Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Fat Chef, a one-hour show about steamed vegetables, Thursdays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. In another effort to put even more distance between itself and food preparation so skilled it demands to be pu ... More >>
Michael Moore pictured with President Obama, who, incidentally also likes meat Contrary to what Supervisor Eric Mar might tell you, fast food needn't be awful for you. Bay Area man Michael Moore swears by his Carl's Jr.-only diet, which he says is largely responsible for helping him to shed almos ... More >>
As a child of the 1980s and '90s, I routinely saw a handful of plus-sized bodies on my MTV interspersed between taut video vixens and studs. The Fat Boys. Heavy D (rest in peace). Missy Elliott. Biggie Smalls, Fat Joe, and Big Pun. Since then, MTV has ceased playing videos and has corn ... More >>
Could this be you if you watch The Biggest Loser?For all the studies showing that watching reality television -- OK, all television -- makes us fatter, a new research study whose findings were just reported on Salt, NPR's new food blog, suggests that one kind of reality TV could help you lose wei ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Why I'm never becoming a restaurant critic in Taiwan. The Taipei Times reports that a local food blogger was just sentenced to 30 days in jail and almost $7,000 in fines for writ ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanOctoberFeast's old-style rye. A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Old-Style Rye Source: OctoberFeast Bakery, 1954 University (at Milvia), Berkeley Toast-appropriateness: 1/10
Maddy Hunt and Jackie Law of Camp Out have done a lot in the seven months since they started playing music together. The duo, who met as students at Berkeley, recorded an album, organized a DIY record label, and are planning a small tour. What really sets these women apart, though, is their ... More >>
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