Test-Driving (And Cooking) Sun Basket

There are enough meal delivery start-ups these days to make your head spin and your stomach growl over just which are worth ordering — if any. When I was invited to try out a free delivery by San Francisco’s Sun Basket, I was swayed to do so by a couple of factors. First, the recipes for the cooking kits ...more

Corny Cookies

Lugging a backpack full of textbooks in middle school, while walking to the bus stop after class, and suffering from a serious case of the munchies. That’s truly the last time I think I’ve bought corn nuts. Until now, that is ....more

Heavenly Hummus

There are few things I’m fanatical about. Hummus happens to be one of them. It all started when I tried the one at Oren’s Hummus Shop in Palo Alto ....more

Farm Hill: A Meal Delivery Service Targeting the South Bay

Every time I turn around these days, a new startup is popping up to deliver either cooking kits or prepared meals to your home or office. Almost all of them, though, zero in on San Francisco first, before spreading to other parts of the Bay Area. Not so with Farm Hill ....more

Great Cheap Eats in Los Angeles

On a recent trip down to Los Angeles, I had a chance to try some new favorite eats. All satisfying. All affordable, too ....more

Porking Out on Father’s Day

My Dad never met a piece of pork he didn’t like. Chinese char siu cut into itty-bits and scrambled with eggs for breakfast. Lacquered pork ribs from Chinatown to gnaw on blissfully until they were picked clean ....more

Nutty for Zena’s Sass Sauces

These sauces definitely have sass. So does their creator. Zena’s Sass are nut-based artisan sauces made in Santa Cruz that are vegan, gluten-free and low-glycemic ....more

Chef Sachin Chopra Returns to His Repertoire with All Spice San Francisco

Having enjoyed quite a few wonderful meals at the Michelin-starred All Spice, tucked inside a charming Victorian house in San Mateo, I was intrigued to see what Chef-Owner Sachin Chopra and his wife, Shoshana Wolff, had in store when they took over the legendary Masa’s spot in San Francisco last year. When I learned it would be called Game, ...more

Scenes From the Inaugural BITE Silicon Valley

If ever there was a place where food and technology intersect, it’s Silicon Valley. So it was only apropos that the inaugural BITE Silicon Valley extravaganza be held this past weekend at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The three-day affair brought together some of the country’s most famed chefs, cutting-edge food entrepreneurs, food scientists and food activists to not ...more

Join the Food Gal and Chef Kha Lu of Hay Market Restaurant for A Macy’s Demo

Welcome Chef Kha Lu of Hay Market restaurant in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood to the culinary kitchen at Macy’s Valley Fair, 2 p.m. June 20. Lu, who also operated the popular Kansui Ramen pop-up inside that restaurant, will join me to cook up one of his specialties. You’ll get to taste the dish, plus take home the recipe ....more