnut Street at Pierce). Pim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Throwing a Cheese Party? You'll Need a Kit for That

    Chronicle BooksWhat's a cheese party without toothpicks?​Cheesy gift idea? Sure -- in the best possible way. The Cheese Tasting Party Kit (Chronicle Books, $16.95) by local author Janet Fletcher helps cheese fans get their tasting party going in an informed, organized, even fun way. Fletcher h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Auction, Raffle, and Pizzaiolo Party Raise More Than $15,000 for Soul Food Farm

    Soul Food FarmA fire in early Sept. wiped out acres of pasture.​An auction and raffle to benefit a post-blaze Soul Food Farm wrapped up over the weekend. Organizer Bonnie Powell estimated some 250 people showed up at Pizzaiolo in Oakland to hear the winning bidders announced. Soul Food Farm's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Not Just for the Streets, Pavement Cuisine That Comes to You

    Steven Gdula Gobbles at your doorstep.​While the thrill of tracking down the latest in street food (and meeting fellow hunters in the process) is something everyone should experience, if you simply don't have the time or energy to track these people down and follow them on a whim, quite a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    James Beard Award Nominations Announced

    Bay Area Takes All Five Nominations for Best Chef in Pacific Region; Boulevard and A 16's Nate Appleman Among Locals Competing For Top PrizesThe prestigious James Beard Awards, given by the James Beard Foundation and often referred to as the Oscars of the restaurant and food media industries, announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Playing With Food

    Last night, as the tryptophan was kicking in, we played Foodie Fight, a Trivial Pursuit-like game published by S.F.'s Chronicle Books. It was unexpectedly difficult overall, and we complained about that a lot, but there would always be an easy question or two just when we were about to get too frust ... More >>

  • Summer Guide

    June 27, 2007

    Notebooks From the Underground

    This is the summer to put pen to paper

  • Dining

    August 10, 2005

    Everything We Ate

    Pleasant food in a pretty room at a new Turkish-accented "Mediterranean" spot in the Marina

  • Culture

    November 24, 2004

    No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

    The founder of National Novel Writing Month, Chris Baty, writes a book about writing a novel in 30 days

  • Culture

    September 29, 2004

    The Queer Movie Poster Book

    A colorful read, with visuals from major studio fare and obscure flicks

  • Culture

    March 31, 2004

    Playing With History

    A fictional account of a real event leaves us choking on our cream puffs

  • Film

    November 19, 2003

    Triumph of the Will

    With the dough he spent on this film, he could have bought a BMW

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    Am Misbehavin'

    Read, think, and drink at the same time

  • Culture

    November 27, 2002

    Turntable Timmy|Ruby's Wish|Kite Flying

    Hip hop hits the kiddies: Three diverse picture books for 4- to 8-year-olds

  • Film

    September 11, 2002

    One Man's Trash

    The guilty pleasures of vintage posters from classic exploitation flicks

  • Film

    July 31, 2002

    Tongues Untied

    Monica Lewinsky and George W. Bush are dissected in new HBO documentaries being screened in S.F.

  • Culture

    June 26, 2002

    Guide Me

    Bay Area publishers tell us where to go

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Thank You ... Thank You Very Much; Yet More Gratitude; Love Your Server. Is It Gucci?; Greek Grammar Debate Rages On

  • News

    March 29, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Sticks and Stones; or, A Rare Moment of Lucidity

  • News

    March 15, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Planetary alignment, book proposals, and parking speculation

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    April 14, 1999
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    March 31, 1999
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    March 3, 1999
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    February 24, 1999
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    October 28, 1998
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    February 26, 1997
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    July 10, 1996
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