Friday, October 30, 2009

Bagel Mondays @ Sour Flour Lab

Danny from Sour Flour has a great passion for baking. He is working on giving away one thousand loaves of free bread baked fresh from his home kitchen. He also gives free baking classes. I spent a couple of Monday mornings in the Sour Flour lab baking bagels with Danny. The bagels are very good. He is steady honing his system everyday in the Sour Flour Lab.

Sour Flour gives away free bagels every Monday. Contact for more info.

Tune: Cracklin' Bread by Dave Hamilton

Tune: I'm Gonna Be A Fool Next Monday by Kitty White

Tune: La Dieta Del Pan by Temperamento Feat Kufa Castro

Tune: Ya Viene El Lunes by Coco Band

Free Murat


Tunes: Freedom 4 pack

Monday, October 26, 2009

Agua del Rio

Bridging the gap from Oakland to Senegal via Cuba and Centroamérica
Santero's new video

Agua del Rio by Santero ft Krudas Cubensi, Femi & Omega

From the album El Hijo de Obatala

Behind the scenes at the video shoot

Thursday, October 22, 2009

these are a few of my favorite things

Tune: My Favorite Things by John Coltrane

brussels sprouts
tajines cooked in tajines
hard knock radio
jj on the radio
Cover to Cover with Jennifer Stone
grinders grooveyard
slim and slam
old school hip hop
new hip hop that doesn't suck
brown butter
homemade ice cream sandwich
Django Reinhardt
old records
old radios
old record players
hand made tortillas
old cufflinks
slow braised ras al hanout lamb
avocado shakes
fresh coconuts from the tree
big waves
burdock tea
genmaicha tea
fried plantains
tom waits
Cafe Siam and the Dragons Den
tea leaf salad
24th street
bernal hill
el barrio de Triana, Sevilla
Chimayo, New Mexico
Sasoon docks, Mumbai
Malvan coast of Maharashtra
Thelonious Monk
dried mango
Moped rides through rice fields of Goa
high dives
Dim sum that is not greasy
pizza that is greasy
cheap pizza
fancy pizza
Yumma's Jerusalem wrap on Irving street
Monterey market
shazam iphone app
de la soul
bademiya and thumbs up
balmy alley
The Graue Mill
Earl Grey
Camaron de La Isla
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
pea shoots
Theme for the Eulipians
The Italian citrus grower stand at the Alemany Farmers Market
Pupusas at Alemany Farmers Market
Pambazos at El Huarache Loco

Tune: My Favorite Things (Acapella) by The Supremes

Tune: My Favorite Things by Rahsaan Roland Kirk & The Vibration Society

Tune: ??Roland Kirk Dedication?? by ???? via the singleman affair

Tune: Theme for the Eulipians by Rahsaan Roland Kirk is a very very very nice song.
Tune: Haunted Feelings by Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Tune: Echoes Of Primitive Ohio And Chili Dogs by Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Don't forget to swing by The Secret Alley's Between the Streets party this weekend. I will be making food outside on Friday alongside the Pizza Hacker and on Saturday night I will be taking over the kitchen for some very special creations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Favorite Things

Best defunct restaurant of all time: Flying Saucer
Places I am excited to try out: Coi, Aziza, Contigo, Neela's
Favorite neighborhood eats: Blue Plate, Front Porch, Emmy's Spaghetti Shack, El Zocolo, Angkor Borei
Place I am embarrassed to say I have never been to after nearly ten years in Bernal Heights: Liberty Cafe. {but Liberty Bakery's back cottage has been my peaceful retreat for years}
~quick: Arinell and Marcellos
~relax and enjoy: Pizzetta 211, Pizzeria Picco, Pauline's Pizza, Pizza Hacker
Mexican: Deja Vu, Poc Chuc, Nopalito, Pancho Villa, Papalote, La Oaxaquena
Outdoor beer garden that isn't Zeitgeist and used to be a waky sushi place: Cafe Parague
Best place for maduros, thick tortillas and black beans: Palacio Latino
Food for the soul: Minako

Tune: My Favorite Ladies by Clutchy Doom

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nicole LoBue at Mission Street Food

Unless you are a fancy pants big wig or close friend, you probably have never had the chance to sample any cuisine from LoBue Events {I happen to be both, haha}

Well now is your big chance.

Don't miss Nicole at Mission Street Food this Thursday.

Tune: Fancy Footwork (Toy Selectah Raverton remix) by Chromeo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Upcoming events:

Saturday October 17th Indian Cooking Class Jharna's Kitchen

October 23rd and 24th Secret Alley "Between the Streets"
Look for the Soul Cocina Bhel Puri stand on Saturday at the San Francisco Lit Crawl

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Got Free?

Free Farm Stand in the Mission.
Free Bread
Free Bhangra Classes {a little late on this one}
Mandeep Sethi from the Non Stop Bhangra crew reppin the Bay.

And get ready San Francisco as the most beloved dapper Desi dancefloor dude, the homie Deepak, along with some other local cool cats kick off a party in the city for all the people. Dhoom Unlimited

Tune: Freedom Blues by Little Richard

Tune: Freedom by Jurassic 5

Tune: This Feeling by Julius Brockington

Tune: Free Tempo - ?

Tune: Meta Guacha by Damas Gratis

And here is a free mix from DJ Rajah

Tune: Ensalada Tropical Mix by Rajah

Barbwire - Nora Dean
La Perra - Alejo Duran
Madame Calalu - Cortijo y su Combo con Ismael Rivera
El Costo E'La Vida - Kimia Eve
El Costo De La Vida - Juan Luis Guerra
La Vida Vale La Pena - Petrona Martinez
La Vida Vale La Pena - Uproot Andy mix
Cuka Isso - Batida f. Ikonoklasta
Etnico Style (Original bimix) - Dj Koos y Makency DJ
Manuelita [Uproot Andy & Geko Jones Remix} - Etelvina Maldonado
Cuando Hay Guerrapella - Los Rakas & Stereotyp
Pon Lo Patra - El Chireno
Ze Bula {Chief Boima Remix} - Figura
Kuff Kumbia - Shelly Thunder {Sabo Cumbia Mix}
Can't Stop Now feat. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell - Major Lazer

Etelvina Maldonado singing in the kitchen

Cupcakin' w/ Mandy

Tune: Ice C.R.E.A.M. Paint Job (b.cause wu-mix) by Wu Tang vs Dorrough Music

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