Golden Rules, Golden Chiffon, and Mini Gâteaux Breton from THE BAKING BIBLE by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum is back with The Baking Bible , her most extensive “bible” yet. With all-new recipes for the best cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, candies, pastries, breads, and more, this magnum opus draws from Rose’s passion and expertise in every category of baking. Continue reading


INTERSTELLAR in Five Dimensions: A Trip through the Many Formats of Christopher Nolan’s Epic

by Chris Rasmussen

From beginning to end I’ve now seen Interstellar four times: the 35mm and 70mm film, 4K digital and IMAX presentations. I saw it halfway through in 2K digital, and I may watch it all the way through in that format as well. I’m definitely going to see it in 70mm again. The 70mm standards at the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland take the cake—that theater has a tremendous presentation. Continue reading


A Baker’s Dozen: Thank You, Rose Levy Beranbaum…

by Dianne Boate

… for once again transporting all of us who love baking into the prospect of new realms of baking experience. Flavor, texture, method and yes, sexy appearances fill the pages of The Baking Bible , a brand new book of 105 recipes guaranteed to lure you right back into your kitchen to get out the ingredients and bake! Continue reading

Italian Cinema

EAT, DRINK & SEE FILMS: November 20-27, 2014

Drink and draw food

QUICK DRAW SF! Sketchgiving Food Event

A live drinks and draw event on Thursday. Each month, ten artists are selected to come enjoy happy hour and draw, then sell their creations on the “art wall” available on the cheap. Continue reading


Critics Corner: FOXCATCHER

Read two critical perspectives on Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, 2014), by Marc Huestis and Dennis Harvey. Foxcatcher opens in San Francisco on Friday, November 21 and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, November 28.

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Mike Nichols and Whoopi

Two Cinema Giants Leave the Scene

by Gary Meyer

Mike Nichols passed away this morning. It was shock because he has been so vibrant. Not everything he directed was great but when you look at the body of work for film, stage and television, it is an impressive list of many superb works that any artists would be proud to have created. Continue reading