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Chill Out

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone as passionate about ice cream as Scott Whidden, the Oakland born and raised masterblender at Fentons Creamery and Restaurant. He’s talking about cream; he’s talking about dairy. He’s talking about layers: of flavor, of contrast, of crunch versus creamy, and of bitter versus sweet.
November 4, 2013

Gluten-free Gourmet

Love fried chicken? How about lick-your-fingers-clean barbecue ribs? If you were nodding your head (and no doubt you were), then you may want to take a seat at Grease Box, a tiny cafe on Stanford Street that serves up homemade Southern favorites, including buttery breads, crispy potpies, and fork-tender brisket.
November 4, 2013

Miss Ollie Remembered

When Sarah Kirnon opened Miss Ollie’s in Old Oakland in December 2012, the buzz was audible.
August 30, 2013

Generally Speaking

One of the few things we know for sure about the smoky-spicy-sweet-sauced, golden-battered nuggets known as General Tso’s chicken is that the General Tso for whom it is named almost certainly existed, and that this particular General Tso was the thickly mustachioed 19th-century scholar, statesman, and military leader Zuo Zongtang.
August 30, 2013

A Touch of Kitchen Alchemy

Until we ate lunch at Juhu Beach Club, the closest I’d come to Mumbai was editing a story, for another magazine, about the Indian city’s famous street snacks.
August 30, 2013

Seoul Searching

This feeling of being taken care of like I am someone special is fitting—because in Korean, the word sura refers to meals prepared just for royalty.
August 30, 2013

Seoul Searching

This feeling of being taken care of like I am someone special is fitting—because in Korean, the word sura refers to meals prepared just for royalty.
August 30, 2013

Miss Ollie Remembered

When Sarah Kirnon opened Miss Ollie’s in Old Oakland in December 2012, the buzz was audible.
August 30, 2013

Generally Speaking

One of the few things we know for sure about the smoky-spicy-sweet-sauced, golden-battered nuggets known as General Tso’s chicken is that the General Tso for whom it is named almost certainly existed, and that this particular General Tso was the thickly mustachioed 19th-century scholar, statesman, and military leader Zuo Zongtang.
August 30, 2013

Ethnic Treat: Disks of Glory

Whenever our kind eat anything savory, we wish secretly, or not so secretly, that we were eating sweets.
July 1, 2013