M.F.K. Fisher

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    April 13, 2012

    Why You Should Go See Tamar Adler Read at Omnivore

    It's rare for a cookbook to be devoted to making and using leftovers, and eating meals as simple as a bowl of chicken broth or a plate of cold roasted vegetables. But Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace is not quite a cookbook -- it's a story about how to shop and eat s ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Shark's Fin Ban Makes It Through Assembly, Women Who Changed The Way We Cook

    ​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 >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Ten Worst Celebrity Cookbooks

    The must-have celebrity accessories change as frequently as the daily fro-yo flavors. Move over small dogs, adopted children, and Birkin bags, this is the age of celebrity cookbooks. Eva Longoria, G Pal, Sheryl Crow (author of If It Makes You Healthy), and of course Bon Appetit coverwoman Gwyneth, a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Food Writers Gone Wild! Or Purple, Pustulant Prose

    The literary food writer, circa 1973.​Yesterday, I came across two essays about the self-indulgent language that I and my species ― I'm talking food writers here ― are as drawn to as we are to lardo and feculent-smelling French cheese. Overwriting is hardly a new flaw among our kind. Have you ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    The Gastronomical Her

    M.F.K. Fisher.​An Extravagant Hunger Where: San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A and B, 100 Larkin (at Hyde), 557-4400 When: Tonight, Mar. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Because her food writing interweaves so seamlessly with her inner thoughts and anecdotes ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011
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    August 16, 2010

    Readers Cafe: Another Reason to Visit Fort Mason's Book Bay

    Friends of the SF Public Library​Do 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 >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Omnivore's Edible Art Contest a Tribute to Brillat-Savarin

    alphaprepMake your fave food book lickable.​Inspired by the birthday of famous French epicure and barrister Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, on Thursday night, Omnivore Books is hosting an edible art contest featuring dishes referencing works of art or literature. With designs on the prize (half ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010
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    August 5, 2009
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    July 6, 2009

    Summer Reading That Won't Make You Stupid: Sonoma Farm Diary That Thinks Globally

    In Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking in California (UC Press, $24.95), Sonoma State professor Jonah Raskin writes about more than just day-to-day operations at family-run, organic Oak Hill Farm alongside Mexican immigrants, an Irish mechanic, and a French beekeeper. Raskin also des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    James Beard Foundation Media Awards 2009: Media Feasts while Media Burns

    Ruth ReichlIt had to happen.Just as a couple of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners had already been laid off from their paper four months before they won their award, the winner of the James Beard Foundation's 2009 award for Newspaper Feature Writing with Recipes, Rebekah Denn, wrote her piece, "Hig ... More >>

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    September 3, 2008
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    June 6, 2007

    Burnt Chefs

    Former admissions representatives at CCA say they preyed on students’ dreams of becoming celebrity chefs and glossed over the painful economic realities of the industry

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    May 31, 2006

    One-Man Band

    Dining at Canteen is like having your own private chef

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    December 7, 2005

    Soothe Sayer

    Comforting ourselves with dishes sweet and savory at Chenery Park

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    June 1, 2005

    Feckless Eating

    After a week of feral grazing, thoughtful food that you can eat out or take home

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    January 26, 2005

    Meat and Potatoes

    Straightforward but satisfying meat and sides in the Marina

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    November 3, 2004

    Reconsider the Oyster

    Bathing in bivalves by the bucket at three brilliant oyster bars

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    July 28, 2004

    Deco Dreams

    An art show's lingering effects take us on a tour of deco restaurants

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    June 23, 2004

    Falling in Love, Slowly

    It took a number of visits over many months before our critic tumbled for Quince

  • Culture

    April 28, 2004

    A Meal Observed

    This author's not really in love with grub

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    March 31, 2004

    The Way We Eat Now

    From tapas to takeout: an odyssey through the new grazing

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    September 17, 2003

    Best Mexican

    Oakland's divine Doña Tomás opens a nifty taqueria in Berkeley

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    July 23, 2003

    Take Me to the Casbah

    Dreamily enveloped in a fragrant cloud of cumin and orange-flower water at Baraka

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    May 14, 2003

    Entrez au Jardin

    A brief encounter with the author of Cooking for Mr. Latte at Jardinière

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    April 9, 2003

    Eating With Lisa

    Our out-of-town visitor will eat anywhere, as long as it's really good

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    May 23, 2001
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