Karen Leibowitz

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The Making of a Charitable Food Movement: May 31 at SFMOMA

    Pause your Netflix cheating ways and take in some live food/art -- Nucky Thompson and all his gun play and illicit hot sex can hold! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is serving up a too-tempting multimedia free exhibit with the Kitchen Sisters called "The Making Of..." which has 100 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Become a Hipster Pop-Up in 10 Easy Steps

    San Francisco is the king of hipster pop-ups. And we love it. Here's what you need to do to throw your fedora in the ring: 1. Put an egg on it: You can slap that free-range, olive-oil-fried egg on everything from burgers to bimbimbap. Eggs come from chickens, chickens are birds, and birds are painf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Oh God It Is Present-Buying Season. Quick, Buy Everyone Cookbooks.

    This isn't on anyone's lists yet, but we'd still recommend it.​Piling on the retailers of America, who would like all red-blooded Americans, Christian or no, to participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the food media has come out with a strong message to shoppers: Buy cookbooks for Christmas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Don't Worry About the Future of the Cookbook

    Is this the future of cookbooks? (Cross your fingers.)​Yesterday, the New York edition of Grub Street published a great essay by Hugh Merwin on the bright future of cookbooks, even as more and more readers are switching to e-readers and bookstores are flailing. Cookbook sales are still strong, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Robb Walsh Speak at This Year's Street Food Conference

    ​SFoodie has been previewing this Saturday's Street Food Festival, but public gluttony is only the splashy half of the event. On Sunday, Aug. 21, and Monday, Aug. 22, La Cocina has also organized a National Street Food Conference, which is bringing many names from the local food scene, as well as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Mission Street Food Is Back (for One Night)

    ​Mission Street Food popup Where: Cookhouse, 253 Columbus (at Broadway) When: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $65 (includes Mission Street Food book and dinner) If you're like us and you miss Mission Street Food, there's a chance to revisit its hectic glory next week. MSF founder Anthony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    The Defeat of Mickey D's, Caffeine Jitters, and Duck Eggs: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Joseph SchellFrom this week's slideshow of the Peruvian Food Festival​Highlights from SFoodie this week:1. W. Blake Gray checks out Le Cordon Bleu, which claims to be San Francisco's first Vietnamese restaurant (opened in 1968). It's now owned by a Chinese-American woman who's never been to Vietna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Mission Street Food Book Launches

    ​ission Street Food's restaurant memoir-cookbook, which officially launches tomorrow with a party at the Make-Ot Room, is remarkably modest. The word shitshow appears quite a few times, the intro to the recipe section includes the disclaimer "What follows will not impress every chef out there..." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    McSweeney's Taking Preorders for Mission Street Food Cookbook

    McSweeney's​Last month we tipped you to the book Mission Chinese Food/Commonwealth's Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz were writing, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant, to be published this summer by the new McSweeney's cookbook imprint. Today comes word that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    McSweeney's to Publish Mission Street Food Cookbook

    Warning: This is not the offical cover.​An article today in Publishers Weekly revealed that San Francisco-based published McSweeney's is launching a cookbook imprint. The first release will be a quarterly publication from Momofuku's David Chang, to appear as a 12-page print periodical and an iPad ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2009

    On a Mission

    Inexpensive street food as reimagined by guest chefs draws crowds and donations.

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