Food Politics

I will never look at chicken the same ever again. After watching the FOOD.INC documentary on poultry I don’t think I can ever walk into a grocery store and grab food and leave. Watching this documentary has made me much more conscious about what I am buying and the ethics behind the production of food….

PB&Js and PBR

Simplicity is genius they say. Some say it because it’s true and some say it because they can’t cook in the slightest. After asking my Dad extensive questions about food and what motivated him to cook, why he wanted to cook, and who motivated him I had never thought food would give me unravel stories…

Japantown

A town comprised of a countries worth of culture in just 4 blocks, Japantown truly portrays what it’s like on the other side of the pond. After the 1906 Earthquake many Japanese and Japanese Americans relocated to the area that in San Francisco today. After the war, the neighborhood grew to reflect the “Urban renewal”….

Chopped…

The Food Network, filled with so many different shows that revolve around food and tease you with just about every single dish you see on it. Next to Iron Chef America, I would say my next favorite would have to be Chopped. Who doesn’t enjoy watching masters of their craft perform at the highest level?…

Kitchen Disaster

It was a food fail to say the least. I never thought something so delicate and small like the classic italian dumpling, Gnocchi, could create an unbelievable amount of embarrassment. My family would all be arriving in the evening for dinner and I was to help my Mom (more like stand-by her side and do…

On a Mission

Our food expedition through the Mission District was one that left me surprised but even more so excited to reach out and try new foods and flavors I had never experienced before. We started off at the renown cupcake shop “Mission Mini’s”. And when they say “Mini” they truly mean it. I ordered a pumpkin…

Most Memorable Meal

Osteria dell’Anima. A restaurant that I’ll never forget. I arrived on campus in Rome, a student advisor had told us to make sure that we come to welcome mass, using pear pasta to entice us. However, at the time pear pasta didn’t really intrigue me. Needless to say, I was excited for tonight’s meal and…