Archive for Category: "Food For Thought"

Charles Phan Live from Kanbar Hall

Charles Phan Live from Kanbar Hall

In conversation with Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco editor for Tasting Table Chef Charles Phan is the owner and chef of the Slanted Door, one of our city’s most beloved restaurants. Opinionated and chatty, Phan shared his insights into the economics of the restaurant business as well as what it was like opening the original Slanted […]

Chef Thomas Keller Live from Kanbar Hall

Chef Thomas Keller Live from Kanbar Hall

In conversation with Food Critic Michael Bauer  Chef Thomas Keller may be the best restaurant chef in the country with his award-winning restaurants The French Laundry and Per Se.  As one of the highlights in our Food for Thought series, the event was sold-out months in advance.  In a revealing and candid conversation with our […]

Lucky Peach Live from Kanbar Hall

Lucky Peach Live from Kanbar Hall

Lucky Peach, the irreverent food quarterly out of McSweeney’s is the hottest thing in food journalism. Every issue tackles a theme so for this live version, we took on the theme of “Fish Out of Water” and invited three chefs to discuss what it’s like to cook the food you wouldn’t expect them to cook, […]

Eric Asimov Live From Fisher Family Hall

Eric Asimov Live From Fisher Family Hall

New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov says there’s something wrong with how our culture approaches wine.  We have become subject to the “tyranny of the tasting notes,” think that we need to read books before we drink it and need classes on “wine appreciation.” This malarkey is based on our fear of making a […]