Food and Wine

Fla. Restaurant Sells $100 Hamburger Good job to the restaurant for generating buzz, but I really don't get these expensive burgers. I suppose it's because people don't really understand the various cuts of meat. One orders a filet mignon because it's tender and it has a mild taste (if you like that). Other cuts, like [...]

This places is incredibly popular so prepare for a long wait. Whenever I pass by this restaurant on Santana Row, it's always packed. Since hearing such positive words about the restaurant I finally decided to check it out myself this Sunday. I had the soup of the day which was a great cauliflower soup with [...]

A great friend and prior colleague decided to check this place out on the recommendation of Chef Ola Fendert from Restaurant Oola (http://www.oola-sf.com/). We were actually planning on dining at Oola but since our schedules necessitated an early dinner (and Oola doesn't start service until 6PM) we asked Chef for a recommendation. He pointed us [...]

BART RETROFIT THREATENS FERRY BUILDING'S MARKET / Operators fear that the lengthy construction project will crowd out regional farmers and the throngs who shop at the open-air stands From the SFgate.com article, "The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, which draws tens of thousands of people to the San Francisco waterfront each Saturday, will permanently leave its [...]

USATODAY.com - Wendy's will be 1st fast foodie with healthier oil Finally a fast food place is starting to reduce/eliminate trans fats! It looks like the change will happen in August for North America. According to the article, the first step is simply reduction as some of Wendy's suppliers will still have trans fat in [...]

On Saturday we went cherry picking with some friends. Many thanks to Ray for doing some great research to find out who had the best fruit. We ended up checking out two orchards in Brentwood, CA. The season's rains significantly impacted this years fruit yield but none the less, we were able to get about [...]

We decided to stay home and have a “civilized” dinner with good friends. Ray and Flo came over and I cooked 7 or 8 small courses. The night, like my food and the pictures, got more and more out of focus as we worked our way through 4 bottles of wine and 2 dessert wines. [...]

My best friend Yvan just got back from a business trip to Japan. He sent me some great photos of the meals he had there. The food looked really great but one had me laughing this morning. Latte art at an Italian place - done Japanese style: ...only in Japan.

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