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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Defeat of Mickey D's, Caffeine Jitters, and Duck Eggs: This Week in Food Bloggery

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM

click to enlarge From this week's slideshow of the Peruvian Food Festival - JOSEPH SCHELL


Highlights from SFoodie this week:

1. W. Blake Gray checks out Le Cordon Bleu, which claims to be San Francisco's first Vietnamese restaurant (opened in 1968). It's now owned by a Chinese-American woman who's never been to Vietnam, but Gray says the meat sauce is still is good as ever.

2. Ben Narasin likes to use the duck eggs he buys from the Alemany Farmers' Market for waffles and omelets, but if you're going to go all duck for your baking needs, a conversion chart may be needed.

3. W. Blake Gray declares McDonald's decision to healthy up its Happy Meals as a victory for San Francisco and our meddling progressives. Supervisor Eric Mar, who pushed for the original Happy Meal ban, must be an awfully hard man to live with right now.

4. Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz's Mission Street Food book celebrated its launch with a big party at the Make-Out Room this week. The book is a hoot -- even if you never decide to make the Mission Burger for a dozen of your friends. Also: It may be the first published cookbook to quote Slavoj Žižek.

5. A week after testing out a Berkeley scientist's coffee brewed up to be 40 times stronger than regular joe, W. Blake Gray has finally stopped shaking like a teacup chihuahua. The man still has a couple of test tubes at his desk, though; we may have to stage an intervention.

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