Foodie families in the Bay Area have it good. Real good. You can eat cuisine from every corner of the globe and savor wonderful, fresh ingredients 365 days a year without having to trek farther than your own neighborhood. These tools and resources for cooking, eating and shopping make it easy to take your foodie game to a whole new level of delicious. Impress your friends by tracking down even the most elusive food truck, cooking like a genius, or planning the ultimate kid-friendly food adventure.
Get the scoop on healthy eating with the "Cooking with the Moms" podcast, a weekly show by nutritionist-mom hosts Liz and Janice. They combine healthful recipes makeovers with informative content on everything from incorporating whole grains and healthy fats into you diet, to immune system boosting foods and seasonal eating. They bring a parent's real-world perspective to meal and snack time and make learning about nutrition a whole lot of fun.
Some recipes manage achieve an epic level of greatness and you're likely to find many of them in the "Genius Food" section of the Food 52 website (like the "best lemon pudding you've ever had" lemon cream from San Francisco's own Tartine Bakery). In contrast to many sites that boast vast libraries of recipes, Food 52's editors have hand-picked a slim selection of classics which are guaranteed to rock your family table. The recipes featured here aren't about quick, easy weeknight cooking, but they will steer you in the right direction for special occasions or when the urge to channel your inner Top Chef strikes.
You've been there... in the middle of a baking project or trying to whip up dinner and you find you're missing a critical ingredient. Save yourself an emergency grocery store run by consulting the Smart Chef Substitutions app on your iPhone. You'll find hundreds of substitutions to save the day as well as variations for switching up your favorite everyday recipes.
A Little Yumminess (our blog), is all about taking your family on a food adventure through cooking and eating together. You'll find spiced-up family recipes to add to your cooking repertoire, kid-friendly food adventures around the Bay Area as well as a list of awesome foodie books for kids. This is the place to go when you want to find a recipe for "mom's biryani," a great picnic spot in San Francisco, or the inside scoop on where to try Taiwanese sno ice.
Take a trip around the world with your tummy and sample some of San Francisco's best bites by eating your way through the "92 Best Dishes in San Francisco" from SF Weekly's "Fresh Eats" column. You'll find a mix of classic kid food (think Challah from Destination Baking, Fatted Calf's Meatloaf Sandwich, and Sidekick's Chocolate Spritzer) and more than a few items to take your family into new territory (Bekyodo's Sakura Mochi, pupusas revueltas at La Santaneca, and Cinderella Bakery's pelmeni).
Dining from the city's ever growing fleet of food trucks is the perfect way to keep up with the latest foodie trends while conveniently avoiding the hassle of stroller navigation in crowded restaurants and mid-meal meltdowns. Lucky for us, chasing down even the most elusive food truck has just gotten easier. Consult San Francisco Cart Project's Street Food Finder any time of day or night to see who's open for business and where to track them down. You can even scan real-time twitter feeds to scope what's on the menu.
Sfoodie's 2012 Farmers' Market Schedule and Map is your one-stop website for tracking down the Bay Area's bounty at its freshest. We're fortunate enough around these parts to have a farmers' market to shop nearly every day of the week, so it's not much of a stretch at all to keep your kitchen stocked with the season's best. Those gorgeous summer cherries and straight-off-the-vine tomatoes will be popping up in a neighborhood near you.
Stacie Dong and Simran Singh are the moms behind A Little Yumminess, a family food blog where they share spiced-up recipes, hands-on activities and kid-friendly food adventures. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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