Grant Achatz

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    The Alinea Project's Allen Hemberger on Mastering Maltodextrin and Mocking Up an Anti-Griddle

    ​Allen Hemberger, a visual-effects artist at Pixar with no culinary training whatsoever, had a conversion experience the first time he went to Alinea, arguably the tabernacle of modernist cooking in the United States. "I was really floored by the whole thing," he says. "It was my first exposure to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    No. 5: Mushroom Soufflé at Cafe Jacqueline

    justafoodie/FoodspottingThe mushroom souffle at Cafe Jacqueline, $28.​SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.The reason that Cafe Jacqueline still shows up in most-romantic-restaurant lists isn't the fact that Jacqueline Margulis makes each of ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Kauffman's Five: This Week in Bloggery

    Five of my favorite items from SFoodie this week:​1. The paper masala dosa from Udupi Palace in the Mission isn't just a feat of culinary engineering worthy of Grant Achatz, it looks like a prop for Pineapple Express II.  2. Some six-seven years ago, Oakland community organizers helped the ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Should Chefs Just Shut Up About Diners Snapping Pics?

    Amanda Chou/FlickrShe totally let this get cold to take the shot.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Camera oscura: Yesterday Eater National tipped us to a rant by Alinea whiz-chef Grant Achatz about how bloggers, Yelpers, or the merely food-obsessed taking plate shots pisses him off. Achat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Coi's Daniel Patterson Referees a Cookbook Smackdown. Guess Who the Loser Is?

    Look hard -- see the ginormous "L" on his forehead?​Food52, a new food networking Web site from ex-New York Times food editor Amanda Hesser, has plans to publish a cookbook of its contributor's recipes. In the meantime, it's hosting a curious Tournament of Cookbooks. Bracketed just like a spor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Our favorite morsel from the food blogs. You asked for it: Grub Street New York published its Grub Report earlier this week. Think of it as a Twitpic of the state of the nation's restaurants, captured, collectively, by about a dozen critics. Anthony Bourdain, Jonathan Gold, Gael Greene, Ed L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    James Beard Award Nominations Announced

    Bay Area Takes All Five Nominations for Best Chef in Pacific Region; Boulevard and A 16's Nate Appleman Among Locals Competing For Top PrizesThe prestigious James Beard Awards, given by the James Beard Foundation and often referred to as the Oscars of the restaurant and food media industries, announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Top Ten Food Trends Time

    By Meredith BrodyIt's that time of the year again, the time we make lists of the best movies, books, meals of the past twelve months - even though, in this Annus pretty much Horribilis, to quote Queen Elizabeth for pretty much the first time in my life, you might not be so much in the mood for looki ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 23, 2008

    Orson Not Well

    Ambitious, edgy California cuisine flirts with the future in uneven fashion.

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