Monthly Archives: August 2010

OysterFest 2010 at Waterbar in San Francisco

My friend, GraceAnn Walden, asked if I wanted to join her at OysterFest 2010 this past weekend, an annual event held at Waterbar in San Francisco.  She was to serve as a celebrity judge for various competitions at this “celebration … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches Rock

I wait all year for that brief, shining portion of late summer that brings me luscious, flavorful heirloom tomatoes for about $2 a pound.  Big, red, Beefsteak types, like the Beefmaster you see in the photo, which weighed in at … Continue reading

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Brown Rice in Indonesian Yellow Rice Style

Nasi kuning is an Indonesian yellow rice dish often served at parties or special occasions.  The yellow color, from turmeric, symbolizes gold, and the dish is meant to bring good things.  You know, prosperity, health – like that. I’ve always loved flavored rice, … Continue reading

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Chicken Primitivo

Here’s a really easy braise to toss together for a group – or for two meals for a family of 4 or 5.  Although it works well with pasta, I often serve it with crusty Italian bread, which you can dip … Continue reading

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Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco

Wayfare Tavern 558 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA (415) 772-9060 Click on link above for current hours SF Bay Area food writer and personality (to say the least), GraceAnn Walden, asked me to dine with her at Tyler Florence’s new … Continue reading

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