Pizza Pie Charts: Looking at Pizza Service

Although pizza baking in the San Francisco Bay Area and other locations (e.g., Sunset’s list) has undergone a renaissance in recent years with higher-quality ingredients, improved techniques, and better ovens, I think that the service side of the pizza scene needs some serious work. I’m not talking about the people who take your order or […]

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Ready for a Chocolate Adventure?

Chocolate adventure flavors

(Updated, 11/24/16:  fixed broken links) (Disclosure:  I attended the event at no charge and received various products from the event organizers.) Ever tried a wattleseed chocolate truffles? Or chocolate-laced curry paste with coconut milk? How about chocolate pudding with tapioca pearls and caramelized plantain? If combinations like these get your creative gears turning, the Chocolate […]

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Choc-ing the Rubicon

I had the pleasure of figuratively immersing myself in chocolate for an afternoon at Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco last Sunday. The occasion was the launch of a new recipe contest sponsored by food-website tuttifoodie and Scharffen Berger Chocolate (tablehopper also helped make the event happen). Called the Chocolate Adventure Recipe Contest, it challenges you […]

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