Wylie Dufresne

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Go Back to School With Edible Schoolyard

    Edible Schoolyard has teamed up with UC Berkeley to bring us the second year of Edible Education 103, a series of Tuesday night lectures about food and agriculture with a different guest lecturer each week. The lectures are moderated by Knight Professor of Journalism and general god-among-foodies, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Peepsmania, Aging Actresses, and the Horror of Flax Seeds

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The Return of Peepsmania. Dyed Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, sweetened egg breads -- they've all been eclipsed by America's ultimate holiday food, the Peep. The Washington Post ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain's Coming to Ferry Plaza Tomorrow. Leave Your Drugs at Home

    poopscape/FlickrBring your slavish adoration.​Anthony Bourdain will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for one day only ― tomorrow. Leave your bags of weed and coke at home, please. The best way to catch sight of him? In the morning, at Book Passage in the Ferry Building. The event starts at 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    If You're Getting Worked Up Over the Atlantic Story About Cooking School...

    Paolo Vescia​Say you're reading Paul Wachter's latest Atlantic Food post advocating that aspiring Mario Batalis skip cooking school in favor of starting at the bottom in a good kitchen. Say you're feeling deep sympathy for those paupered young cooks who just want to make it on to Top Chef some day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    S.F. Chef Falkner Takes on 'Top Chef Masters' with Boar, Beef Jerky, and Extra-Credit Cookies

    S.F.'s own Elizabeth Falkner (pictured, second from left, with Wylie Dufresne, Graham Elliot Bowles, and Suzanne Tracht) competed in last night's episode of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. And while she didn't win (that honor went to Tracht), the Orson/Citizen Cake maven's dishes were certainly memora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Vittles du Video

    Throughout my television-viewing life there have been certain programs that I've obsessed over, planned my schedule around, discussed with my fellow zealots over water cooler and barstool and, in short, made a point to watch without fail, but nowadays there's only one show I can't live without, Top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008
  • Dining

    July 23, 2008

    Orson Not Well

    Ambitious, edgy California cuisine flirts with the future in uneven fashion.

  • Dining

    August 23, 2006

    Seconds, Please!

    Small plates of complex ambition at a new restaurant and bar in the Tenderloin

  • Dining

    July 26, 2006

    Sine Coi Non

    The gifted Daniel Patterson opens a dazzling show on Broadway

  • Dining

    August 17, 2005

    Rockin' Flavors

    Vernon Morales' new spot at a former concert venue brings out the best in its ingredients

  • Dining

    June 23, 2004

    Falling in Love, Slowly

    It took a number of visits over many months before our critic tumbled for Quince

  • Dining

    February 18, 2004

    Pig Heaven

    Some costly meals during an East Coast trip remind us that good things often come in inexpensive packages

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