Monthly Archives: January 2010

Local Friday: Uva Enoteca

Just looking at these pictures from Uva Enoteca make me want to go back. This is my kind of food: cheese, meats, small plates, bread, delicious nibbles. All in a super-sleek, dare I say, hipster, setting in the Lower Haight. … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, Local Pairings, Lower Haight, review, Uva Enoteca | 2 Comments

Homemade Pickles: The Fastest/Tastiest You’ve Ever Tried

Until I made these ‘refrigerator’ pickles, I frankly thought that pickling was for crazies. I mean, let’s be real–I’m a little food-crazy myself (I did just purchase a yogurt-making machine–yet to arrive, really excited), but pickling, that just seemed like … Continue reading

Posted in ambitious projects, cucumber, food music blog, Musical Pairings, pickles, pickling | 8 Comments

Mussels and Chorizo in Polenta Broth

This week, let’s talk about chorizo. You know that delicious pork product that turns everything it touches to gold? Quite literally, actually. I can’t recall when I first started cooking with chorizo, but I haven’t looked back. A few small … Continue reading

Posted in chorizo, food music blog, Musical Pairings, mussels, polenta, Spanish | 5 Comments

Vanilla Bean Pear Compote/Sundae

How do you feel about sundaes? And poached pears? And homemade vanilla bean ice cream? And homemade chocolate sauce? Yup, that’s what I thought. I’m right there with you. Get me a bowl and a spoon, pronto. Last week, I … Continue reading

Posted in dessert, food music blog, Musical Pairings, new year, poached pears, recipes, vanilla bean | 2 Comments

Truffled Three-Cheese Mac & Cheese: The One that Could

You know how there’s mac and cheese, and then there’s mac and CHEESE? Well, this mac and cheese falls into the latter category. It was a dish that has been a long time coming on eating/sf. After all, there are … Continue reading

Posted in cheese, comfort food, food music blog, mac and cheese, Musical Pairings, pasta, truffle oil | 4 Comments

Blue Plate San Francisco

Eating out in San Francisco never ceases to amaze me, surprise me and make me thankful (again) for having the luxury of living in this glorious city–earthquakes and all. Take Blue Plate, for example, a New American spot in the … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Plate, food music blog, Local Pairings, Mission, Musical Pairings, New American, review | 3 Comments

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: If You Love Somebody

If you’ve never had homemade vanilla bean ice cream before, I must inform you: you have not lived. Ok, maybe you’ve lived little–but not to the potential that you COULD be living. I’ve had a few disasters in the kitchen: … Continue reading

Posted in dessert, food music blog, ice cream, Musical Pairings, recipes, vanilla bean | 8 Comments