Well, Frozen for Easter, natch, but check out BIG BINKS for $20:
Of course nothing matches Diva da’ Bunny an Dude da’ Bunny from The Aughts, from the Time Before the Millionaires of NoPA, and the Millionaires of NoPNA
Remember, “BLING! BLING!”
As promised, here’s Katie Couric’s postcard to the 415, recorded inside a minivan as she was heading down to SFO a few days back:
Now I’ll tell you, I haven’t seen Diva and Dude lately, but I still have time to find them.
Lucky Supermarket, Fulton Street, Western Addition, San Francisco, California, USA:
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I still have time…
That’ll keep me busy, so I’ll let Academia do all the heavy lifting:
“First, notice that the bunnies are gendered. “Diva Da’ Bunny” is a movie star (Bling! Bling!) and Dude Da’ Bunny likes to jam to his ipod, play video games, and ogle girl bunnies. Notice also how the dude bunny, with his giant gold medallion and hip hop clothes, is charactered as urban or “street,” maybe even Black. Do kids these days need to be bribed with gendered and racialized caricatures to get them to eat chocolate!? Somehow I doubt it.”
Closing with a scene from Dude’s one-man-show.
These days the factory’s gone, but Hershey’s says it’s making the same old stuff in Indiana on a national scale. OK fine.
Anyway, over the weekend, celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner was on hand at the Ferry Building to offer Scharffen Berger Chocolate cooking tips and also to promote a contest. See below.
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Always with the liquid nitrogen:
If you’re into this kind of stuff, check the CEUSA sched.
All the deets:
Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Baking Classes w/ Alice Medrich & Elizabeth Falkner
Saturday, October 8, 2011 – 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Maker Hosts Two Very Special FREE Baking Classes at Ferry Building Marketplace on Saturday, October 8
To launch the “Elevate a Classic Dessert with Scharffen Berger® Chocolate” Contest, Scharffen Berger® Chocolate Maker is hosting two FREE baking classes for baking and chocolate enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Classes, respectively led by two of San Francisco’s most prominent pastry chefs and baking experts, are open to the public with RSVP as space is limited.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
4:30pm-5:30pm: Chocolate Cream Pie with Cinnamon & Ancho Chile with Alice Medrich
Alice Medrich is an award-winning, best-selling cookbook author and one of country’s foremost experts on chocolate and chocolate desserts.
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Chocolate Gelato Sundae with Chocolate Cake Crumbles and Marshmallow Cream with Chef Elizabeth Falkner
Elizabeth Falkner is the Owner and Executive Chef of Orson Restaurant and Citizen Cake, and a star of The Next Iron Chef.
CUESA Kitchen in the Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Oh dear, I guess Carolyn Alburger already posted a photo of those famous Bushi-Tei chopsticks, you know, the ones so unique that high-end diners swipe them. So, I’m not really adding anything here:
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(Honestly, I missed the photo that she posted. Don’t know how that happened…)
Darn, this means that I’m just another free-loading internet wantrepreneur, another aggregator.
So, I guess alls that left to do is send out a misleading, hyped-up, SEO-optimized, Huffington Post-style Tweet and then I’ll watch the $$$ roll in…
No, I can’t do it! I gots to add value before this post is done.
Let’s see here, Bushi Tei’s chopsticks look like Harry Potter wands, like mini-Elderwands. (There, I’ve started the rise from mere internet wantrepreneur, mere aggregator, up to the lofty perch of blogger, of content creator. Hurray! Whew, that was close.)
But wait, there’s more.
OMG, handmade Pocky!
“Chocolate Pot de Creme – Blackberry and Elderflower: Handmade Pocky” by Pastry Chef Yuko Fujii:
These Pockies are the cutest things I’ve seen since those mini choco burgers that Spork gives you to ease the pain right at the time you realize you dropped $80-something at a revamped KFC. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. And, last I heard, their Original Recipe Pull Apart Rolls with whipped honey butter and sea salt are still free, price on the menu is listed as $0.00. Hurray! Oh yes, please don’t steal Spork’s hefty, metal, straight-outta-Pusan sporks neither.)
I was going to save these Pockies for another post, but I sure don’t want anybody to call me the “A-word.”
Anyway, bushi tei is swinging for the fences up there on Post Street – I mean, they had a Michelin star(!) for a while, right? (And let me tell you, you won’t find too many of those in District 5, let me tell you.)
And now, bushi-tei has a new chef, I understand, so who knows what the future will bring.
Once again, it‘s on.
Here’s what it looked like last year:
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And here’s somebody’s shot from 2008. (Not sure if you can get your body painted if you show up in a bathing suit but, you know, anything’s possible…}
All the deets:
“The lips of Bay Area food and wine lovers are again tingling in anticipation and excitement as TasteTV prepares for the return of the 5th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on April 17th, www.SFChocolateSalon.com.
An unforgettable chocolate stimulus for their tastebuds, chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts will taste & enjoy the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.
Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, International CHOCOLATESALON participants include over 50 master chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans.
The 5th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include The Tea Room chocolate, Guittard Chocolate Company, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Plumeria Flours, Saratoga Chocolates, Choclatique, DivineChocolate, Landru Chocolates, Alter Eco Fair TradeChocolate, Goat Milk Candy Company, Snake & Butterfly, Clarine’s Florentines, Salt Side Down Chocolates, Dolce Bella Chocolates and Cafe, Neo Cocoa, Fabrica de ChocolateMomotombo, CocoTutti, Her Coconess Confections, Marti Chocolatt, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Gateau et Ganache, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, Vice Chocolates, Socola Chocolatier, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Cacao AtlantaChocolate Co., William Dean Chocolates, Seattle ChocolateCompany, Jade Chocolates, Kika’s Treats, CJ’s Toffee and Toppings, Valrhona Chocolates, Pure Dark, Taza Chocolate, 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, New Tree, Madecasse, Sterling Confections, Lulu’sChocolate, Quady Winery, Punk Dog Wines, Sol Rouge / Winery Collective, Greater Purpose, The Winery SF, and the East Bay Vintner’s Alliance, including R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Wine Company, Respite Wines, and more.
NEW CELEBRITY SPEAKER ADDED
Q&A with a Chocolate Master, Chef Stephen Durfee of the Culinary Institute of America, and contestant on the Food Network’s “World Chocolate Masters” (12:45 PM)
IN THE NEWS
This week catch chocolatier Jim Martin of Sterling Chocolates on the Food Network’s program, “Kid in a Candy Store” (“Whimsical Chocolates” episode). Also on television, Bill Brown of William Dean Chocolates is once again on HSN (see previous video)
Advance Tickets available through April 16th for 25 USD, while quantities last. (Tickets are 30 USD at Door) at www.SFChocolateSalon.com.
UPCOMING CHOCOLATE SALONS
To view a schedule of other upcoming TasteTV Chocolate Salons in Seattle, Napa, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and more, go to www.LuxuryChocolateSalon.com
See you there!