A Sardine Skeptic Gets His Comeuppance
In the current issue of Edible San Francisco, writer Molly Watson waxes poetic about sardines (“Our Little Local Fish”). While I read the article with interest, I was skeptical about how rhapsodic she and editor Bruce Cole were in their enthusiasm. No more. Turns out that sardines are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, readily available and sustainably fished. (They’re also a...
I pretty much gave up bananas more than a year ago, after reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, in which she describes her family’s year-long experiment of eating food they raised themselves or was raised locally to their Virginia home. One thing they gave up, naturally, was bananas, which grow nowhere near their home — or mine. I decided to do the same after...
Small batches (of pickles!)
When I think of canning or pickling, I usually think of the hours-long sessions putting up 40 jars of Kick-Ass Carrots (they’re a little spicy), pickled cauliflower or dilly beans. But I realized today that making three quarts of dill pickles is just as satisfying. It started with my usual trip to the Alemany Farmers Market in San Francisco, where I discovered stalls and stalls of pickling...
San Francisco's Hottest Eateries Now On Wheels ... →
A street food scene is burgeoning in San Francisco. Find curry, cupcakes, adobo, soup and pizza at a floating Friday night market by following the cart vendors on Twitter.
If you dislike the food, ignore the custom, fear the religion and avoid the...– James Michener
Toilet tales | AFAR Blog →
World travel means getting used to toilets and toilet ettiquette. AFAR, a new travel magazine published in San Francisco for those looking for authentic experiences, asks, “What’s your best travel toilet story?”