While folks are hardcore about their lattes, we mildly obsess over Seventh Tea Bar's newest contraption: Alpha Dominche's Steampunk 4.0. It's got brains and beauty, like many of our Weekly counterparts.Admittedly, some of the terminology is over our heads. Owner/Mad ScientistJeff Duggan got all Alto ... More >>
Imagine my surprise earlier this year when I received an email from John T. Edge, one of the best food writers in America and head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, this awesome-ass effort by the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture to preserve, document, and celebra ... More >>
Austin manages to bring food into the non-food portion of our interview, but what can you do? At least he taught us another combination to order at In-n-Out. This jack of all trades keeps us interested with anecdotes that ultimately lead back to great cuisine. On a completely unrelated note, Lee als ... More >>
As winter approaches, with its occasional rain and frigid mid-50s-high temperatures, people break out the sweaters, boots and think about hot, stick-to-your-ribs food. In the winter, a lot of baking happens and a lot of lasagne, but when it's chilly out, I think of the time I spent in Minnesota a ... More >>
SoCo hosting Lime Truck sometime or other . . . Will our boys be there???UPDATE: Just got the list of trucks participating in the contest Dave and I will judge. At end of post!ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 11, 12 P.M.: This past Saturday, I drove to the über-hip OC Mart Mix at the SoCo Collection, hugging ... More >>
First the news from Alton Brown that Good Eats is going bye-bye. It was the only show left on Food Network worth watching. Today, on the Rachael Ray Show, the annoyingly spunky Ray announced a new show premiering this summer on the Food Network with faux-bro co-host Guy Fieri.The elevator pitch? "It ... More >>
After twelve years and nearly 250 episodes as The Food Network's premiere, and frankly, most educational and useful cooking show, Good Eats will end its run, Alton Brown announced today via Twitter.
The host said, "G.E. fans, I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3 ne ... More >>
Photo by Todd BarnesOrange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is coming to South Coast Plaza this week (see end of blog post for event info!) to promote his latest book, and again: I won't be able to attend a food celebrity's gracing of our backwater 'burbs because the day job beckons. I don't have any pressing questions for the ma ... More >>
Photo by Meg StrouseToday we continue our Q&A with Chef Joshua Miller of 320 Main. If you missed the first part, read it here.
Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef.
What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint:
Resurgence ... More >>
Photo by Meg StrousePeople come to 320 Main in Seal Beach to sip the stiff drinks owner Jason Schiffer mixes and chomp the steaks that Chef Joshua Miller sears. We wish we could do a profile on both; but for this feature, Chef Miller gets the stage as he answers our silly questionnaire.
Stay tu ... More >>
I see Food Network shows occasionally, about as much as I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Maybe I'm just a fool (actually, I am!), maybe I've seen too much of each channel, but some of their star personalities start melding into each other until the TBN and the FN personalities are ind ... More >>
Sometimes, you just want a cupcake. You're not dressed nicely, you don't want to get dressed nicely to go out to one of the fancy bakeries just to buy some towering buttercream priapus for $3.50, not when you can make your own at home.table4five @ flickr.com CC BY 2.0
Ah, strawberries. We're blessed to have edible strawberries eleven months of the year here in Orange County, but we're headed full tilt into the very best of the berries. The problem is that they are, to quote Alton Brown, "ticking time bombs." Within a day they've withered; in three days they're mo ... More >>
Ehrline Karnaga and her sister Liz have built a successful bakery at Irvine's Layer Cake. Now they've ventured into making homemade sausages and serving them with beer at Valhalla Table. Here are her answers to our silly survey.
1. Dish you cook that most represents you.
Balinese wild boar s ... More >>
21202718@N00 @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Gougères (pronounced "goo ZHERR") are French cheese puffs. They're made with pâte à choux, the sticky dough that, when sugar is added, makes éclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs. In this case, there is no sugar; salt and grated cheese are added.In the ... More >>
In the last seven days, we at SAFII blogged about:Expired KitKats. The horror! Note to Albert: You should've probably bought the whole lot and flogged them on eBay. They must surely be collectors' items?Lavish birthday bashes. Sadly, not our own.A just-opened sushi bar in Newport Beach.Awful back ... More >>
Tim MelideoRachel Klemek is the owner/chef/instructor of Blackmarket Bakery, her made-from-scratch bakery in Irvine.You'll also see Blackmarket weekly at farmers' markets around O.C., but most especially at the Saturday Irvine Farmers' Market across from UCI.
Here are her answers to our survey.
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Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child.
As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons. I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... More >>