Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake!

By Jeff Parsons I have posted before about my first attempt at a gluten-free, sugar free, grain-free chocolate cake. It’s actually one of my favorite chocolate cakes of all time. At a recent party, guests were surprised how moist the cake was. We continue to use this cake for dessert as part of a ramen-making class…

Celebrating a Birthday with a Ramen Noodle Party!

In traditional Asian culture, a birthday celebration often includes a great bowl of noodles. The long strands of unbroken noodles symbolize long life. Recently, we were honored to host Niki’s birthday at her beautiful home in Oakland with our  “Story of Ramen” event. Her spouse Dani organized this event as a surprise birthday for her….

How to Eat Ramen Noodles And Other Interesting Ramen Facts

First, before we talk about how to eat your ramen, let’s dive into a little history. With its roots as a Chinese noodle dish, ramen spread to Japan and integrated with the local food-culture. In 1859 Japan opened its ports to the world, bringing in linguistic interpreters from China and Western countries. Foreign settlements were…

Foreign Cinema – More than a Show!

You can’t walk into Foreign Cinema in Mission and not be impressed with the size and scope of the restaurant tucked amid some cramped quarters in other parts of the neighborhood.

Five Things to Know When Visiting Tartine Bakery and Cafe

About that visit to Tartine Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission/D0lores District, a friend asked, “Was it worth the wait?” “Without a doubt, 100% yes.” This is one of those places that gets attention for its immaculately prepared food. Such great attention to detail and expert execution of some of the best pastries and…