Jeremiah Tower, the chef and former San Francisco restaurateur who left an indelible impression in molding "California cuisine" as a chef at Chez Panisse and with his Eighties restaurant Stars, has released a short e-book for Kindle. A Dash of Genius is ostensibly his ode to and a history of French ... More >>
Le quatorze juillet is almost here! This Saturday celebrate the country that introduced us to Escargot, taught us how to kiss, and you know, helped our budding country fight for freedom from England. • The Commonwealth Club will host Bay Gourmet on July 13, where authors adept in French culture ... More >>
San Francisco is home to many a French-style cafe (ahem, La Boulange), but The Butler and the Chef is the real deal. Tucked away in SOMA's charming South Park, the bistro's yellow storefront draws customers into its bright dining space, dotted with graphic posters and tiny circular tables for two ... More >>
Guns, revolution, upheaval, Reign of Terror -- now it's time for dinner specials!Add Bastille Day to Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day in the category of "things we don't remember celebrating 10 years ago." That said, this Frenchified Independence Day typically boasts a solid dining rost ... More >>
Learn how to keep them out of your home! No Holy Water necessary!The sound of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver's voices could make Gandhi turn homicidal. They could make Albert Schweitzer feel like slapping underprivileged children. The two yappers would drive Julia Child to renounce French cuisine and ... More >>
Two hundred and twenty years ago today a Parisian mob overwhelmed the 82 geriatric soldiers (and 32 able-bodied ones) guarding the seven prisoners housed in the Bastille. As stormings go, this wasn't exactly the most impregnable fortress -- but it did trigger the French Revolution. So, today, you ca ... More >>
SF Covers brings word that the decadent, oft-embattled French duck liver foie gras has slipped back onto the menu at Jardiniere after chef Traci Des Jardins vowed to stop using it in 2003. Many Bay Area chefs began to rethink use of the controversial delicacy after a series of attacks on Aqua chef L ... More >>
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