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French Roots–an introduction to the cookbook by Jean-Pierre Moulle and Denise Lurton Moulle

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Food, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

“Alors, we are having our picnic now,” announced Denise. She unfurled a table cloth over some wet logs in the middle of a meadow in the foothills of the French Pyrenees.  Jean-Pierre pulled bread, charcuterie, cheese and fruit from a wicker basket.  The Americans, kids and adults in sweat shirts and jackets, actually thought it [...]

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The Lunch Box–a film

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

In the opening minute of The Lunch Box, we see a Bombay housewife hurriedly send her young daughter off to school in a tuk tuk, then rush to the stove where she pulls off the regulator of a pressure cooker, twists off the top, dabs her palm with the creamy orange curry inside, and licks.  [...]

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Kin Khao

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Restaurants, Uncategorized  /  3 Comments

A remarkable new Thai restaurant, Kin Khao, has opened in a hotel on the border of Union Square and the Tenderloin.  Yes, readers, once again, I’m in love. Of course we fall the hardest when we don’t expect it to happen, and I had my doubts about Kin Khao’s much-heralded opening.  First of all, Kin [...]

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Great China

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Restaurants, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The Peking duck pilgrimage to Berkeley begins again with the re-opening of Great China, the beloved, 28-year-old northern Chinese restaurant that closed after a fire in 2012. Finally the restaurant has started serving again in new quarters, a sleek, architect-designed space on the corner of Bancroft and Oxford, a block from the old place. Everything [...]

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What I’m Eating Now

By   /  September 11, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Warm Crumb Doughnut from Bob’s On a whim, I popped into Bob’s Donuts at the absurdly early hour of 7 p.m., on the off chance of finding some freshly made, warm doughnuts. I was in luck. The cake doughnuts had just come out of the fryer and were cooling–plain, maple, cinnamon- sugar and crumb. But [...]

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Food and Farm Film Fest

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Food, Justice & Art: Shorts Program Saturday, March 30, 4 p.m. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco For someone who thinks she’s seen it all, especially when it comes to food, this program of ten short documentaries opened my eyes.  The film makers took me to places I’ve never been:  a cooperative farm in [...]

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Market & Rye

By   /  September 4, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

The sandwich explosion rumbles on in San Francisco. Naked Lunch,  Deli Board, Salumeria, Wise Sons and now Market & Rye, Ryan Scott’s mini-chain of two. In once sense, today’s sandwiches are a throwback to the overstuffed Italian deli sandwich made with layers of meats and cheese dressed with oil and vinegar. The current versions are [...]

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