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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunnyside Chinese Restaurant Caught Slamming Meat On The Sidewalk

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

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If you have trouble keeping your Thanksgiving turkey tender, we recommend putting in an overnight brine. Out of fridge space? Well, if in a pinch, why not try the sidewalk method: slam down your half-frozen bird on the sidewalk in front of your house, as hard as you can, before rubbing the skin with salt, pepper, sage, and olive oil.

Actually, scratch that. Please don't.

Footage from a cell phone was uploaded to LiveLeak over the weekend, showing a man slamming down a large slab of meat on the sidewalk, just outside of a local restaurant's storage room. The video has quickly gathered over 60,000 views, just 18 hours after being uploaded.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving" Is Everything You Want It To Be

Posted By on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Between the tiny hamster eating a burrito and the tiny hamster bartender, it's been a great few months for tiny hamsters. Now the answer to your holiday prayers: "A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving."

Enjoy. I've already watched it three times this morning.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Watch John Oliver Take on the Sugar Industry

Posted By on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM


Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the sugar industry. Specifically, the 75 pounds of sugar the average American eats in a year, and the steps that the FDA is taking to curtail that consumption. As with most stories about the incredible power of the corporate food industry, it's more about what lobbying groups are doing to strike down an "added sugar" line item on nutrition labels.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Watch 7 Fast Food Burgers Decompose in This Important Video Investigation

Posted By on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

How fast do burgers age? is the question only the mavericks at Buzzfeed had the guts to ask, and answer. They took seven cheeseburgers — McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Carl's Jr., Jack in the Box, In n Out, and Umami — and put then in glass jars for a month. Because of science!

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Watch the Trailer for Soul of a Banquet, the Cecilia Chang Documentary

Posted By on Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 1:28 PM


Chef and cookbook author Cecilia Chang is one of the Bay Area's culinary legends, a woman who helmed her influential Chinatown restaurant The Mandarin for 30 years before selling it in 1991. She's often called the "matriarch of modern Chinese food" in this country, and filmmaker Wayne Wang has captured her spirit and influence in this new documentary about a 2011 banquet she made at his house (guests included Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl).

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Celebrate the Return of Twin Peaks With This Pie and Coffee Supercut

Posted By on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Agent Cooper loves his coffee.
  • Agent Cooper loves his coffee.
In honor of the news that Twin Peaks is making a comeback on Showtime in 2016, watch this supercut of all of the pie and coffee references in the series.

Unsurprisingly, most of them come from the show's dedicated coffee and cherry pie connoisseur Special Agent Dale Cooper, but there are plenty of appearances from police chief Harry Truman and station secretary Lucy; diner employees Norma and Shelly; bad boy Bobby and his military father; the Log Lady; and the whole rest of the Twin Peaks gang. Doughnuts also make an appearance.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Five Comfort Food Videos to Make You Hungry

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

click image With pics like this posted on the regular, Bob's Donuts has the most dangerous Twitter feed in S.F. - TWITTER/BOB'S DONUTS
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  • With pics like this posted on the regular, Bob's Donuts has the most dangerous Twitter feed in S.F.

Have you read this week's Food Issue yet? It's all about comfort food — the dishes we reach for when we're feeling down, and why they make us feel better — and on the blog we've been examining favorite comfort foods from local celebrities to men and women on the street.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Francisco Shares its Favorite Comfort Foods in This Video for our Food Issue

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Fried chicken and waffles is a favorite comfort food of many. - FLICKR/ARNDOG
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  • Fried chicken and waffles is a favorite comfort food of many.

For this year's Food Issue, which hits the streets Wednesday, we decided to explore the meaning of comfort food. You'll find essays by nine local writers about Bay Area dishes that helped them through hard times, bad days, hangovers, and other situations where they reached to food to make them feel better. Throughout the week on the blog we'll also be exploring other ideas of comfort food through the eyes of San Franciscans.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watch This Sweet Video of Candy-Making at Papabubble SF

Posted By on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Papabubble's rainbow confections sometimes have messages inside. - INSTAGRAM/PAPABUBBLE

If you haven't made it to Hayes Valley's newest candy store, Papabubble yet, you're missing out on a wondrous world of confections.

See, much like Willy Wonka's famous factory, the mini-chain makes its intricate candies in-store, and it is quite a production to behold if you're lucky enough to catch them mid-process (most afternoons).

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Go Back to School With a Yale Professor's Lecture on the History of Celebrity Chefs

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Do you like interesting things? Then you will probably like this 20ish-minute lecture from Yale history professor Paul Freedman all about the history of celebrity chefs from the ancient Greeks to royal chefs to Alice Waters. Eater dug up this talk the professor gave at the MAD 4 symposium in Copenhagen.

It's a fascinating look at the growth of an icon we take for granted in today's food world, with none of the self-aggrandizement of a TED talk. There's also some riffing on the meaning of the chef in the modern world. Worth watching!

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