Fruit Juice Caviar

Molecular mixology was all the rage at Tales of the Cocktail this year.  It was like nobody there had turned on the Food Network in the past 3 years, because this stuff is old news in the culinary world.  I actually went to a seminar called “Mixologists and their Toys” where two of the three […]

BLTini: Bestialized Little Tipple

Inspired by the Carnivorous Cocktails seminar at Tales of the Cocktail, I started Sunday brunch with the BLTini, a sandwich in a glass. I like my BLTs on potato bread, so I opted for vodka over gin, squeezed the bejeezus out of a gorgeous heirloom tomato, then decided that lettuce was lame and so opted […]

Beer Pairing

Wine was a four-letter word Sunday morning, which I spent at the SFChefs.Food.Wine beer pairing boot camp with Beer Chef Bruce Paton and City Beer Store owner Craig Wathen.  I would have liked a few hard and fast rules, but there doesn’t seem to be a simple formula for matching food with beer. The gist […]