Seafood

Totally tofu

    If there’s one thing I enjoy it’s watching other people work _ doesn’t matter whether they’re fixing lunch or fixing a pothole. So you can imagine how much I enjoyed a recent visit to the Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, a state-of-the-art tofu facility tucked away in what was once a candy factory.…

Crab gets cracking

Get out your bibs and your tiny little hammers; Dungeness crab season is under way off the California coast. This is one time of the year when I fully embrace the locavore movement _ love those fresh, meaty little red monsters. Plain, with butter, popped into a traditional cioppino, all good dishes. I have made cioppino…

Scallops at the gallop

Did you ever buy a biggish packet of a fairly expensive ingredient like, say, scallops. And then get home and think: Dang! Scallops? What the heck do I do with these. And then you think … bacon, yeah, that’s the ticket. This is what we had last night. First, I put a pot of water…