Food news from around the web...
- The Philadelphia Daily News had a nice profile on Ruth Reichl this week.
- NotMartha blogged on some tempting holiday treat tools from the latest Williams-Sonoma catalog (3-D Reindeer gingerbread cookies. Seriously.)
- Last week I read about McDonalds courting soccer moms by upscaling all their interiors. This week, there was an interesting article about their food lab for developing regional menu items -- they must have hired a new PR firm or something. It would be really cool if McDonalds implemented some of the regional Asian food in SF, but I doubt they'll see the potential in doing so.
- The Slow Food event in Turin -- some day, I'm going to this.
- My local paper also gave a medium-warm review for PJ's Oysterbed -- one of my least favorite restaurants in the City. Seriously -- I love NOLA cuisine and was not impressed with the food, its prices, or the service. It appears the reviewer was not either, yet it's not a negative review. Very confusing.
- The Sunday and Thursday smaller farmers markets at the Ferry Building are ending, says the Chronicle, due to lack of participation/attendance. I went a few times to the Thursday evening market, but would rarely find something that called out to be taken home for dinner; you just need more options to tempt you.