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Recipe: Oven ribs

The oven ribs from Community Foods Market‘s extensive recipe collection are about as simple and crowd-pleasing as they get- and very easy to scale up or down. You’ll definitely want to make extra sauce, though: its flavor is addicting, and deceptively complex. Show Community Foods Market some love! They’ll teach you to cook just about […]

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Recipe: Crab bucatini

Edible East Bay‘s crab bucatini recipe might be the best thing I’ve made this year, possibly this pandemic. It’s exceptionally light, bright, and buttery. We skipped the crab butchery, and probably a significant amount of time with it: this took about half an hour in total. Most of the ingredients store very easily; this is […]

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Virtual Sightseeing

Photo roll 10/21

My last boss told me once that he can tell I’m not a native because I always look up at the architecture. He didn’t add “and salivate over it every time” probably only because I was actively doing so… I think better than half of the photos I take are of the golden hour. I’m […]

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Recipe: Cucumber salad

Snixy Kitchen’s sesame ginger miso cucumber salad was a bit of an adventure to make the first time. It was also the first time I used a spiralizer, and I’d bought the wrong tool for the job: a $5 single piece of plastic found on a standee at the grocery store, closer in function to […]

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Glen Park Local Flavor What To Do In...

Tekka House

Tekka House, near the Glen Park BART, is kind of a fish out of water. It’s inland a bit, but the interior would have you believe it’s oceanfront: The menu is partly traditional and partly inventive. Boyfriend said his ramen was possibly the best he’s had stateside. I have never tried whitefish with mango and […]

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Recipe: Sahlab

It’s a strange thing to remember so vividly, and maybe a stranger thing to be sentimental for – but made with almond milk and left in the fridge overnight, Spice Tribe‘s sahlab takes on the exact texture of a Snack Pack. From a food science perspective, I find this fascinating: a basic pudding with no […]

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Local Flavor West Portal What To Do In...

Fuji

Fuji is open, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a great location for rarer seafood specialties (salmon collar and o-toro, complete with gold leaf, to name a few) and, as it turns out, the lighting is extremely appropriate for photos. For an excellent Japanese meal, show Fuji some love!

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Virtual Sightseeing

Photo roll 9/21

I went to the Castro two days in a row and both times, it was the only sun I got that day: Boyfriend walked around Lake Merced instead:

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Japantown Local Flavor What To Do In...

Izumiya

Japantown’s Izumiya is open for dining in! The glaze on the bento box I had was delightful, rich and smoky. If there’s an al dente equivalent for shellfish, the squid was cooked just to it – nothing rubbery here. My friend got an impressively loaded okonomiyaki that came with a wide array of accoutrements. The […]

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Recipe: Thai basil chicken

Food Fashion Party describes this recipe as better than takeout, and I agree! It’s more customizable, safer, and probably faster to make as well. I’m not very versed in Asian cooking. All of the flavors involved in this are very strong, and it was fascinating to watch them blend to a cohesive umami finish. Delightful! […]