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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>