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Saying Yes to Marcus Samuelsson’s Memoir, “Yes, Chef”

Interview with Marcus Samuelsson, the award-winning Ethiopian/Swedish chef and cookbook author who spent two days last week in the Bay Area, being fêted at Camino and Jardinière, for his new memoir, “Yes, Chef,”….Fried Yardbird (chicken) recipe included! Continue reading

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Eat with Your Hands for a Sensuous, Intimate, Mindful Meal

Eating with the hands is more than just a way to maneuver food to the mouth. It embodies cultural values including, a sensuous connection to the food, the feeling of sharing and community, practicality avoiding waste, even prolonging a delicious meal by enjoying the lingering aroma of it on the fingers. Many cultures, such as Indian, Arab and African have dined this way for thousands of years. In a video-clip, the writer receives a hands-on lesson in eating with the hands — Moroccan style.
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