If you ask long-term San Franciscans what they go to Sixth Street for, almost all of them would say, "Tu Lan!" (For a small percentage, it might be prostitution or illicit drugs.) After an absence of just over a year, the Vietnamese restaurant beloved by Julia Child and Herb Caen and infamous for i ... More >>
It would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday tomorrow (the cookbook author and TV star passed away in 2004), and the food world is just going nuts remembering her and her legacy. We're not immune to Child's considerable charms, so here's an auto-tuned remix from PBS featuring some of her greatest ... More >>
We have a birthday to celebrate this week! And not just any birthday -- the centennial anniversary of one of the most influential American chefs and authors ever to have graced us with her six-foot, two-inch frame. We are referring, of course, to the one and only Julia Child. Tomorrow (Aug. 15) mar ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Hey Tartine fans, get in line now -- Bar Tartine's sandwich shop officially opens today. Eater SF notes you can dine-in or take-out, but you're not able to buy the loaves you love just yet -- perhaps by f ... More >>
What: Jacques Pepin Book Signing Where: Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St When: April 18th 1-2 pm Cost: Free The Rundown: Every cook worth his or her salt has at least one Jacques Pepin book on the shelf--most likely Le Technique,
Mary Risley's resume is as impressive as it is long. She founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1979; started the nonprofit organization Food Runners in 1987; was named Bon Appetit's "cooking teacher of the year" in 1988; and authored a cookbook in 2003. However, Risley might be better known the ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Another Victory from the Shark's Fin Ban. SF Gate reported yesterday that the State Assembly just passed AB-376, which bans the sale and import of shark's fin across the state. The ... More >>
Online retailers are apparently stampeding after customers today.SFoodie had never heard about Cyber Monday until this year, even though it was created in 2005. Yesterday, our Twitter feed began spilling forth a torrent of blips about Cyber Monday deals. Today the tweetstream has risen higher. So ... More >>
joyosity/FlickrWe can never be sure, but Julia Child might have approved.You've scraped off all the meat and divided it into bowls marked "sandwiches," "turkey salad," and "dog." You're staring at that giant, scraggly carcass. You know you should be plotting out turkey risotto, or at the least tu ... More >>
Friends of the SF Public LibraryDo you know about the Book Bay, the Friends of the San Francisco Library store at Fort Mason? Did you know that it has the best (uncurated) selection of used cookbooks in the city? Omnivore's Celia Sack and SFoodie both think so. Over the years, SFoodie has scored ... 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 >>
Lisa M./YelpThe SOMA fish house turns two next week.Eater PDX was among those pouncing on the news last month that Anchor & Hope chef Sarah Schafer was moving north to oversee Irving St. Kitchen, the Doug Washington/Steve and Mitchell Rosenthal eatery named for the Cambridge, Mass., street wh ... More >>
Gastronomica has carved out food journalism's middle ground.Founding editor Darra Goldstein dreamed up Gastronomica when she was on sabbatical from Williams College, where she teaches Russian. Goldstein also writes and edits cookbooks, including the Julia Child Award-winning The Georgian Feas ... More >>
Home for the Holidays @ Castro Theater Illumination appears in the strangest places sometimes. We were watching the train wreck of our hometown television show Trauma a little bit ago, hating it, but wanting to see our house in the background. The writing, the characters, bleh. And then boom, be ... More >>
Courtesy Larsen AssociatesNice try, Meryl: Carly Ozard as Julia.Last year's inaugural Fabulous Food Festival was underwhelming, more akin to a holiday craft fair than a place for epicurean discovery. However, this year's edition should prove more interesting, if only because of Julia Child impers ... More >>
Silent auction prizes include signed copies of Chiang's latest book.Famed San Francisco restaurant owner, cooking teacher, and consultant Cecilia Chiang is being honored on her 90th birthday Friday with a banquet at Yank Sing Rincon Center (101 Spear at Mission). The eight-course menu was cre ... More >>
Balboa TheaterEverybody likes birthday cake, right?Due to ever-popular popular demand, the Balboa Theater (3630 Balboa at 38th Ave.) is hosting a return engagement of its Julia cake-off. On August 15, which would have been Julia Child's 97th birthday, the Balboa offered free admission to Juli ... More >>
Rakka/FlickrYou're not alone.When Chelsea Handler told a panel of comedians on Chelsea Lately that ABC News was reporting that Julia Child's memoir My Life in France and some of her other books are "flying off the shelves because of the new movie Julie & Julia," the invective flew thick and f ... More >>
Worth the Whisk/FlickrAll the rich, beefy goodness, with none of the clean up.Ignore all those pundits who tell you not to go see Julie & Julia when you're hungry. You can indulge both your movie-going appetite and the one the film will stir up for Julia Child's famous boeuf bourguignon at th ... More >>
A2ZMpls/FlickrQueen of Sheba cake from Julia's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking.'Julia Child would have turned 97 on August 15th (when she died in 2004, she'd almost made it to 92). To honor the occasion, the Balboa Theatre (3630 Balboa at 38th Ave.) is hosting a Birthday Cake Bake-Off an ... More >>
Sony PicturesFlipping for Julia: Streep as the French food maven at the Cordon Bleu in Paris.I was thrilled when I arrived at the Century last Friday, opening day of Julia & Julia, to see a long line outside the theater. San Francisco foodies, represent! Except when I found out they were wait ... More >>
audaciousink.wordpres.com Julia Child: Nicer in the kitchen than she was to gays?Getting tired of all the Julie & Julia hype? Here's something to add to the backlash files, according to SFist: Cooking matriarch Julia Child may have had a tendency to be -- shall we say? -- not so n ... More >>
The film snob's guide to the best cinema the season has to offer.
Our favorite food blog posts of the day: Staying regular: How about a long, cool drink of dietary fiber? Nothing like getting hammered and scrubbing your colon. Cheers to The Ethicurean for showing us how. Commander-in-chickpea: Ever wonder what Obama and Hilary Clinton would look like sculpted en ... More >>
He's been working as the executive chef at Mammoth Mountain.
Suzan-Lori Parks is either crazy or brilliant. Perhaps both.
Treating the author of Julie & Julia to a little taste of San Francisco
Arbor Day art show
Tacos by the sea and bocadillos downtown -- the new toys of upscale restaurateurs
Lebowski fever at Oaklandish
The photo spread that has the city giggling
Gravy Train!!!!'s Hello Doctor
Julia Child celebrates her 90th birthday with an over-the-top feast in S.F.
In answer to the Chronicle, we submit our own list of things that make us cry
At Robert Mondavi's new $55 million foodie mecca, you'll find seminars on goat cheese and mustard; surrealist movies; a SPAM exhibit; wine tastings; figurines of pooping Catholics -- everything, in fact, but the answer to that question.
One gent commented,"It's barely noon and I'm already trashed."
Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece
Special Sauce, Dear Michael, Leviathan, Sold Upstream, A League of Their Own, and Royal Flush
Looking for that big break at Barcelona
In Chul-Soo Park's 301*302, appetites turn deadly
Ristorante Marcello dishes up its enjoyable fare in an unpretentious supper-club way