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Seeing Red

San Francisco gets its own Michelin restaurant guide, and just about everyone’s got an opinion about who’s in and who’s out. READ MORE

Let Them Drink Shiraz

This month’s Food & Wine has a fascinating fly-on-the-wall story about a Shanghai dinner party, called “The Toast of China,” that makes a couple of pungent points about wine, wealth, and Westernization. READ MORE

Not Just for Taco Seasoning Anymore

Cumin gets white tablecloth treatment. READ MORE

The Weight of Water

We have oenophiles, tea experts, and coffee aficionados, so it was just a matter of time before someone started sniffing drinking fountains. READ MORE

Is It Wrong to Play with Your Food?

It's a matter of respect, for your food and your company. READ MORE

Eating, Bitching

Two exchanges between food purveyors and critical eaters prove a point: The pen is mightier than the fork. READ MORE

Iron Chef: Battle Offal?

It’s Italy versus innards as San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino—an aficionado of “whole beast” cuisine—gets ready to do battle against Mario Batali on the Food Network’s Iron Chef. READ MORE

Soul Food

Two Northern California field-to-table programs get fresh produce and nutrition information where it’s needed most. READ MORE

Sunday Morning at the Panaderia

On Sunday morning, La Victoria Mexican Bakery is a great place to be, says Dave MP. The pastries are tasty, especially with the good coffee, and the sweet tamales are delicious. All the tamales, including the sweet ones and also chicken and pork, are fr READ MORE

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi, the signature dish at Da Flora, is simply amazing, says fnut. Seven of them are served in sage, pancetta, and cream sauce. echo theorizes that the prime number is on purpose–it’s impossible to divide evenly, and they’re so good READ MORE