• Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Young and Hungry Gives S.F.'s Food and Tech Cultures the ABC Family Treatment

    Probably most food bloggers hope that, eventually, they'll land a book deal. San Francisco food blogger, Gabi Moskowitz of the Brokeass Gourmet, had been there, done that -- twice. But becoming the inspiration for a television sitcom? Beyond what most bloggers could even dream of.

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    June 18, 2014
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    October 25, 2013

    Chef Daniel Boulud on Where He Plans to Go During Next Week's S.F. Book Tour

    World-renowned French chef Daniel Boulud first visited our fair city in 1981 and by all accounts was a fan (more on that soon). Now he oversees an empire of restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, and Singapore, though is based mainly in New York. Chef Boulud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    New Mission-Centric Cookbook Pairs Restaurants with Local Artists

    If you've ever wanted an illustrated recipe for Farina's pesto, La Taqueria's hot sauce, or El Rio's margarita, you're in luck. Arts & Eats is a new cookbook that pairs more than 25 Mission restaurants with artists from Creativity Explored, a neighborhood arts organization, and benefits both it and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

    Joyce Goldstein and her new book Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (University of California Press) was toasted at a chef-tastic event at Perbacco restaurant this week. The California food revolution has been not-so-quietly changing the way w ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Scavenger Hunt and $3 Cookbooks at the Library's Big Book Sale

    Looking for some vintage James Beard cookbooks or to read and learn the rules of hospitality from restaurant guru Danny Meyer? Consider stocking up on cookbooks at the upcoming 49th Annual Big Book Sale, which benefits San Francisco's public libraries and is held at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Tyler Florence on His New Cookbook and What to Make Right Now

    Local celeb chef Tyler Florence -- he of Wayfare Tavern, SFO T2, and Food Network fame -- has a new cookbook out, and will be signing copies of it in the city and at his Mill Valley shop next week. Tyler Florence Fresh is the chef's most ambitious book to date, a gorgeous volume showcasing the seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Treat Your Favorite Carnivore to the Gift of 4505 Meats

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Friends, around the holidays, we understand the need to get cozy and ring in the celebrations with certain holiday fare. You will attempt to get snuggly with hot chocolate, mulled cider, and hot tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Buy These Books: The Latest Cookbooks With Tasty Bay Area Ties

    The latest in Bay Area-related cookery titles worthy of space in your (compact, apartment) library. Kim Severson spent many years as a food scribe for the San Francisco Chronicle before moving to the East Coast. (We fondly remember how she reported on the nation's gayest Safeway!) Severson has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Hubert Keller Charms Omnivore Books Patrons Tomorrow Evening

    To be in the presence of witty chef and restaurateur Hubert Keller is to be instantly charmed. This is probably why the French expatriate can operate an elegant and timeless French restaurant (Fleur De Lys) at the same time as he can hawk stunt burgers and logo-imprinted panties atop a Union Square ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Two New Local Cookbooks Help You Cook Like Chinese Nomads, Improve Your Sex Life

    Here's a duo of new Bay Area cookery titles worthy of space in that (compact, apartment) library of yours. Linda Lau Anusasananan is a food writer and former Sunset Magazine cookbook consultant who used her own ethnic heritage as a backdrop to research The Hakka Cookbook (University of California P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Who Wrote the Fifty Shades of Chicken Cookbook?

    There's a new novelty cookbook hitting the shelves next week (Nov. 13), just in time for white elephant party season. Fifty Shades of Chicken is a clever parody of the scandalous triology written under the pseudonym F.L. Fowler. The book tells the story of a meek chicken ("Ms. Hen") and a sexy chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Meet Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman This Sunday

    We've been admirers of Deb Perelman and her cooking blog Smitten Kitchen for years, and are stoked that her simple, elegant recipes and gorgeous photos have finally made their way into a cookbook. As she writes in a blog post announcing its release, the cookbook has 105 recipes (85 new, never appear ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2012
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    September 20, 2012

    Score Bargain Cookbooks at the Library's Big Book Sale

    Hey fellow cookbook obsessives, you should go to the 48th Annual Big Book Sale at Fort Mason put on by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. The sale started today in the hanger-like Festival Pavilion and will continue through the weekend, and there are two huge tables of all manner of cooker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    New Cookbook Explores California's Culinary Past

    Local culinary history nerds rejoice: Author Mark Thompson has compiled a set of 300 recipes from the state's first cookbooks for his new cookbook, Vintage California Cuisine. It's a fascinating peek into the early stages of so-called California cuisine, and many of the recipes he's dug up -- aspar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Fall Book Preview: 5 Local Food Titles to Anticipate

    When it comes to food-centric books, the Bay Area is a publishing powerhouse, and this fall is no exception. Here are the titles we're most anticipating this season, presented in chronological order: The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman, Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Cookin': Helping You in the Kitchen Since 1981

    Glass cake pedestals and ornately decorated ceramic dishes teeter in tall stacks. A single container holds a wire nest of no fewer than 14 different kinds of whisks. Baskets full of vintage cookbooks sit on the floor. If you're looking to acquire some eclectic and time-tested cookware, the Divisader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Cindy Pawlycn's Newest Cookbook Promises a First Class Ticket Around the World

    Cindy Pawlcyn's latest cookbook, Cindy's Supper Club: Meals from Around the World to Share with Family and Friends, takes readers on a sophisticated and diverse culinary journey around the world. The book highlights menus from a weekly informal supper club that Cindy hosts at her restaurant in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook: $20 Meals Feed Four

    How do San Franciscans afford to eat out every other night? It's time for the sensible (and broke ass) to kick the $40 fried mac 'n cheese habit and eat at home for a change. Thank the food gods for Gabi Moskowitz, author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook. She gathered 116 recipes that cost no more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Why You Should Go See Tamar Adler Read at Omnivore

    It's rare for a cookbook to be devoted to making and using leftovers, and eating meals as simple as a bowl of chicken broth or a plate of cold roasted vegetables. But Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace is not quite a cookbook -- it's a story about how to shop and eat s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Andrea Nguyen's Asian Tofu Teaches You to Make Your Own

    If you move in food-obsessive circles, you'll see certain recipes become cult projects. David Chang's ramen from ​the Momofuku Cookbook. Modernist Cuisine's pressure-cooker caramelized carrot soup. Chad Robertson's master bread recipe in Tartine Bread. SFoodie suspects the next one will be tofu fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    The Inspired Vegan Cookbook Release Party with Eats by Soul Cocina

    What: Cookbook launch party for Bryant Terry Where: The Museum of the African Diaspora When: Tues., January 24, 7:30-9 p.m. Cost: $30 with book, $15 without The rundown: Bryant Terry, author of the hit cookbook, Vegan Soul Food, is back again with a second, The Inspired Vegan. The book is a co ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011
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    December 15, 2011

    Gobba Gobba Hey Started With a Street Tray and Ends With Cookbooks

    Steven Gdula/BloomsburyGobs in their first incarnation (left) and the Gobba Gobba Hey cookbook.​In his lovely essay "Never Can Say Goodbye," author and food entrepreneur Steven Gdula lays out his decision to stop his Gobba Gobba Hey baking business after 33 months, having faced a crossroads on whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Alanna Hale Photographs Mission Chinese Food From the Inside Out

    Alanna HalePreparing for battle.​Photographer Alanna Hale, who's been filing SFoodie's "Behind the Menu" series of chef portraits, is working on another project: a profile every day, which she posts on her Tumblr, Most of them are insiders' shots of  Mission Chinese Foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    A Gluten-Free Cook Book for Foodies at Last

    We usually don't review cookbooks by non-local authors here at SFoodie, but sometimes we'll make an exception in the case of something exciting or different that catches our eye. There's no way around the fact that gluten-free cookbooks tend to be boring and bland. They are often written by unski ... 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 17, 2011

    Tonight: Celebrate Mitch Rosenthal's New Cookbook (Jacques Pepin Loves it!)

    ​What: Mitch Rosenthal Reading Where: Omnivore Books When: Thurs., November 17, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Mitch Rosenthal, the esteemed chef from such San Francisco institutions as Town Hall, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House, will speak about his new cookbook, Cooking My Way Back Home ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Eat a Staff Meal at Camino to Celebrate New Off the Menu Cookbook

    ​What: Camino Staff Meal Where: Camino When: Wed., November 16, 6 pm. Cost: $50 The rundown: Oakland's Camino is hosting a special dinner to celebrate the debut of Marissa Guggiana's new cookbook, Off the Menu: Staff Meals from America's Top Restaurants. Guggiana will be at the event, sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food Brings More Than Recipes to the Table

    Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food by Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough​ The San Francisco restaurant scene is rife with restaurant cookbooks these days, with what seems like every popular chef and restaurateur working on a collection of favorite recipes. There are so many wonderful books about local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Don't Worry About the Future of the Cookbook

    Is this the future of cookbooks? (Cross your fingers.)​Yesterday, the New York edition of Grub Street published a great essay by Hugh Merwin on the bright future of cookbooks, even as more and more readers are switching to e-readers and bookstores are flailing. Cookbook sales are still strong, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Oakland's Camino Restaurant Hosts Mozza Cookbook Dinner

    ​Nancy Silverton's Los Angeles Italian restaurants -- Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich -- have earned a cult-like following, which might inspire Silverton to stay guarded about their food's secrets. But instead, she's opening the restaurant's recipe ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Mission Street Food Book Launches

    ​ission Street Food's restaurant memoir-cookbook, which officially launches tomorrow with a party at the Make-Ot Room, is remarkably modest. The word shitshow appears quite a few times, the intro to the recipe section includes the disclaimer "What follows will not impress every chef out there..." ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Ten Worst Celebrity Cookbooks

    The must-have celebrity accessories change as frequently as the daily fro-yo flavors. Move over small dogs, adopted children, and Birkin bags, this is the age of celebrity cookbooks. Eva Longoria, G Pal, Sheryl Crow (author of If It Makes You Healthy), and of course Bon Appetit coverwoman Gwyneth, a ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Ascending Ramen in Parkside, Falling Stars and Their Grilling Tips: This Week in Food Bloggery

    My own favorite celebrity cookbook.​Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Carina Ost dredged the internet and pulled up 10 sopping, putrid celebrity cookbooks. Now that food has become the new rock, expect the System of a Down cupcake guide sometime soon. 2. Luis Chong continues to monitor San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Who's Got a Beard (Award)?

    ​Friday night was the first of the James Beard Foundation's two national awards galas this year. This one celebrated the media, with awards given out for television shows, print and online journalism, and cookbooks. There were upsets (Jonathan Gold only took home one one of the three awards he was ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Choose Your Own Library Books, Praise for S.F.'s Compost Program

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 2. More about the library's cookbook collection. The main branch of the San Francisco Public Library has played a huge role in my culinary education, starting with my cooking days, w ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    S.F. Public Library to Acquire the Six-Volume Modernist Cuisine

    ​ I was out for dinner with a couple of friends this week, talking about the reading Nathan Myhrvold gave this week at Omnivore Books, which we had all missed. The cost of attendance: purchasing a copy of Myhrvold's six-volume, 2,400-page Modernist Cuisine -- one of the most talked-about, controve ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    McSweeney's Taking Preorders for Mission Street Food Cookbook

    McSweeney's​Last month we tipped you to the book Mission Chinese Food/Commonwealth's Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz were writing, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant, to be published this summer by the new McSweeney's cookbook imprint. Today comes word that ... 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 7, 2011

    McSweeney's to Publish Mission Street Food Cookbook

    Warning: This is not the offical cover.​An article today in Publishers Weekly revealed that San Francisco-based published McSweeney's is launching a cookbook imprint. The first release will be a quarterly publication from Momofuku's David Chang, to appear as a 12-page print periodical and an iPad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Omnivore Launches Cookbook Club for Autograph Lovers

    Omnivore Books​Just in time for the more generous gift-givers out there (whether to oneself or others), Omnivore Books has launched a new signed cookbook mail order club ($120 per year), tapping into the pool of culinary luminaries passing through the shop for appearances. Books will ship on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Martin Yan Hits the Food Court, The Corner Fans Itself

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. In the print edition of Inside Scoop, Paolo L. reports that local cookbook author and TV star Martin Yan is bringing a new restaurant to the Westfield San Francisco Centre food court sometim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Classic Cookbooks: Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery

    Beat-up, food-stained old cookbooks are usually the best.

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    January 25, 2009

    Tasty Tomes: Writers' Favorite Recipes (from the National Book League of Great Britain)

    Thackeray (of whom I've read, well, not much, but I have seen movies based on Becky Sharp and The Luck of Barry Lyndon, and I have a subscription to Vanity Fair!) once said "Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind, must like, I think, to read about them."To which I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    The Best Little Cookbook Store in San Francisco: Or, A Room With a View

    By Meredith Brody This may seem like a quixotic time to open an independent book store, but we can thank our lucky stars that Celia Sack didn't let a little thing like the economy get in the way of her dream. Which is also ours: a cookbook store that honors the past along with the present. At Om ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 14, 2003

    Entrez au Jardin

    A brief encounter with the author of Cooking for Mr. Latte at Jardinière

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    February 14, 1996
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