For a gouda time, The Cheese School of San Francisco is hosting its annual Meet-the-Cheesemaker event next Thursday. Proceeds of the event will go to the California Artisan Cheese Guild, an organization dedicated to artisanal, specialty and farmstead cheeses made in the state.
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What: Meet the Cheesemaker, a California Artisan Cheese Guild Fundraiser Where:The Cheese School of San Francisco When: Fri., November 11, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $35 The rundown: Every year, the Cheese School in North Beach hosts a bunch of California's cheesemakers to raise funds for the Califor ... More >>
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Yesterday, the New York Times published a feature on affinage, the practice of properly aging cheeses until they hit that perfect moment for eating. The article profiled several East Coast cheesemongers who practice affinage, most notably Murray's Cheese Shop in Manhattan, which has a master ... More >>
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Jonathan KauffmanValley Ford's Estero Gold. This week, as I was tasting local cheeses for today's SFoodie's 92 segment, I called a number of pros to ask them about cheeses they thought I should know about. Three ― Jens at Say Cheese, Ellen at 24th Street Cheese Company, and the amazing Laura We ... More >>
Madame Fromage/FlickrSally Jackson's amazing cheese, now lost to the world after an FDA crackdown.A new daily column: Notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other miscellanea dredged up from the food media.1. Cheese makers under attack? San Francisco diners haven't felt the i ... More >>
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The tracks on this site made me laugh until the tears came. Prank calling is a joke older than having a landline, but fucking with the telemarketers who call you, well, there's plenty of humor still in that one. Anthony of Ezee Tiger has a new Stereoabuse blog, and right now it's chock full of track ... More >>
G.B. TrudeauDislike tobacco industry shills? That's a good sign for your lungs.A U.C. San Francisco study has revealed that young adults who deeply believe that the tobacco industry is composed of low-down, degenerate, gutless, slimy, watermelon-fucking sons of bitches are far less likely to smoke t ... More >>
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Now that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced he'll take an illness-related leave of absence, the global faithful are asking themselves: Wait a minute; which is it? Is he the all-knowing, all-being master of lightness and dark, as we've been led to believe? Or is he a mere flesh-and-blood mortal? As i ... More >>
By Meredith Brody On first reading, this bright idea seems heaven-sent for combining two New Year's resolutions: contributing to a greener planet by using less gasoline, and, hey, dropping a few pounds while you're at it. Alas, this Beverly Hills (where else?) liposuction doctor's simple plan - ... More >>
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