Marion Cunningham

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Food World 30 Years Ago, Old Apples, and New Cheese

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.​1. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Toasting Marion at Foreign Cinema

    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 Cost: TBD The rundown: Foreign Cinema's annual birthday tribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Shopping the Cookbook Aisles of the Big Book Sale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Spoon Fed Author Kim Severson Reads at Omnivore

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Interview with Spoon Fed Author Kim Severson

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    What's Your Most Unforgettable Meal?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Gayle Pirie: Foreign Cinema a Birthday Traditon for Marion Cunningham

    Marion Cunningham​Foreign 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Save the Date: Foreign Cinema's Feb. 11 Birthday Tribute to Marion Cunningham

    Marion Cunningham​Marion 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 >>

  • Dining

    July 7, 2004

    Fishing Again

    Charmed by a thoughtful neighborhood restaurant celebrating seafood and spirits

  • Dining

    November 19, 2003

    Piece 'a Pizza

    The crunchy crust at the venerable Tommaso's still delights us

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