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King Tsin - Under New Management [Berkeley]

We went last week for dinner and thought the new menu was very interesting and the dishes we tried were all very good. We thought the salt and pepper chicken and fried rice were especially well done

Dec 09, 2013
MarniW in San Francisco Bay Area

Opinions about new chicken vendor at Ferry Plaza - Mountain Ranch?

One of the best San Francisco Ferry Farmers Market vendors ever!! I really recommend the Mountain Ranch chickens, stock, and all their other products. I have been buying their chickens and stock for more than two years and everything from their ranch is spectacularly fresh and extra delicious. We just cooked one of their chickens for a picnic and everybody loved it. And we had their tamales for dinner last night and they were wonderful, fresh, and flavorful. Honestly, their chickens are the best I have ever tasted and I am very picky about the quality of the ingredients I use in cooking. It is a little more expensive, but it is worth it for this level of quality and the ranchers are very nice people.

Oct 12, 2010
MarniW in San Francisco Bay Area

Charred Eggplant Salad

Hi Burt,

It is interesting to hear about all the different versions of eggplant salad. I haven't tried using red peppers in it, but it sounds good. It also sounds like we come from the same kind of culinary background. I know exactly the kind of chopping bowl and chopper with a curved blade you mean, since I learned to use one from my grandparents and I still think it is the best tool for some kinds of recipes.

Sep 11, 2009
MarniW in Recipes

Charred Eggplant Salad

This salad is just like the Romanian Eggplant Salad that my grandmother always used to make. If you can't grill the eggplant on the bbq outside, be prepared for a smokey, smelly kitchen, but the salad is so wonderful tasting that it is worth it.

Apr 27, 2007
MarniW in Recipes