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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shark's Fin Ban Makes It Through Assembly, Women Who Changed The Way We Cook

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 7:30 AM


Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.

1. Another Victory from the Shark's Fin Ban. SFGate reported yesterday that the State Assembly just passed AB-376, which bans the sale and import of shark fin across the state. The bill passed handily, with a vote of 60 to 8. According to a spokesperson from the office of bill coauthor Assemblyman Paul Fong, AB-376 now passes to the state Senate, where it must go through committee before making it to the floor.

2. Oh, the Nostalgia. I've been enjoying Michael Bauer's series on Inside Scoop reminiscing about five restaurants that changed San Francisco. I was too young and broke to go to Stars, L'Avenue, and 42 Degrees in their prime, but, man, was Gordon's House of Fine Eats a great restaurant -- back in the days when "small plates" seemed revolutionary.

3. Women Who Changed the Food Scene. Gourmet Live just posted a list of 50 influential women in the food scene,

some dead (Julia Child, Isabella Beeton), some alive (Paula Deen).

Among the non-Alice notables are a few famous locals: M.F.K. Fisher, Pim

Techamuanvivit, Paula Wolfert, Barbara Tropp, and Cat Cora. (By linking to the reanimated Gourmet do I make the Baby Ruth Reichl cry?)

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