Blair Warsham, a white boy originally from Atlanta who has French training and been cooking underground in San Francisco via his "guerilla dining" company graffEats, channels his passion for Asian cooking with American Bao Bar. He began the pilot series of this new project, which has aspirations to ... More >>
Chef Charles Phan had one word when Randall Kline, the founder of SF JAZZ asked the Slanted Door chef to take over the café South at SF JAZZ's new permanent space on Franklin and Fell.
"I said, 'No,'" Phan said. "A lot of people ask me to do a lot of things, and the first thing I say is, 'No.'"
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Alanna HaleChucky Dugo, Slanted Door's head pastry chef, clearly receiving inspiration from the heavens.Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for Charles Phan's restaurants -- including Slanted Door, Out the Door, and Wo Hing General Store -- started his career in San Francisco, but talked his way into ru ... More >>
Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for Charles Phan's restaurants -- including Slanted Door, Out the Door, and the Moss Room -- grew up in a small town in the Central Valley with a big Italian family. Meals, especially at holidays, were a multi-dozen-person affair, with grandmothers bearing homemade breads an ... More >>
State Sen. Leland Yee, the enigmatic San Francisco politician known for his past brushes with the law and diverse array of stances on major policy issues, positioned himself last year as an opponent of a ban on shark fin soup, the Asian delicacy that depends on grisly fishing methods. That turned ... More >>
Leland Yee likes all types of soupState Sen. Leland Yee, the enigmatic San Francisco politician known for his past brushes with the law and diverse array of stances on major policy issues, positioned himself last year as an opponent of a ban on shark fin soup, the Asian delicacy that depends on ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanDumpling Kitchen's xiaolongbao (10 for $6).You might think the contest the title of this post refers to is about the quality of the xiaolongbao, or Shanghai-style soup dumpling, but the contest is really which foodista can convince rivals that he or she has eaten the best XLB. No ... More >>
SF Asian Chefs AssociationTeam USA (in red) reacts to winning Silver.In its third appearance at the Taipei World Culinary Contest, Team USA brought home Silver. The squad was composed of five chefs from S.F., all members of the San Francisco Asian Chefs Association: Philippe Striffeler of Hot ... More >>
Asian Chefs AssociationThe bronze-winning 2007 San Francisco team in Taipei.The Taipei World Culinary Contest has again asked the San Francisco Asian Chefs Association to represent the U.S.A. in a grueling three-day culinary competition. From August 20 to August 23, the home team will go up a ... More >>