Archive for the 'News' Category

Subway Full of Apples

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

I was offered today the excuse of being sick for my blogging hiatus, so I’ll take it. But the impetus for getting back to it right now is this amazing video. And evidently, it was all done in CGI, and that link is worth watching, too. (Via Serious Eats.) I went to a foraging dinner […]

More links about water and food

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Like a sickly Jane Austen heroine, I’ve been too delicate to do anything except read teh interwebs, but here are some things that are too good not to share. This time, I’ll put the food links before the water links. Via Serious Eats comes this fantastic, interactive, fold-out pig illustration. It’s part of a great […]

Scrapple Flame War

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I rise from my sick bed to give you a very funny blog post (that is, someone else’s very funny blog post) about food commentary circa 1872, in the form of letters to the NY Times about scrapple. Over the next two weeks, the Times published more than two dozen letters on the subject of […]

Cooking up at least a vort lobe

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

It will not be news to you if I say that I’ve been an unmotivated blogger, despite my oft-professed disdain for blogging about not blogging. But lots of blog-worthy things have occurred, so here’s a pre-Thanksgiving buffet of food and water excitement. First, in the news, we have the NY Times holding forth, quite rightly, […]

Off to see the seals

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Although it doesn’t use the tired cliche that butchers are now the rockstars of the food world, Alex Williams’ article in the NYT about the popularity of butchering classes does say that many of them “have achieved a kind of microfame,” which I think is closer to the truth. I certainly recognized Ryan Farr in […]

School lunch problems

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I forgot on Wednesday to link to this Chronicle article on how San Francisco’s school district had its payments suspended for not following the rules about how school lunches have to be run. It sounds pretty bad, when a state official says: “When we withhold funds, it’s because our findings are pretty egregious,” said Phyllis […]

Cross post

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I knit a hat for Mike to thank him for all that he did for our dinner. There are a couple of articles that caught my eye today. Eric Asimov, the NYT wine critic, asks the musical question why do so many locavorean Bay Area restaurants serve so little California wine? And this prompts The […]

Voy de compras

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I’m off to Pescadero today, to get dried beans at Phipp’s Country Store. I’m sure it will be a beautiful drive up the San Mateo County coast; the NY Times even has an article about it, although from the other direction. And the whole Sunday Magazine is about food again. Thanks to Rebecca Thistlethwaite who […]

On a clear day

Monday, October 5th, 2009

This morning brings two articles, one from the Merc, and one from the Chron, about a report (link goes to a 15 MB PDF) issued by the San Francisco Estuary Institute about the health of the bay. The coverage of these issues is as interesting to me as the issues themselves. The news is that […]

Oscar’s only ostrich

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Today I went to beautiful Mission San José, which is, inexplicably, in Fremont, for the Olive Festival. It was very cute, in a small town festival way. (And Fremont is not a small town.) There were cheesy jewelry booths and odd, animal-shaped purses, but what there really was, was olive oil. Lots and lots of […]

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