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    April 4, 2014

    This Week: Wedding Bells for Elton John, Legal Troubles for 2 Chainz, and Tears for Miley Cyrus

    "In a felony complaint by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the rapper will be charged with possession of a controlled substance for unlawfully carrying codeine... The rapper... faces up to three years in prison if convicted."2 Chainz might do hard time for carrying a medication tha ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Wednesday: Learn Chef Secrets From Blogger and New Cookbook Author Adam Roberts

    Food blogger Adam Roberts, otherwise known as the Amateur Gourmet, has just released a new cookbook and is coming to S.F. this week to celebrate it. To write Secrets of the Best Chefs, Roberts traveled around the country visiting the kitchens of big-name chefs, learned to cook from them, and collect ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Watch: Julia Child Remixed and Auto-Tuned by PBS

    It would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday tomorrow (the cookbook author and TV star passed away in 2004), and the food world is just going nuts remembering her and her legacy. We're not immune to Child's considerable charms, so here's an auto-tuned remix from PBS featuring some of her greatest ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Rancho Gordo Partners Up with Diana Kennedy to Import Rare Oaxacan Chiles

    Workman BooksSteve Sando of Rancho Gordo.​Steve Sando, Rancho Gordo founder and author of Heirloom Beans, just returned from a two-week road trip around Mexico with legendary cookbook author Diana Kennedy and Gael Garcia Bernal's mother, a telenovela star. They were hunting for rare Oaxacan chiles ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Where Did Crispy Tacos Come From?

    Joy of Cooking's first taco recipe (1964).​While researching this week's review of Tacko, the Nantucket-themed taco shop in the Marina, I started asking around to find out the history of the anglo taco. Now, Nick Fasanella's crispy tacos have far more complex, Mexican-inspired flavors than the rec ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Robb Walsh Speak at This Year's Street Food Conference

    ​SFoodie has been previewing this Saturday's Street Food Festival, but public gluttony is only the splashy half of the event. On Sunday, Aug. 21, and Monday, Aug. 22, La Cocina has also organized a National Street Food Conference, which is bringing many names from the local food scene, as well as ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Celebrity Non-Vegetarian Yotam Ottolenghi Dishes Over Lunch

    Jesse HirschYotam Ottolenghi​Superstar Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi has been working for years to bridge the gap between vegetarians and the rest of us. He makes no secret about his own meat eating, but he made his culinary reputation in England by infusing veggie recipes with intense, Medite ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Peepsmania, Aging Actresses, and the Horror of Flax Seeds

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The Return of Peepsmania. Dyed Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, sweetened egg breads -- they've all been eclipsed by America's ultimate holiday food, the Peep. The Washington Post ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Eating Well at Denny's, Eating Pasta in S.F., Parsing Gwyneth's Cookbook

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Healthful chain meals take off. I've scoffed off the "healthy" options on the menus of chain restaurants as the dietetics equivalent of greenwashing. But USA Today just reported t ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Inspecting Modernist Cuisine, Preventing Recipe Theft, Sympathizing for the Guy

    ​1. The critics take on Modernist Cuisine. As SFoodie mentioned yesterday, Nathan Myhrvold's 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine is now out, and most of the big papers are running reviews today. Legendary cookbook author Michael Ruhlman, writing in the New York Times, and Washington Post contributor Andr ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Meet Appetites, an Interactive Cooking Show for the iPad

    ​It's been 10 months since the iPad launched, and companies are still figuring out how to tailor apps to the notepad computer. Many have simply enlarged existing, text-based iPhone apps or have treated the iPad as an electronic version of a glossy magazine. A new generation of iPad apps is finall ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Sheila Himmel, Curator of 'San Francisco Eats,' Talks

    San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library​After spending an hour or so at the Main Library earlier this week, poring over the menus on display at San Francisco Eats, I spoke to curator Sheila Himmel about the exhibit, which will be up until March. Himmel was a longtime restaurant ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

    Alex HochmanAziza's Louis Maldonado, left, and Mourad Lahlou act out their love for Joyce Goldstein.​In choosing a greatest hits collection of Times recipes dating back to the 1850s for her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser took on a daunting task. Just as daunting was t ... More >>

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