Lovers of George R.R. Martin's book series Game of Thrones and avid watchers of the HBO show know that feasting is an important part of the conniving plotline (and often the locale for a central character's demise). While the fabled banquets have inspired recipe blogs, cookbooks, and even beer, San Francisco-based Guild of Cookery takes it one step further. The group of GoT-loving chefs recreate elaborate seven-course meals from the series pop-up style around the city.
Tall, blond, and brooding, Thomas Moller, 54, worked as an abstract painter and collage artist in New York City for 30 years before nabbing the prestigious position of director of art at The Battery, a San Francisco private social club.
Lauded by the New York Times for buying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg his “first” suit, former Facebook head of public relations Brandee Barker has since moved on to helm the communications consulting company, The Pramana Collective (whose name includes the Sanskrit word for knowledge).
It’s natural that local resin crafter Tina Frey, 46—renowned for her streamlined dishware, jewelry, and furniture—would draw inspiration from places. The lifelong globetrotter (her husband, Jochen, calls her a gypsy) was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Alberta, Canada, and abandoned plans to move to London to continue her lucrative career in finance.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
Sure, six million dollars is a little steep, but how can you turn away from your own sizable indoor lap pool, complete with cloud-painted ceiling? Never let Karl the Fog ruin your (indoor) summer plans, again!
As a little girl, Chef Hyunjoo learned to make Kimchi in the kitchen of her grandmother's small restaurant in South Korea. After moving to San Francisco in 2007, Hyunjoo worked at Aqua in the Financial District for two years before turning her grandmother's homemade recipe into her own company, Sinto Gourmet.
It all began with a simple call to action: What on Earth have you photographed? Featuring the work of award-winning nature, wildlife, and conservation photographers from around the world, Cal Academy's first major photo exhibit, BigPicture, celebrates Mother Nature's most stunning moments, ranging from jaw-dropping to harrowing.
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