Chef Tu David Phu talks about going “Private”, Vietnamese food and the future

Private Chefs of the SF Bay is thrilled to welcome Chef Tu David Phu to its ranks. Chef Tu’s resume reflects a reverence for American culinary greats, skilled in classical European traditions. His stints include the nation’s top Michelin-rated restaurants: Chez Panisse, Quince, Acquerello, Daniel Boulud, Breslin, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern. Most … Continue reading Chef Tu David Phu talks about going “Private”, Vietnamese food and the future

Roses on a plate for Mother’s Day: Quail or Poussin in Rose Petal Sauce

This year, why not avoid the Mother’s Day restaurant rush and spend an amazing evening at home. No looking for parking, fighting the crowds, noisy restaurants, less than perfect table service. Give the gift of preparing an unforgettable meal for mom, or, invite a private chef into her kitchen or yours. Now that that’s settled, … Continue reading Roses on a plate for Mother’s Day: Quail or Poussin in Rose Petal Sauce

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Day of the Dead in SF’s Mission district: gentrification, cultural appropriation and politics

San Francisco’s Day of the Dead procession, which last year attracted anywhere between 10,000 and 100,000 (I know, that’s a big gap! Like almost everything else that one looks to quantify in terms of change in the Mission, the response is colored by the agenda of the responder) is set to be even bigger, following … Continue reading Day of the Dead in SF’s Mission district: gentrification, cultural appropriation and politics

Meet Your Mission Neighbor: Michele Simons, Sugar Skull Artist

 As Dia de Los Muertos approaches, puestos, or market stalls, selling sugar skulls, begin to appear all over Mexico; and even here in San Francisco’s Mission District, at Galeria de La Raza. Rarely produced outside of Mexico because of the molds required to make them, Michele Simons has found a way to create sugar skulls, … Continue reading Meet Your Mission Neighbor: Michele Simons, Sugar Skull Artist

Ensalda de Chicharrones, (a sort of Mexican take on Panzanella) makes it the Mission local way

If you live in SF, may I recommend you make salad this with amazing chicharrones from 4505 Meats (you’ll find them on Thursdays at Mission Barlett St. Farmers Market, or check out their store in Hayes Valley. They are light as air, amazing)! Recipe that follows is from Zarela Martinez, follow link to her original … Continue reading Ensalda de Chicharrones, (a sort of Mexican take on Panzanella) makes it the Mission local way