San Francisco Bay Area

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This Russian Honey Cake Is Layer Upon Layer of Pure Deliciousness

In honor of National Honey Bee Day on August 15, we've already taken a dive into the difference between regular, raw, and Manuka honey, and showcased some of the best honey recipes—but this Russian...

A conversation with food researcher Ariana Gunderson on recreating food in pandemic literature

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 hours ago

Another Decameron project with some observations on the use of comfort food in stressful times.

Turkey time

by idtoca 7 years ago

In the past, have used Empire, Mary's, Diestal, etc. Read up about Branigan's & others - worth the price? Organic worth the price? Also, anyone know where to get excellent homemade-like gravy ...

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Searching for: Ridgeback shrimp/spiny lobster

by turbox3 1 day ago

Has anyone seen these from a CSA or grocer? The season has started for both these products which typically are harvesting Monterey and south. Hoping that a vendor has brought these up to the San Fr...

Mondiale Wines close-out sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

My friend Ann Feely is shutting down her wine import business. Remaining inventory of wines (New Zealand imports) are now discounted by 50% and shipping is free for purchases of 12 or more bottles....

Bahn Mi Zon (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 years ago

Bahn Mi Zon until recently was food-truck-only, but they recently opened a shop in San Rafael near the Marin County Civic Center. I've been a few times and like their Banh Mi a lot. The baguettes h...


Origins of Beriani Dajaj & similar dishes (Dishdash Sunnyvale, CA)

by blu_in_green 6 days ago

On of my all time favourite dishes in the world is Beriani Dajaj from Dishdash restaurant in Sunnyvale, California. I used to visit regularly before COVID prevented my travel to the USA. Dreami...

Sonoma Eats

by Malcolm Ruthven 8 days ago

I was driving through Sonoma yesterday, headed north on Hwy 12, and saw the "Sonoma Eats" sign, "Latin Fusion" and "Oaxacan Cuisine", which intrigued me enough to stop, especially because I saw th...

Moon Cakes are here !

by gordon wing 7 years ago

they were putting up a big display of moon cakes at Ranch 99 the other day ......

Bay Area Few Indonesian Restaurants

by Mul 1 year ago

Bay Area only has a few Indonesian restaurants, and it'll come down to only one left very soon. Berkeley's Jayakarta restaurant is closing this weekend, citing high cost of operation. Borobudur i...

Killiney Kopitiam in Palo Alto

by Mul 9 days ago

Killiney Kopitiam is originally from Singapore, one of the famous Kopitiam. They recently open their first US branch in Palo Alto. I ordered their Kopi (black coffee with condensed milk). Very ...

Garlic by the pound in East Bay?

by trueblu 15 days ago

I'm looking to buy bulk garlic (around 10lbs). Most stores except wholefoods (!!!) only sell by the piece, much to my shock and dismay. Any inexpensive stores in East Bay that sell garlic by weig...

RIP Lulu Peyraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier has left this mortal coil. Rest in peace Lulu, 1917–2020, thank you for sharing your wonderful Provençal recipes and Bandol wines with the world. https://www.i...

FEASTIN meal and grocery delivery service?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

Has anyone tried FeastIn delivery service? Its model is to take advance orders, then consolidate and deliver refrigerated meals or groceries within two days. Customers are encouraged to order for m...

Tales of Marin's Community Gardens

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

"There are a myriad of people and places growing healthy food in our community. These include school gardens, neighborhood community gardens, and institutional gardens that enhance food security, p...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

Aroma Cafe (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

I get takeout from here probably once a week; I really like their food and staff. Today I got their large Fattoush salad (romaine, tomato, sheep feta, sumac, cucumber, onion, mint, pita croutons, o...

Petaluma's Liberty Duck direct to consumer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

When I've indulged in bring-your-own duck to be cooked at a favorite Chinese restaurant https://www.chowhound.com/post/countdown-year-boar-royal-feast-millbrae-1087368 or gone on a Liberty Duck coo...

Jerry's Deli & BBQ (Novato)

by Malcolm Ruthven 12 days ago

I got a takeout brisket sandwich, with a side of onion rings, ($14.95) from there late this afternoon and had it for dinner. I'd say the brisket was excellent, including a nice amount of bark, tend...

Tuna Poke @ Santo Market Island Deli | San Jose Japantown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Taking note of the poke shops cropping up, looks like Hawaiian-inspired seafood poke is the up and coming trend. This week I ignored the newcomers and went old school visiting Santo Market (since 1...