Tag Archive 'foodies'

Please Spare Us the Latest Culinary Craze at the NY Fancy Food Show

Posted by TheShot on 12 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Few things make our blood curdle like the words “culinary” and “craze” abutted next to each other. Which is not to mention that that the name “Fancy Food Show” sounds more like a culinary event for cats than humans. But as we mentioned earlier, coffee made a big appearance at the 56th Fancy Food Show […]

How to order coffee in Spain

Posted by TheShot on 01 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Pim, of local Chez Pim fame, and I go waaay back. In fact, my very first blog post here cited her contrarian-but-oh-so-correct view that berets, croissants, and François Truffaut be damned — French coffee is crap. OK, she has no clue who I am and likely prefers it that way. But what I do like […]

No coupling too unusual for pairing food and drink

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee

Today the Courier News published an article on the evolving art and science of pairing food and drink: The Courier News :: Courier News :: No coupling too unusual for pairing food and drink. Pairing wine was just the beginning — now there are people pairing chocolate, coffee, etc., to their meals. Which is all […]

Trip Report: The French Laundry

Posted by TheShot on 14 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew, Restaurant Coffee

An espresso review for a restaurant where the cheapest item on the dinner menu is $210 may seem a bit irrelevant, but it is important for what it represents: a gold standard for food and wine. Back in September, we reviewed one of San Francisco’s most highly regarded dining establishments, Michael Mina. But to many […]