Cat Cora is tiny, but her life is not. She is perhaps best known for being the first and only female Iron chef, and for her epic culinary battles that fascinated a nation. She is also known for her unique fusion of Greek and Southern cuisines, for being a world class chef and accomplished restaurateur. […]

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Warm October evening, sun setting over a Sleeping Lady, Insalata’s walls bursting with devotees, Ruth Reichl holding court front and center, entrances all. Ruth Reichl entranced a full house of adoring fans last night at the visionary Mediterranean restaurant, Insalata’s. The event was to celebrate the recent publication of her gorgeous and heartfelt cookbook/memoir, My […]

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FD: What dish are you most well known for? CS: Selecting one dish is challenging as the menus change often. As far as ingredients, I would think I am best known for cooking with fungi; for example my Portobello mushroom soup, wild mushroom risotto and black truffle martinis. After our first few rains, the foraging season […]

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The North Bay is about to get a rare and wonderful treat; Charles Phan is bringing the Slanted Door to Marin to celebrate the launch of his much-anticipated cookbook, The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food. The book features many of the restaurant’s iconic recipes, showcases an extensive section on cocktails, and features an in depth […]

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Bryant Terry is a man on a mission. Chef, author, food justice activist, daddy, and practicing Buddhist, Bryant recently entranced a rapt audience with his vision, his richly delicious recipes, and his sheer renaissance passion for food, culture, community, and tasty vegan cuisine. It all happened at the iconic Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. The […]

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