Posts Tagged ‘ San Francisco ’

Crab gets cracking

November 17, 2010
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...
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Votes for vittles

November 3, 2010
Votes for vittles

Hear about the epic vote yesterday? No, I’m not talking about the national elections that gave us our first speaker from the House of Orange. I’m talking about the San Francisco supervisors’ ban on Happy Meals. To be more specific, the supes voted 8-3 to give preliminary approval to a banon toy giveaways in meals aimed at children...
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Travels in France

Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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