This week, I wrote about a couple of food trucks looking to expand their business by opening brick-and-mortar restaurants. While I didn’t intend for the story to stoke a fire of controversy, its original headline and convoluted message caused a small uproar amongst devoted fans. To clarify, both LIBA Falafel and 510Burger will continue to […]
I had not planned on spending my afternoon elbows deep in a sticky, viscous bread dough muck with yeast slurry spilling all over the counter while timers ticking for two other recipe projects and dinnertime looming. I had planned on making dinner rolls, but I hadn’t planned on killing the yeast. I could blame it […]
For those who don’t know, I write features a few times a month for Berkeleyside’s food section. I’ll try to keep this page updated with links to my most recent columns. Last week, I wrote about visiting Swan’s Marketplace in Old Oakland. The market has been around since the early 20th century, but has been […]
My grandfather had a full on, no-holds barred, fanatical obsession with SPAM. After spending time on the USS Antietam in the South Pacific right after World War II, he came home with cans and cans of the stuff. Despite (or perhaps because of) its questionable categorization as edible food, Grandpa Loren maintained his fierce allegiance […]
I get the question, “How did you get into food?” quite a bit. Usually I respond with some long-winded roundabout explanation involving some combination of “I went to college in Portland,” “My siblings and I grew up cooking,” and “I’ve done a little restaurant work.” Truthfully I have no straight answer other than the fact […]
I have a new gig over at Serious Eats: I’m now writing their Cook the Book column. My first book, Susan Feniger’s Street Food was challenging and fun. Check out the post and you can go win the book yourself!