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Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 12:45 pm

Egg drop soup, chop suey, sweet and sour everything that pretty much sums up the sorry state of Chinese food in America before Cecilia Chiang came along. Her San Francisco restaurant, The Mandarin, which opened in 1961, introduced U.S. diners to things like red-cooked pork and pot stickers and greatly elevated people's expectations of Chinese dining in general. Chiang's story is the subject of a new film, Soul of a Banquet, which opens in select theaters on Oct. 21. Watch the trailer here.

Food TV Almost Killed Chris Cosentino

"My wife had to put up with this sh*t for 5 years"
Oct 1, 2014 2:45 pm

In May 2012 Matt Rodbard sat in Madison Square Park with San Francisco chef and offal apostle Chris Cosentino. They talked about a lot of things like bike racing and the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. But most apparent that morning was his frustration with food television. Today, a video was released of the chef's recent talk at the Mad Symposium in Copenhagen. The topic? The perils of making food TV. It's a must watch.

Infographics Use Food To Show The Wildly Differing Rents In America

That extra scoop of bedroom? That'll cost ya.
Sep 16, 2014 11:00 am

If only major life concerns like rent and housing costs were so easy to digest. Warning to SF-dwellers: your stomach may tighten a bit. Check out this slideshow, we've got the scoop. 

Here's What Michael Mina Is Serving At Sunday's 49ers Tailgate (Hint: It's Epic)

'Crazy' 5-course feast includes liquid-nitro treats
Sep 12, 2014 2:00 pm

Michelin-starred chef and longtime San Francisco 49ers fan Michael Mina used to host some pretty epic tailgate parties in the parking lot outside the football stadium on game days. This year, the 49ers have brought Mina's party inside. The menu, as you might expect, is about as far from peanuts and Crackerjack as you can get. Preview the pre-game feast right here.

Are People Over-Thinking The Burrito?

Within the tortilla we find the depths of obsession
Sep 11, 2014 9:00 am

The simple street food that often occupies so much of our stomachs now seems to be encroaching on an increasing amount of brain space, as well. Chris Shott gets wrapped up in all the analytics, all the history and all the debate that makes the once-meager burrito such a point of pride for so many people.

Craving A Certain Dish? This New App Will Help You Find It Fast.

Food Republic has the exclusive scoop on Savor
Sep 9, 2014 11:00 am

Are you craving a cannoli as you stroll through midtown Manhattan? There’s an app for that! Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco is the Savor Food App and Food Republic is breaking the news exclusively.

Fall Preview 2014: Bar Tartine's Cortney Burns Wants You To Layer Flavors, OK?

San Francisco chef is all about the funk in cooking
Aug 25, 2014 11:00 am

Chefs Cortney Burns and Nick Balla, of San Francisco's Bar Tartine, madly experiment with ancient techniques in their Valencia Street restaurant, which also serves as a sort of ideas lab that focuses on pushing food to the most abstract territory. In November, the duo will publish their book Bar Tartine — an homage to the experiments, ideas and recipes concocted by two chefs who consistently cook at their peek creative thresholds. We talked to Burns about the provocativeness of lacto-fermentation and other meaty topics here.

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