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10 Reasons to Hella Love Food in Oakland Right Now

Also, "hella" is Bay Area slang. So, totes appropes.

10 Reasons to Hella Love Food in Oakland Right Now

"Cut the 'gritty' crap," indeed. Thank you. Finally. A great article about the Oakland food scene that focuses on the food and the chefs who work their magic in a city that manages to rise above its problems.

Love and Offal: My Filipino Food Romance

Filipino food is "just not very sophisticated"? I beg to differ.

Dec 14, 2012
Mags25 in Features

Pete Wells Kneecaps Guy Fieri. Is This a New Era for Food Reviews?

I think you Pete Wells bashers are forgetting that THE MARSHMALLOWS TASTED LIKE FISH.

Nov 18, 2012
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How I Got Bad Ramen in Osaka

So Osaka didn't quite work out the way you thought. So what. You go back, armed with the information you have and the experiences you've accumulated, and eventually you'll find what you're looking for. It's part of the journey. I think some of the commenters are being pretty harsh and forgetting the whole point of your trip.

Oct 26, 2012
Mags25 in Features

Italian Jam Crostata

I just made this with some Fig Vanilla Port preserves I made earlier this summer. And then I died, because it was so. freakin. good. And EASY.

Sep 23, 2012
Mags25 in Recipes

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

I like to eat my hot dogs plain. Just a hot dog and a bun. I'm not sure I want to know what that says about me.

Jul 13, 2012
Mags25 in Features

The Diss, Updated: Calling Asian Food "Hipster"

If by "Asian Hipster Food," they mean "Asian food as mother cuisine," then I guess I could see the rationale behind the term, in that I-liked-Asian-food-before-it-was-cool kinda way. But if they're using the term to indicate that Asian food is a trend or a novelty, then I totally think that's inaccurate and a little offensive.

There's centuries behind Asian cuisine - it's not just some flash in the pan (pun intended). To call it some "hipster" phenomenon minimizes it and puts it on par with a social subculture most people roll their eyes at.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, John. I didn't know people were talking about Asian food in this way. I'm over here thinking, "FINALLY, Filipino food is getting some attention!"

PhuD4Thought - I took the point of John's article as him saying exactly what you're pointing out.

Jul 13, 2012
Mags25 in Features

Cakes in a Jar

I'm having a hard time visualizing how this cake works since there's no liquid? So it's not like a batter cake...I'm confused. Looks super tasty, though. Has anyone tried this yet?

Mar 22, 2012
Mags25 in Recipes

Why Chefs Sell Out

@mwest9: I couldn't have said it better myself. Totally agree with you.

Mar 14, 2012
Mags25 in Features