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FOODIE FRIDAY: Authenticity in gastronomy

In 1961, restauratrice Cecilia Chiang opened The Mandarin restaurant in San Francisco and introduced Americans to real Northern Chinese dishes. She served hot-and-sour soup, dumplings, pot stickers, beggar’s chicken, smoked tea duck, Peking Duck, among many others that replaced then-standard Chinatown food like egg foo young, egg drop soup, and chop suey. 311 more words

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By the Bay

But it was that beautiful cut of clouds I could always see

Above the little S.P. alley, puffs floating by from Oakland

Or the Gate of Marin to the north or San Jose south, 568 more words

NORTH AMERICA

Bar Tartine

Regular readers will know that  my latest obsession with Layer Cakes and Sour Dough Bread inspired by the folks at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, is actually just a further exploration of my love of the San Francisco food scene. 304 more words

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Honoring the 2016 Good Food Award Winners

The 6th annual Good Food Awards took place on Friday, January 15th at Ford Mason’s Herbst Pavilion. BCV worked with Good Food Awards organizers to coordinate and plan the layout for the awards, marketplace and mercantile. 189 more words

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Fortney: Inglewood continues its battle against uniformity — and this time it's Domino's Pizza

It was a rundown neighbourhood filled with used car lots, pawnshops and a notorious hooker stroll. When Liz Tompkins toured the inner-city community of Inglewood looking for a home, though, all she saw was potential. 784 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful, in a word, more alive” Alice Waters

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