Everyone is talking about Lance Armstrong. "Will Armstrong go to prison?" ponders the Guardian [http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/01/16/lance-armstrong-and-sf-financier]. "What's the Oprah angle?" bids the New York Times. "Should we forgive Lance Armstrong?" the Chronicle asks of its readers (spoile ... More >>
We take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Time Machine Chefs, a one-hour pilot on the black death in medieval Europe, on ABC.
Time Machine Chefs went to a lot of trouble to do one thing very well: show three chefs in a room in Tudor England with nothing but fire an ... More >>
Google Ashley WyrickBehold the power of the first name. Oprah, Ellen, make room for Anderson.
Anderson Cooper, host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, kicked off his daytime talk show career this week. His clout landed him a high-profile, full-hour interview on Monday on his New York set with Amy Wi ... More >>
UbuntuJames Beard Rising Star Chef finalist Aaron London.When Ubuntu opened in 2007, there was great fanfare across the land. Jeremy Fox was the undisputed king of vegetables, and the restaurant topped pretty much every Best Of list. Critics (literally?) crapped their pants over its amazingne ... More >>
Jamesbeard.orgDominique Crenn.1. The myth of the humble lady chef. The Toronto Globe & Mail has a feature today on a perennial question: Why aren't there more female chefs in high-end cuisine?
As the article points out, the question is even more puzzling now that
half of cooking-school stud ... More >>
If you actually got food, there was reason to celebrate.(View our full slideshow of the event)We won't sugarcoat it: Saturday's Great American Food and Music Fest was riddled with major problems, from the almost immediate failure of a cashless wristband debit system for purchase ... More >>
Guess who might get axed?After its grilled-chicken promo with Oprah got burned, KFC has decided to try out a new recipe: direct outreach to fans. In a campaign that launched yesterday, the fast-food chicken maker is searching for what it called the new face of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sorry, Colonel: ... More >>
Oh hell, free food is free food.
We're not big fans of the Colonel. In truth, neither was the Colonel, once his patented recipe and method were bastardized by the fast-food conglomerate that jettisoned his name in favor of initials. (If you want to taste what Original Recipe was like back ... More >>
When I attended my first estate sale two months ago, and the living room looked like this (see pic to the left), it confused me. Was it customary for the people holding estate sales to throw everything out in the open so buyers could see it all?
The answer was no. I ... More >>
Yep, San Francisco's very own comedian, writer, director, and frequent maker of race jokes, W. Kamau Bell. Or at least that's what researchers at Comedy Central concluded today after extensive archival probing.
The jab in question took place on Premium Blend in 2005, wh ... More >>
Five months ago, two black homicide detectives got fed up with the police department's inaction on black-on-black murders. Thus was born the Crime Response Unit To Stop Homicide (CRUSH): Six cops with the grit and guile to tackle the toughest cases in t