Barnaby Dorfman

Founder & Chairman of Foodista.com. I love cooking, creating technology, and being a dad!

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August 7, 2008

As our readership has grown, a number of people have asked: "Beyond the blog, what are you building?" Well here's a bit more info for you curious folks... Foodista will: be a great place to learn...

July 10, 2008

Job Title: Web Designer Contract position About you You love to learn about food, discover new recipes, and cooking is a favorite pastime. You treasure your cookbook collection and keep expanding it...

May 28, 2008

Doesn't that sound wonderfully pretentious?!? Well that is what I was offered at a restaurant in Sausalito, which got me thinking I want to be able to do that at home. After a bit of research, I...

May 25, 2008

This year several U.S. states and Canada suspended salmon fishing and are having major trade talks over fishing quotas. There is generally a wild salmon crisis in the Pacific Northwest, the world's...

May 22, 2008

As part of our ongoing mission to share interesting facts, knowledge and people from the world of food, I recently interviewed Sam Spencer of Spencer Roloson Winery. Sam is an old friend who built...

May 19, 2008

Our regular readers have gotten used to a steady stream of photos and commentary on cooking, dining, and generally all things food. However, until now we've been pretty quiet about exactly what...

May 11, 2008

I love BBQ...chicken, steaks, burgers, chops, shrimp, you name it, but my favorite is barbecued pork ribs. I especially love it when the meat is falling off the bone tender with a smoky tangy sauce....

April 28, 2008

I worked as an Oyster Shucker at Taste Catering during college. One particularly memorable gig was an Apple Computer party held at the California Academy of Sciences aquarium. Our bar, complete with...

April 26, 2008

If you are like me, you may have assumed that the French Dip sandwich has it's origins in, well, France. Non! Eeet ees actually from...Los Angeles. Despite my images of Gallic housewives stewing...

April 24, 2008

Well...sorta... During our recent trip to Mexico, we discovered a new product: Agave Syrup. As our loyal readers will remember, tequila is distilled from fermented sugars of the Agave plant. This...

April 24, 2008

We're building some great tools for Food Bloggers and will be looking for people to help us test when we launch the private beta. In the meantime, we'll be in touch from time to time with new blog...

April 18, 2008

You only get one chance to make a first impression. It sounds trite, we've all heard it, but it's true. Unfortunately, it's a truism lost on many restaurateurs. I'm amazed at how many great...

April 14, 2008

Hard cider is a wonderful, bubbly and crisp drink with growing popularity in the United States. Made by fermenting fruit juice or cider, there is a whole new crop of high quality ciders coming on...

April 13, 2008

After graduating from high school I went to Madrid, Spain. I'd studied Spanish for 4 years and spent a summer living with a family in Mexico. When I arrived to attend the Universidad Complutense de...

April 9, 2008

takoyaki

Takoyaki is one of many Japanese foods that make average Americans cringe. Literally translated as "fried octopus," I love these little snacks that hail from Osaka. Made primarily of...

April 8, 2008

Bamboo is one of the most commonly used plants and in recent years new applications have exploded, including the use of it's fibers in textiles (I have a very nice bamboo t-shirt) and even bicycle...

March 30, 2008

No matter how hot and humid the weather, we are always drawn to the smell of freshly made tortillas in Mexico. While meandering around the old-town section of Puerto Vallarta, we happened upon "...

March 29, 2008

Since we are in Mexico, I thought it only proper that I dedicate at least one blog post to the venerable chili pepper. Here in Mexico you often hear the refrain "si no pica, no es comida," which...

March 28, 2008

I'm in Mexico on vacation and have been reflecting on that fact that I've spent of about 2 years of my life here altogether....boy has the country changed over those years! When I visited for the...

March 15, 2008

I just got back from South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. If you aren't familiar with SXSW, it's a 3-way combo festival and trade show for Music, Film, and the Internet. I was there with Kyte....

March 11, 2008

I recently had the opportunity to interview Craig Boreth, author of The Hemingway Cookbook. Here's a bit of our discussion... The Hemingway Cookbook is a favorite in my collection. I really love...

February 25, 2008

There was an interesting AP article today about insects as food, titled: "Researchers say bugs could ease famine." It chronicles a U.N. sponsored meeting of scientists in Thailand, where they eat...

February 23, 2008

Welcome to the first Foodista interview! In the future we plan to interview all kinds of people in the food world and share their experiences, ideas, and insights. Today we are starting with...

February 18, 2008

I've never been to Africa, much less Ethiopia, but Ethiopian cuisine is one of my favorites. The only thing that many Americans only know about Ethiopia, is that it had terrible famine in the 1980s,...

February 10, 2008

If you enjoy dessert wines, you may have wondered: What's the difference between Ruby and Tawny Port? Both are sweet wines from Portugal, the difference is that Tawny has been aged in oak barrels...

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