Monthly Archives: June 2011

Think globally, eat locally

When I moved to San Francisco in the mid-70s, every other dilapidated building seemed to be undergoing restoration. Immense flatbed trucks carted Victorian houses from one neighborhood to another, dreary homes were reborn as painted ladies, and hoards showed up … Continue reading

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Mussels and clams

Last night I bought a pound of mussels and a pound of Manilla clams at Monterey Fish and pigged out on shellfish.¬†Strapped for both ingredients and time, I lost patience with recipes and resorted to vibration cooking. Mussels, ten minutes … Continue reading

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Best Thai in Berkeley

Cha-Am 1543 Shattuck Ave (between Cedar St & Vine St) Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 848-9664 Menu 1 & 2 Born and bred in Berkeley, my son has been a vegetarian for two decades. He’s eaten at many a Thai restaurant, … Continue reading

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