The Atlantic published a fun rant today: The Worst Holiday: New Year's Eve Is Over-hyped and Anti-Climactic. We tend to agree. While other countries have long lists of traditions, feasts, and prescribed foods, Americans don't have much besides drinking and watching the ball drop while Kathy Griffin ... More >>
The successes of the Food Network and the Top Chef franchise have opened the doors for more food-related television both locally and nationally. Fortunately, with the assistance of DVRs and the fact that certain stations screen full episodes online, gone are the days when you'd have to wait until th ... More >>
When it comes to food-centric books, the Bay Area is a publishing powerhouse, and this fall is no exception. Here are the titles we're most anticipating this season, presented in chronological order:
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman, Ca ... More >>
The full list of chefs participating in the U.S. Department of State's new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership initiative was announced a few days ago to much media fanfare. To be clear, I think it's fantastic that the State Department has partnered with the James Beard Foundation and created a roster o ... More >>
The power of food to transport us with flavors and smells is what makes eating and drinking such a personal experience. It is what endeared me to the lively and cozy Copita Tequileria y Comida in Sausalito. Sitting at the bar takes me to the beaches of Jalisco, Mexico, where a yearly tradition with ... More >>
Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth st.), Suite 120
When: Wed., June 8, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $75 through Eventbrite
The Rundown: Joanne Weir, local celebrity chef and host of PBS television series Joanne Weir's Cooking Class is teaming up with bartenders Ronaldo ... More >>
eekim/FlickrJoanne Weir (second from left) and a lot of strangers at Mijita in the Ferry Building.We first met Joanne Weir in the fall of 2002. No, not in person. We were avid watchers of KQED's Saturday morning cooking shows then, and the only thing half as funny as Julia Child and Jacques P ... More >>
Here's a cookbook event with a thirst-quenching twist. This Thursday, Palo Alto restaurant Reposado (236 Hamilton at Ramona) will host a special tequila chef-author dinner with TV personality Joanne Weir. She's the author of 17 cookbooks, hosts the TV series Joanne Weir's Cooking Class, and w ... More >>
Circa's Erik Hopfinger, bearing tasty lamb chops.
At the opening reception for SF Chefs.Food.Wine in Union Square last night, several attendees were giggling over reports that horns had trumpeted the appearance of Mayor Gavin Newsom minutes earlier. SFoodie spotted Michael Bauer and ... More >>