For more than a year now, we've been confused about quinoa. The crop came onto the public's radar only six years ago, blasting quickly from anonymity into a ubiquitous grocery staple, hailed by health fiends as the "Andean superfood." The hype is deserved when we look at quinoa's benefits -- includi ... More >>
Few spirits that have the potential to incite the kind of heated debate that pisco, the South American unaged grape based brandy, is capable of. Should you ever have the misfortune of asking a Chilean and a Peruvian about the origins of pisco, you would quickly find yourself with no answer and in th ... More >>
Since 1994, French DJ, producer, and vocalist Miss Kittin has been one of the more dynamic figures in dance music, producing hit albums with long-time musical partner The Hacker and various collaborations with Felix Da Housecat, like electroclash anthem "Silver Screen (Shower Scene)." This coming s ... More >>
Where: Bar Adagio, 550 Geary (at Taylor), 775-5000 When: Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost: Free! but you must RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org The rundown: Bar Adagio's Cocktail College, the popular series held on the second Thursday of each month, happens tonight spotlighting loca ... More >>
Daniel Patterson.Daniel Patterson, chef-owner of Coi, is freshly back from last week's MAD Foodcamp in Copenhagen, at which he presented a history of beets. The two-day symposium was organized by René Redzepi, chef of Noma, which has been celebrated for its intricate experimentation of nati ... More >>
Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music. In ju ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanSanguchon's pan con chicharron, $8. Though SFoodie learned of the existence of Sanguchon, a Peruvian sandwich truck, in January, it took a few months for chef Carlos Altamirano (Mochica, Piqueo's, La Costanera) to get the truck up and running. But last night, Altamirano and his c ... More >>
Sarah KermenskyGallic charmer from CleanFish.At the end of Bike to Work Day yesterday, SFoodie donned our best biking formalwear and pedaled to Aquarium of the Bay for the Bubbly and Bivalves charity event. A diverse crowd (translation: well-off people of many ages and hairstyles) streamed th ... More >>
Melissa Lee works the camerasCongress failed again last month to corral the needed votes to put the DREAM Act back on the table -- and the fallout looks something like this: Eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Lee was on a successful trajectory; she had graduated from Lowell High School - the city's mos ... More >>
Eric Wolfinger/Open Kitchen blogChilean longaniza ― touched by the hand of Eric Wolfinger.Us, we pitch in at dinner parties if the host asks, slicing bread, tossing a salad, even fixing a sauce when it curdles. Eric Wolfinger? He spent six years cooking with strangers in their homes around ... More >>
A San Francisco doctor who catered to Spanish-speaking patients has been sentenced to almost 11 years in prison for sexually assaulting women in his care with unnecessary "pelvic examinations."Jose Rosas, a general practitioner from Peru, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years and eight months in ... More >>
www.animalliberationfront.comChrissie Hynde ain't pretendinForeign trade deals don't need China and Japan in order to be successful, merely relevant. And they certainly don't need to be globe-busting in order to draw demonstrators: several events are planned today as the Trans-Pacific Partnership ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanThe Alembic's pork belly with quince paste.We grew up in a family where meat in some form was the biggest slab of whatever appeared on the nightly dinner plate. Pork chops breaded and fried to a challenging state of stiffness, Swiss steak, sauerbraten in a sauce all grainy-sw ... More >>
T. PalmerCongee goes with doughnuts like white on rice.As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.
Cara Cameron modeling at a photoshootA recent San Francisco State graduate and part-time model, 24-year-old Cara Cameron, alleges that she was raped while traveling in Peru earlier this month. She has now returned to the Bay Area while her case weaves its way through the Peruvian courts.Cameron h ... More >>
We'll admit there's more than a little schadenfreude going on in this list of the best onstage gaffes of 2009. But why else would Al Gore have invented YouTube if not to feed our obsessive need to see celebrities get taken down a peg? Here with, our favorite of the year's music-related missteps, cau ... More >>
That's not Mayella Ewell, Your Honor. If asked to choose a picture of actress Collin Wilcox-Paxton out of a lineup, most of you could not. But you wouldn't mistake her for Gregory Peck. Or would you? The actress, best known for her role as Mayella Ewell, the horrid, white trash fabulist whose bog ... More >>
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