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Ephron Eaten for Breakfast

Users of eGullet had a snarky field day with Nora Ephron’s kvetchy New York Times op-ed that ran a few weeks ago, ruthlessly mocking her call for salt on the table, free tap water, and dessert spoons. READ MORE

Sounds Like Rachael Ray

Coming soon to a boom box or cell phone near you, RACHAEL RAY! READ MORE

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