Mary Sue Milliken

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

    Joyce Goldstein and her new book Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (University of California Press) was toasted at a chef-tastic event at Perbacco restaurant this week. The California food revolution has been not-so-quietly changing the way w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 3

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 3 is called "What Would Brian Boitano Eat," a play on the Olympic figure skating champ's Food Network series, What Would Brian Boitano Make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Top Chef Masters: Nostalgic Finale Edition

    Bravo TVHost Curtis Stone checks in with San Francisco finalist Traci Des Jardins.​Last night brought the finale of Bravo's Top Chef Masters and our SF-based Traci Des Jardins was in it to win it. On the line was $100,000 for the cheftestants' charity of choice. For those of us rooting for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Top Chef Masters, Week 1: Traci Snarls, La Cocina Wins!

    SF CHEFS/FlickrDo not fuck with Des Jardins.​We are still suffering from a bit of Top Chef overload, but the new season of Top Chef Masters with new host, format, and judges brought us right back into the world of cheftestants, Quickfires, and knife packings. We tuned in last night for the Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Coffee Table Book We Crave: Lady Chefs Who Hunt

    JardiniereTraci des Jardins - chef/co-owner of JardiniereThis is so hot (unless you are a member of PETA)! If the chef-ladies-who-hunt decide to make a coffee table book about their current hunting adventure in outer Mongolia, SFoodie is all over it. In late June, I got wind of a camping-slash-hunti ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 17, 2003

    Best Mexican

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

  • Dining

    August 22, 2001


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