Monthly Archives: July 2011

On The Road, New York City – Restaurant Review by Mika Chall

Prune, 54 East 1st Street, New York City Having savored every word of Gabrielle Hamilton’s candidly written memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, which details her unconventional and often challenging odyssey beginning at adolescence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Random Thoughts on Blood, Bones & Butter:The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Chad Graff

I’ve eaten at Prune five, maybe six times.  That’s enough for it to be one of my favorite NYC restaurants.  Once was enough for that really.  It’s a small, cool place, with an eclectic group of people inside, and the … Continue reading

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Murder, La Marseillaise, Macarons and More! Bastille Day 2011 Celebration at the Commonwealth Club

Murder, Macarons, the Marseillaise and more… at the Commonwealth Club Bastille Day 2011. The “gold room” at the Commonwealth  in San Francisco was briefly transported to Paris as Cara Black, author of the Aimee Leduc detective series discussed her most … Continue reading

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CUESA’s Summer Celebration: An Evening of Extraordinary Culinary Creations and Expert Mixology

By Cathy Curtis The crowd surged in through the doors of the Ferry Building before 6 p.m., anticipating the culinary experience awaiting them just behind the ropes and the friendly CUESA volunteers. CUESA’s (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) Summer … Continue reading

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Still on the Road

By Mika Chall My visit to the Flatiron district is never complete without a stop at Fishs Eddy (19th and Broadway), where I summon every ounce of self-restraint to not succumb to the siren call of floor-to-ceiling trays, glassware, dishes … Continue reading

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On the Road with Bay Gourmet

By Mika Chall Besotted by the brilliance and artistry of a zillion dollars worth of Van Cleef and Arpels’ gems on display at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, it was time to turn my attention from accessories … Continue reading

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