Later this week, Bayview residents can chuck that disgusting Wendy's bacon burger and head down to, of all places, their nearest liquor store to get something a little more compatible with the human heart.
Concerned foodies and health activists in San Francisco teamed up with Kaiser to help corner ... More >>
Although cops don't always see eye-to-eye with our youth on the streets, one San Francisco officer is trying to change that.Officer Yossef Azim, who is currently assigned to the Tenderloin Station, started working with the San Francisco Boys and Girls' Club to to get kids off the street, where San F ... More >>
Citizen Chef launched last week in Whole Foods and Mollie Stones with a line of pre-arranged, ready to cook, healthy meals for about $10. The meals come boxed with pre-cut veggies, a grain and a sauce, and recipes for preparation in 15 minutes or less, with or without the addition of the protein of ... More >>
Tamara PalmerWild mushroom ragout with bacon and Village Harvest's farro and red rice blend.We admit to a measure of skepticism of S.F.-based grain company Village Harvest's new two-serving packs of frozen grains. Frozen, microwaveable rice is usually awful, and not just because it makes us ... 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 >>
apdesign / ShutterstockActually, it's not quite like this.For the past decade or so, there's been a big push to identify "food deserts" -- low-income neighborhoods and even cities that don't have ready access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Plant markets in those deserts, the thinking has gone, a ... More >>
According to an article this morning in the Bay Citizen, a group of pediatricians at Oakland's Highland Hospital have begun testing out a new tactic for reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes in children: writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. It's just one of a number of pilot progr ... More >>
Sarah Henkin, CUESA's market chef in charge of coordinating their Market to Table and Lunch and Learn programs, and other culinary events, is moving on to a new restaurant-shop. The venture, Square Meals, shares a combined space with Batter Bakery at 2127 Polk.
They had a soft brunch open ... More >>
The Washington Post ran a blistering article yesterday comparing what the USDA wants Americans put on their plates and what foods are on the agency's plate in terms of crop subsidies and price guarantees.
Of the roughly $200 billion spent to subsidize U.S. commodity crops from 1995 to 2010 (co ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. No more food pyramid. After several years and $2 million in research, the USDA released its new nutrition graphic last week to replace the much-maligned food pyramid, and the com ... More >>
John BirdsallCafe Oliveto's Napoletana, $15, with a crust made from authentic whole-wheat flour.Thursday, November 18, 2010
Oliveto chef Paul Canales has been playing around with whole-wheat flours lately, in collaboration with Certified Foods. That's the stone mill in Woodland, northwest of ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanNeatloaf from Ananda Fuara. Part of a series about restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole.Given its grotty corner, given its windowless exterior, it's always a shock to enter Ananda Fuara and find yourself in a such a bright space. From ... More >>
Civil EatsCommunity Grains' flours and polentas are available via wholesale only, at least for now.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
We all know whole wheat, right? Brown, rusky. It bakes up into clammy Birkenstock breads you eat because they're good for you until you develop a taste for t ... More >>
You guys -- out of this city! The moment your humble narrator heard that legislation was introduced at yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting aiming at regulating how nutritious a meal must be for a restaurant to be permitted to hand out a toy, I thought "This must be Eric Mar's doing." Yup.&nb ... More >>
A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked
and the steamed, the artisan and the novelty.Flax Seed-Oat BreadSource: Vital Vittles, available at grocery stores around the city.Price: $4-5, depending on the storeToast-appropriateness: 10/10
Oh, the joys of bulk food: The torrents of brown rice that gush out of the dispensers at Whole Foods. The deep sense of righteousness that comes from hefting a scoop out of a tank of rolled oats and pouring the whole grains into a recycled brown paper sack. The 24-packs of Cheetos from Costco, wh ... More >>
Those of you who woke up this morning in the bushes of McLaren Park in a post-St. Pat's haze with strange clothes on your back, strange phone numbers written on your extremities, and the taste of yesterday's Irish Car Bomb on your lips -- take heed. A group of San Francisco scientists have published ... More >>
Brown rice is a delight in the clutches of Emeryville's Grainaissance, which makes 14 different versions of its naturally sweetened, dairy-free and gluten-free Amazake Rice Shake. With hints of nutmeg, allspice and black pepper, not to mention black tea, the Tiger Chai blend is an especially livel ... More >>