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Review: Zeni in San Jose

Review: Zeni in San Jose

I would imagine Ethiopia’s manner of dining to be a child’s dream: the food is eaten with the hands, one plate is filled with a variety of different foods and mixing things is encouraged.

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Tofu Misozuke in Silicon Valley

Tofu Misozuke in Silicon Valley

Tofu misozuke, miso-cured tofu, is a staple of izakayas in Japan but is virtually unknown in the United States. The tofu is aged for up to six months and tastes like a sharp, soft cheese.

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Thai Food in Santa Clara

Thai Food in Santa Clara

The area around Santa Clara boasts a number of excellent ethnic restaurants that draw lively crowds with canny combinations of good food, intriguing decor and reasonable prices. Our culinary correspondent on the scene, Eliza Lamson, sampled five of the best.

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Review: Asian Box in Palo Alto

Review: Asian Box in Palo Alto

These days, we seem to have more time for the latter than the former. Such is life in Silicon Valley. The trouble is that greasy, unhealthy, industrial fast food dominates the quick-meal landscape. But Palo Alto’s new Asian Box offers something different.

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San Jose Taco Festival

San Jose Taco Festival

Organizers of the San Jose Taco Festival on April 14 at History Park claim it will be Northern California’s largest taco truck festival. The event is being organized by Moveable Feast, a food truck event and catering company founded by Ryan Sebastian, the man behind Treatbot, San Jose’s own ice cream and karaoke truck.

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Chettinad Cuisine in Silicon Valley

Chettinad Cuisine in Silicon Valley

Chettinad, India, is synonymous with richly spiced dishes. The Chettinad families live along the coast in the Tamil Nadu state, near Chennai. The South Bay has America’s highest density of restaurants serving these southern Indian specialties. Avoiding them due to unfamiliarity would be a mistake.

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Food Forward to air on PBS

Food Forward to air on PBS

The road trip and the literal and figurative potholes we hit along the way are fading into memory, but Food Forward lives on. Next month, on April 9 at 7:30pm, KQED will air our first episode: “Urban Agriculture in America.” The show will play on PBS stations across the country for most of the month of April.

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Review: Gaku Yakitori

Review: Gaku Yakitori

The shoebox of a restaurant specialized in yakitori, charcoal-grilled skewers of meat, fish and vegetables. But in 2008, a fire in a Chinese restaurant next door damaged Sumiya, and the restaurant closed. Sumiya has since reopened on Homestead Road in Santa Clara, while Gaku opened on the site of the old Sumiya. For me, the new Gaku is better than the old Sumiya.

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Little Chef Counter in San Pedro Square

Little Chef Counter in San Pedro Square

There are cheese fries, and then there’s poutine—the French-Canadian gift to the world of hangovers. This simple dish consists of French fries layered with squeaky cheese curds and beef gravy. It seems predestined that Americans would revere this hypersaturated Montreal staple, yet the dish is virtually unknown in most of this country. And where it is popular, poutine bears a few “cosmopolitan” characteristics.

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Review: Pizza Bocca Lupo in San Jose

Review: Pizza Bocca Lupo in San Jose

Jenneke De Vries’ husband takes pizza very seriously. He was born in Naples to Dutch parents, and although he left Italy when he was still a young boy, he returned frequently to eat the city’s famed wood-fired bread creation. “He pretty much grew up on the pizza margarita,” she says. “He knows what he’s talking about.” Years later, living in Silicon Valley and working as a software engineer, he built a dome oven in his backyard so he could create thin-crust pizzas of his own.

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