Belinda Leong had a fantastic problem when her b. patisserie (2821 California) opened earlier this week on February 12. Though her weekday hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every fresh-baked good was sold out by around 1 p.m. on the first stay, forcing an early closure. By the time SFoodie arrived to surv ... More >>
Never has the Cook E. Monster experienced such a loss of self-control as when confronted with a fresh jar of Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. The only responsible thing to do is to pass the information. This is in hopes that we will not be the only lonely addict who instinctively knows that this spread, ... More >>
Since this is the summer of fruit soups in San Francisco, it follows a certain logic that it would also be the summer of vegetable desserts. Local chefs right now are sneaking veggies into the last course, and it just might get you to re-examine your relationship with them. Hate beets, for example? ... More >>
DeLessio Market is the latest local business to offer its chocolate chip cookie dough in addition to finished cookies. Priced by weight ($8.95/pound), each slab is meant to be sliced into eight to ten pieces, or you can follow the Cook E. Monster's lead and make fewer but bigger cookies.
The dough ... More >>
The "health" corner of the cookie market is dominated by offerings that make better paperweights than desserts. Your voracious Cook E. Monster has wasted unconscionable amounts of pocket change finding out this fact in a vain quest for guilt- (and gluten-) free sweets, but the research has finall ... More >>
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 >>
Albert LawWe are no longer seven years old. We need to get that out of the way early when discussing San Francisco's Top Five Ice Cream Shops.
Here's what that means: We don't care about toppings, mix-ins, family-friendly furniture or specials on your birthday. We don't even care about waffl ... More >>
Albert Law/porkbellystudioHalu's tontoro (left) and bacon-wrapped mochi.SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.Most studio apartments are bigger than Shigemi and Mimi Komiyama's tiny, personal restaurant, and signs of Shigemi's adoration of t ... More >>
Sunde WhiteToday's maple chocolate pecan pie. A couple years ago, when Sunde White was tending bar at the Rite Spot, she began bringing pies into the bar to help build up business. Why pie? "I've always baked," she says. "My husband's pie crazy, and wanted pies all the time. So I started inventi ... More >>
Luis ChongSpumoni and cannoli from Romolo's in San Mateo.Traditional cannoli seem to have been all but forgotten in this era of cupcakes and macarons. SFoodie took advantage of a rare sunny weekend earlier this month to rekindle memories of Romolo's in San Mateo, the oldest (and only, for tha ... More >>
GoodfellasWhen you're here, you're family.Bravo is the best TV network -- every show manages some kind of family reunion. Whether that means Uncle Bravo Andy hosting a reunion show for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, or Isaac Mizrahi, host of The Fashion Show, judging the Quickfire on l ... More >>
John BirdsallSponge cake filled with coconut custard and rolled in nostalgia, $4.The SFoodie Advent Calendar counts down the days before Christmas/Nondenominationalwinterholiday, one treat at a time.
The classic coconut snowball? Sort of a Ding Dong dressed up in a Christmas sweater. The fir ... More >>
The holidays may be all about tradition, but when it comes to pot edibles, cookies and brownies are likely to extract a round of yawns, even before they're consumed. Enterprising chefs have long been finding ways to incorporate marijuana into dishes that don't double as an after-school snack. And no ... More >>
norecipes/FlickrCheer bomb.Sure, you can spike some store-bought eggnog with a pint of Old Grand-Dad and serve it in plastic tumblers at your next holiday soirée, but it won't be nearly as impressive as a big punch bowl of the real thing, made from scratch and proffered in festive tones of g ... More >>
emilylucchettiblog.comWho doesn't like somethng sweet and fluffy when it's nippy?There's a nip in the air, and we hear it might rain next week -- perfect time to whip up some tangy gingerbread. Emily Luchetti, executive pastry chef at both Farallon and Waterbar, dresses up the classic fall ca ... More >>
Fire Crackers: clang! honk! tweet!What could be more American? It's no secret that lots of folks will choose to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the founding of the U.S.A. by creating a few ganja-generated mental fireworks of their own.
Many of us have at some point made a bat ... More >>