One of the big San Francisco food blog stories of this week was how Hutong restaurant is returning back to its previous identity of Betelnut after just about a month, right after a negative review from Michael Bauer dropped. Chef Alex Ong from the restaurant formerly known as Hutong and soon to be r ... More >>
Polenta: The Delicious Economy of The Italian Kitchen
Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (at Dolores), 241-9760
When: Jan. 6 at 4 p.m., Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 4 p.m.
Cost: $110 (purchase in advance via Brown Paper Tickets)
The rundown: This is a three-part, hands-on polenta primer taugh ... More >>
Mary Risley, proprietor of Tante Marie's Cooking School and creator of wonderfully profane cooking videos, is also the founder of the local non-profit organization
Food Runners, which helps to distribute unused food to other neighborhood organizations in need. Food Runners is experiencing a growth ... More >>
One might not expect to find pastries from a chef trained by a former White House toque in a City of Repose, but that's part of what makes the Bay Area food scene always surprising.
Nora's Patisserie (29 San Pedro Road), located on a non-descript stretch in Colma, is a hidden treasure for appreciat ... More >>
Part three of an interview with Mary Risley, owner of the 33-year-old Tante Marie's Cooking School. Read part one and part two.
When Mary Risley feels like she hasn't had enough protein lately, she turns to scrambled eggs as an easy fix. "I'm a very, very lazy home cook," she admits. "I have b ... More >>
Mary Risley moved to San Francisco with the hippies, and founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1979, still educating amateurs and soon-to-be professionals, and still located in the same space she's been renting for 32 years. These days, Risley might be better known these days as the loveably affab ... More >>
Mary Risley's resume is as impressive as it is long. She founded Tante Marie's Cooking School in 1979; started the nonprofit organization Food Runners in 1987; was named Bon Appetit's "cooking teacher of the year" in 1988; and authored a cookbook in 2003. However, Risley might be better known the ... More >>
"Young people listen to you if you say fuck!"
That's Mary Risley's assessment of the viral success of her Thanksgiving video after being recognized in public for her YouTube achievement. "Just Put the F*cking Turkey in the Oven" has garnered more than 120,000 views since November for the head of ... More >>
In a wonderful instructional that has garnered over 10,000 views in the past two days, San Francisco's Mary Risley cuts out all the crap you've ever heard about making turkey for Thanksgiving.
After decades of experience on the topic, the proprietor of Tante Marie's Cooking School and head of the n ... More >>