Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, 3 Days to Open, a one-hour show about empires crumbling to dust, Fridays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network.
In the past few years the Food Network's programming moved from the time-honored strategy of having people c ... More >>
It is beyond debate that Rocco DiSpirito has sold out, but what about Mario Batali? Thomas Keller? Chris Cosentino? When you get some TV time or film an American Express ad, are you destroying your credibility -- and with whom?
Yesterday, on Chow.com, Hapa Ramen's Richie Nakano wrote about growi ... More >>
Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Fat Chef, a one-hour show about steamed vegetables, Thursdays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network.
In another effort to put even more distance between itself and food preparation so skilled it demands to be pu ... More >>
Mary Risley moved to San Francisco with the hippies, and founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1979, still educating amateurs and soon-to-be professionals, and still located in the same space she's been renting for 32 years. These days, Risley might be better known these days as the loveably affab ... More >>
Bay Area-based food writer Carol Field spent two years in Italy, learning classic Italian breads and pastries for The Italian Baker. This award-winning book, first published in 1985, has been praised by everyone from Alice Waters to Mario Batali.
Bread is such an integral part of the Italia ... More >>
Nancy Silverton's Los Angeles Italian restaurants -- Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich -- have earned a cult-like following, which might inspire Silverton to stay guarded about their food's secrets. But instead, she's opening the restaurant's recipe ... More >>
The Chew Crew: Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall (l-r)Only a few hours after the ladies of The View gabbed around the table, ABC debuted The Chew. The name rhymes and the concept is similar, although food-centric: everyone brings something different to the t ... More >>
Most startups have an "elevator pitch," a short one-liner or phrase that explains what they do. I can think of several for Foodspotting: Yelp 2.0, Instagram for meals, FourSquare for food, or a foodie social network.
Foodspotting is a free smartphone app that lets you take a picture of your ... More >>
Cássio Abreu/WikimediaLegendary audio engineer (don't call him a producer) and Shellac frontman Steve Albini eschews name brand technology in the studio, despises digital. He's analog; this is common knowledge, championing the visceral over the virtual. As a stalwart traditionalist, he's as ... More >>
Mary LaddGiant dancing Jelly Belly? Why, it must be the annual NASFT Fancy Food Show at Moscone.Indulgence came in the form of cheese, oils (including a new cooking oil made from tea), cured meat, candy, chocolate, and toffee yesterday at Moscone Center, part of the annual NASFT Fancy Food Sh ... 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 >>
JuliesRawAmbition/FlickrEric Ripert (left) and Anthony Bourdain: Their "Turn and Burn" show drops Thursday.Anthony Bourdain has authored best-selling books, and has the enviable job of slurping his way across the planet for his No Reservations TV show. (SFoodie readers will no doubt remember ... More >>
Hope the props department gives him classier Crocs.Mario Batali fans may be intrigued to know that their favorite Molto chef will play a restaurant owner in a soon to be released horror film called Bitter Feast. The low budge film is about the kidnapping of what the trailer blurb describes a ... More >>
Giulia Melucci's I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (Grand Central Publishing, $23.99) is a real beach read, the foodie equivalent of chick lit. The author exhaustively details various affairs with men who are -- all together now! -- afraid of commitment, down to the last post-coital bowls of spaghet ... More >>
Our first reaction when we saw that Alan Richman anointed three local restaurants as serving one of America's 25 best pizzas in GQ -- Pizzeria Delfina, Gialina Pizzeria, and A16 -- was pride in our hometown: Cool! That's 12 percent of the best pies around!
Richman boasts of visiting 10 dif ... More >>