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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

IACP Conference Hits San Francisco Next Weekend

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM

In Crust We Trust - PHOTO COURTESY OF IACP
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  • In Crust We Trust

Thomas Keller watchers, get ready: next weekend, San Francisco will be the home to the International Association of Culinary Professional's (IACP) 35th annual conference that has a regional theme of "Dirt to Digital: Real Food in a Virtual World." Keller, Joyce Goldstein, Bruce Aidells and Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appétit are on the schedule, along with many other food world heavy hitters. IACP is a professional organization for folks of all stripes who work full time with food -- members include chefs, food stylists, TV personalities, cooking school teachers, caterers, scribes & editors, publicists and marketers, along with reps from food producers, suppliers, manufacturers and appliance makers (be on the lookout for swag!)

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Local Start-Up Aims to Bring Sous Vide to the Masses

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

The hand-held Nomiku with a perfect sous vide steak. - NOMIKU
  • Nomiku
  • The hand-held Nomiku with a perfect sous vide steak.

Sous vide, the method of cooking vacuum-sealed food in a temperature-controlled water bath, has long been the domain of top chefs and molecular gastronomists, but a trio of local tech-foodies is bringing the exclusive and believed-to-be expensive way of cooking to the everyday kitchen. With its ease of use and small price tag, the team behind the new hand-held Nomiku device is hoping to get an edge on the competition.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Annals of Sad Press Releases: The Jellinator

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Bottoms up! - FLICKR/BEAU B

Occasionally we receive a press release so sweet and misguided that we feel it's our professional duty to share it. Case in point: The Jellinator, a new kitchen gadget invented by a husband-and-wife team who claim to be "quite the jello shot enthusiasts," and have come up with a solution to ease the pain of making everyone's favorite binge drinking treat.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Remodeled MARCH Offers Boutique Cookware and Gorgeous Space

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Inside MARCH - ANGIE SILVY
  • Angie Silvy
  • Inside MARCH

MARCH, Sam Hamilton's kitchen-and-home boutique at 3075 Sacramento, has been around for eight years. But over the course of the past six months, Hamilton has transformed the shop from one dealing exclusively in large-scale antiques into a store that more closely resembles her original idea for the space. The new March houses a comprehensive tabletop division with curated and collaborative collections including pots from Brooklyn Copper, ceramics from Brickett Davda, table linens from Boxwood Linen,s and cast iron cookware from Lodge.

Hamilton also worked with her favorite food artisans to create a MARCH Pantry brand of organic jams, vinegars, extra virgin oils, and spices. MARCH Pantry oils are presented in indigo bottles from Albert Katz of Napa Valley, preserves and almond butters are produced by LouLou's Garden, and spices are provided by Le Sanctuaire.

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