Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
rivalhedgehogs.com1. A little history for you. Yesterday, I was looking up Jack Shelton, the "famous restaurant critic" listed on the Bill's Place burger menu, to find out more a ... More >>
beardfoundation/FlickrMarion Cunningham and James Beard, sharing a moment with a couple of pheasants.Birthday Tribute Dinner to Marion Cunningham
Where: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission (at 21st St.), 648-7600
When: Thu., Feb. 10
The rundown: Foreign Cinema's annual birthday tribu ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanThe cookbook table at the Big Book Sale today at noon.As Joe Eskenazi mentioned yesterday on the Snitch, SFoodie's sister blog, today is the first official day of the Friends of the Public Library's annual Big Book Sale at Fort Mason. This year brings more books and more days: It ... More >>
Kim Severson, a former San Francisco Chronicle reporter who now covers national food stories for the New York Times, is coming to Omnivore Books next Monday to read from her new book, Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. (SFoodie interviewed the author earlier in the week.)
Severson starts t ... More >>
Kim Severson's byline is well known in the San Francisco food world. Before moving on to the New York Times, where she covers national food stories, she was at the San Francisco Chronicle, her reportage graduating from the food section to the front page. This April, Severson published Spoon Fed: ... More >>
asterisktom/FlickrA plate of chicken with rice and beans in Dangriga, Belize.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Indelible chicken: At Between Meals, Michael Bauer digs way down in the memory bag to pull out a trio of indelible meals: two at Fredy Girardet in Switzerland, one at the French L ... More >>
Marion CunninghamForeign Cinema's Gayle Pirie gave us details about the restaurant's Feb. 11 tribute to Marion Cunningham on the occasion of the author's 88th birthday (the original press release erroneously had it , as previously announced). Cunningham is in frail health (it's been rumored s ... More >>
Marion CunninghamMarion Cunningham is a local culinary powerhouse, a close friend of James Beard's who wrote the 1994 edition of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and 2003's Lost Recipes. On Feb. 11, Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission at 21st St.) will pay tribute to Cunningham, who's turning 87. No doubt ... More >>