French Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    S.F. Food Legend Jeremiah Tower's Kindle Quickie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Celebrate Bastille Day -- Dine on French Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Brunch Glory: The Butler and the Chef Brings Paris to SF

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Let Them Eat Snails: Unusual Bastille Day Events

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    World Series: Run Radio Through the TV -- Banish Joe Buck and Tim McCarver!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Bon 14 Juillet -- 'Official' Bastille Day Events Range From Predictable to Très Bizarre

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007

    Oh, La La: Foie Gras Back On The Menu At Jardiniere

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
  • News

    September 1, 2004

    Dog Bites

    The photo spread that has the city giggling

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Steak Tartare

    Le Petit Robert

  • Dining

    May 7, 2003

    Suffer the Soufflé

    The late, lamented signature dish of the Grand Cafe

  • Dining

    April 23, 2003

    Head Case

    Our new column about singular meals debuts with, uh, brains

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Chef Flower Power

    The Hippy Gourmet serves up '60s philosophizing with his seafood Newberg

  • Dining

    July 24, 2002

    Remember the Little People

    Julia Child celebrates her 90th birthday with an over-the-top feast in S.F.

  • Dining

    October 18, 2000

    Side Dish


  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Make Room for Dot-Coms

    Forget about live-work lofts. The newest fight for San Francisco's soul is over multimedia office space.

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