The secret to a legit Cacio e Pepe, according to Locanda, is boiling the pasta in a pot, then transferring to a sauté pan for the majority of the cooking. The starchy water will recoat the pasta as it cooks, which creates a luxurious, silky effect without needing to use butter, cream, or any other sacrilegious add in. Try it for yourself.
April may be winding down, but the events are heating up.
7x7's Friendly Guide to Cannabis: Get Cultured at the Bay Area's Ganja Dinners, Festivals, Exhibits, Yoga Classes + 420 Games
Experiences are the new commodity, and the cannabis world is getting in on the action. As pot goes mainstream, devotees are coming out of the shadows to share herb together over a host of fun activities—yoga and fitness, salons and suppers, film festivals and even museum exhibitions. There's much to do here in the capitol of cannabis. Here's a start.
When a massive earthquake struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, the city was rocked by a 42 second blast, followed by aftershocks. Although the earthquake was strong, it is estimated that 90% of the damage to the city was caused by 30 massive fires that erupted from ruptured gas lines moments after the initial quake. Unfortunately along with broken gas lines were broken water mains, which meant firefighters were dealing with a serious shortage of water to combat the, literally, burning city.
The martini: the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet. ~H.L. Mencken
On a grey afternoon in Oakland, I'm headed toward Stanford Avenue in Emeryville to pick up a dinner I had ordered online. Rather than using Caviar or Munchery, or one of the many on-demand meal service apps meant to have your dinner ordered, delivered, and eaten within an hour, I opted for a home-cooked meal (Cá Kho Tộ, a traditional Southern Vietnamese dish, to be exact) that must literally be picked up from someone else's home.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
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