San Francisco confectioner Kika's Treats take a nostalgic American fondness for the chocolate, caramel, and puffed rice combo in Nestlé 100 Grand candy bars (which were always the most coveted in the Halloween bag) and elevates the idea with Brazilian-inspired ingenuity. Small (too small, in our gr ... More >>
The Fresh & Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dominant Legs, La Sera, Sea of Bees, Mwahaha Phono Del Sol Festival July 21, 2012 Potrero Del Sol Park Better than: Your average crowded, overpriced outdoor festival. Phono Del Sol Festival is such an eminently charming summer event, it's both a mandate ... More >>
The Washington Post ran a blistering article yesterday comparing what the USDA wants Americans put on their plates and what foods are on the agency's plate in terms of crop subsidies and price guarantees. Of the roughly $200 billion spent to subsidize U.S. commodity crops from 1995 to 2010 (co ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Bad chocolate. The CNN Freedom Project, a year-long initiative looking into slavery and human trafficking around the world, recently interviewed U. Roberto Romano, one of the ... More >>
Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her lifes work.
Joe EskenaziThe corpse flower actually emits some of the compounds secreted by decaying flesh -- as San Franciscan Dana Davis could assure youClick here for a full slideshow of Corpse Flower nastiness goodness. After throwing off local experts by holding off with the goods for a full week, San Franc ... More >>
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
Snappy one-liners can't rescue the Mime Troupe's too-obvious political message
The politics of Thirst at the Roxie
For 10 years, Lewis Peter Morgan impersonated Randy Meisner, an obscure former bass guitar player for the Eagles rock group. Morgan smooth-talked his way into a borrowed lifestyle of guitars, girls, and casinos. He could have checked out of the deception