Friday, January 21, 2011

Writings on the Wall: Video Edition

I know we usually run a picture of writing on a wall for our "Writings on the Wall" post at the end of every week, but this video of Elmo and White House Chef Sam Kass was too adorable to pass up. If you wait around until 1:40 or so, you can see Elmo do the "melon dance"!

One Step Closer to Commercial Urban Agriculture in San Francisco!

Back in December, outgoing mayor Gavin Newsom put forward a proposal that would ease the prohibitive licensing and zoning restrictions that currently make selling food grown within the city limits impractical. Now there is a new bill that would lower many of the barriers, but not quite low enough to put it within easy reach. Check the link above to see the SF Urban Agricultural Alliance's FAQ.

And hit the jump for White House dinner news, Korean Pizza Snacks, and a great food pun.
Chinese delegation requests American food for state dinner

Speaking of San Francisco mayors, our new (interim) mayor Ed Lee got to attend the President Obama's state dinner in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Word is the Chinese delegation specifically requested an all-American menu, and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses obliged, featuring lobster, steak, and apple pie with ice cream. Check out the details at the appropriately named Obama Foodorama.

We're famous(ish)

It's official, my mini-review of Korean pizza snacks made on my favorite non-guerrilla blog: Slice at SeriousEats! Enjoy our brief moment of fame, but don't bother trying the "mini-baguettes". They're really gross.

When you "Karo" too much

The Ethicurean celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday by sticking up for another victim of prejudice: corn syrup. At least in pecan pie!