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Dining, SFoodie Why Google Recipe Search Will Destroy Cooking, Why You Should Use Vadouvan Cautiously

Why Google Recipe Search Will Destroy Cooking, Why You Should Use Vadouvan Cautiously

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Google: bad for the cooks? Amanda Hesser, author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook and founder of recipe site Food52, writes…
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Dining, SFoodie Inspecting <em>Modernist Cuisine</em>, Preventing Recipe Theft, Sympathizing for the Guy

Inspecting Modernist Cuisine, Preventing Recipe Theft, Sympathizing for the Guy

1. The critics take on Modernist Cuisine. As SFoodie mentioned yesterday, Nathan Myhrvold's 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine is now out, and most of the big papers are running reviews today. Legendary cookbook author Michael Ruhlman, writing in the New York Times,…
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Dining, SFoodie Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

In choosing a greatest hits collection of Times recipes dating back to the 1850s for her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser took on a daunting task. Just as daunting was the challenge administered to 11 local…
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Dining, SFoodie Amanda Hesser Talks Food Writing at 826 Valencia Benefit

Amanda Hesser Talks Food Writing at 826 Valencia Benefit

East Coast food scribe Amanda Hesser (food52, the New York Times, Cooking for Mr. Latte) is helping raise money for kid-centric writing center 826 Valencia via a special two-hour seminar called "The Art of Food Writing" at the Women's Building…
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Dining, SFoodie NYT Cookbook Ultimate Potluck Draws SF Chefs and Mixologists

NYT Cookbook Ultimate Potluck Draws SF Chefs and Mixologists

Former New York Times editor and current columnist Amanda Hesser will celebrate the release of The Essential New York Times Cookbook in San Francisco in just the right way, by hosting an "ultimate potluck cocktail brunch" thrown by SF Food…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, January 7, 2004 There aren't many brother-and-sister improvised comedy acts. Is it because siblings of differing genders usually hate each other, being likely to punch one another in the face, hawk loogies, and participate in high-drama screaming matches? (Not…
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Dining, Eat Readings and Eatings

Readings and Eatings

Looking for a pay phone after attending Amanda Hesser's reading last week at A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, I saw that the new Fellini documentary was just about to start on one of the Opera Plaza screens. I took…
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Dining, Eat Entrez au Jardin

Entrez au Jardin

When a mutual acquaintance suggested at the last minute that I might like to meet with Amanda Hesser during her already-crowded book tour swing through San Francisco promoting Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, With Recipes (W.W. Norton,…
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