Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. Wok WizShirley Fong-Torres.Goodbye, Shirley. I flipped open my computer this morning to learn some sad news: Shirley Fong-Torres, author of The Woman Who Ate Chinatown and owner o ... More >>
Is this extortion? Last summer, Andrew Zimmern checked into town to tape an episode of Bizarre Foods. In June, SFoodie's Tamara Palmer reported on speculation that producers for the shiny-domed Travel Channel host had reached out to forageSF's Iso Rabins to find gross stuff. Did Shirley Fong-Tor ... More >>
Scott L. EhrismanAndrew Zimmern is shooting an episode of his eat-anything Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods in San Francisco, according to a blog post from forageSF's Iso Rabins, who's been asked to participate. A commenter to Rabins' blog stated that Shirley Fong-Torres of Wok Wiz tours h ... More >>
SARS has barely touched S.F. Yet tourists and others are staying away from Chinatown in droves.