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On the Road: “Yes, Chef” in San Francisco

By | July 17, 2012

Marcus in Kitchen at Camino

Marcus in the open fire kitchen at Camino with Russ Moore (background)

With a stop at Google headquarters, the Gavin Newsom show and a guest chef dinner at Camino in Oakland (and that was just the first day), a look at Marcus’s sprint through the Bay, as told to

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Bon Appetit! California Meets France at Jardiniere

By | July 11, 2012

Jardiniere interior

Jardiniere dining room

James Beard award winner Traci Des Jardins’ Jardinière restaurant is one of San Francisco’s finest fusion dining experiences that marries quintessential Californian and French flavors; paying homage to Chef Des Jardins’ Mexican and Louisianian-French Acadian heritage. After dabbling with the top chefs in Europe, stopping over in Manhattan and finally returning to California to follow her culinary dream, she opened Jardiniere in 1997. Read More


Interview with Chef Jeff Banker of Baker & Banker Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

By mahir | February 28, 2011


The Casual Vegetarian By Madeleine Ignon

Baker & Banker is a neighborhood restaurant and bakery in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It is set off on its own, away from the busy upper Fillmore district in a distinctly San Francisco building built in 1882 that was originally an apothecary. Husband and wife Lori Baker and Jeff Banker started the restaurant together in 2009 with a commitment to sustainability and an emphasis on creating a warm, inviting environment for diners. It is Read More


Macy’s San Fran Cooking Demo

By admin | December 1, 2010

Join me in San Francisco tomorrow, Dec. 2nd at 6pm for a lesson in American cuisine inspired by the recipes from my latest cookbook, New American Table, followed by a book signing.


Weekly Travel Guide with Alison: Napa Valley for Wine Experts

By mahir | November 19, 2010

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

As my palate has matured, I have acquired an interest in learning more about wine, the traditional compliment to a fabulous meal.  When people ask me if I have an extensive wine knowledge, my current response is often the charming, “I know a decent amount…or at least I pretend to…”  Well, in my defense, I am working towards this goal.

In last week’s column, I described my San Francisco journey, but that was only half of my Northern California vacation.   Read More


Weekly Travel Guide: I Left My Stomach in San Francisco with Alison Corbat

By mahir | November 12, 2010

Fish @ Kokkari

I’m happy to introduce our new weekly travel guide column by our latest addition Alison Corbat. For as long as she can remember, Alison has been passionate about food. She grew up traveling the exciting state of New Jersey with her family as they dined at various hidden gems that her mother had read about. She also spent her childhood begging to tag along on her parents’ trips to the supermarket, and then proceeding to drive them crazy as she shoveled her recommended purchases into their carts.

Now, several decades later and with a more sophisticated palate, she has expanded her culinary journeys to circle the globe and is here to provide you with weekly guides on some of her favorite dining destinations around the country. Each week she will profile a different U.S. city, bestowing her recommendations on how to eat like a local, where to find interesting ethnic treats, and more. The column will also include photographs to tantalize your appetites.

Read Alison’s first piece.. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger