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10/19/2011

In my family, we abide by two strict culinary rules: Never cut a bagel toward your face, and beware of menus that cross too many time zones. The... More»

1/24/2011

The waiter has just about had it. It’s his third time back to the table after being peppered with questions about the cod, crab cakes, and tuna. This... More»

10/22/2010

It’s 5:45 in the afternoon. As usual, the line is out the door at Tartine Bakery, a café in the heart of “the Gastro,” as the... More»

5/21/2010

Salt fish and ackee is Jamaica’s national dish: a hash of briny cod and bulbous ackee, the lychee’s Caribbean cousin, with a blast of weapons-... More»

3/22/2010

Look around: From take-out counters to high-end kitchens, sandwiches are hot, even the cold ones. I’ve spent months tracking the trend, traveling to... More»

11/19/2008

Charlie Ayers knows how to make an exit. When the Grateful Dead’s former private chef left Google in 2005, after six years as the company’s... More»

6/16/2008

Lob a perfect, farmers’ market–procured Elberta peach at any neighborhood restaurant in the Bay Area, and you’re bound to hit a roast-beet... More»

3/27/2008

Witness a scene being played out in restaurants all over San Francisco: A couple settles into their favorite table—the one with the comfortable... More»

2/4/2008

Culinary historians widely agree that the world's first restaurant opened in 1765. But they don't have a clue when the world's first takeout meal was served... More»

1/18/2008

1 Barbecued Ribs Everett and Jones There are some damn good ribs being served up at Berkeley's classic barbecue joint. The meat is... More»