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Matthew Kang

Matthew Kang

Find more of Matthew's writing on his blog, Mattatouille. Find him behind the Scoops Westside counter.

State of Specialty Coffee by Ric Rhinehart, SCAA Exec Director

There was one lecture at the 2012 SCAA convention that encapsulated the entire worldwide coffee industry in a broad sweep. Ric Rhinehart, a stately presence in the coffee world, represents a bit of the...

SCAA Product Review: Hario All-in-One Pourover Coffee Setup

The wonderful folks at Hario have listened to thousands of voices around the world, creating an all-in-one brewing setup that will warm the hearts of home brewers and baristas. The combination of this set...
Italian Cookbook

The Mozza Cookbook: Exploring Italian Cuisine from Crust to Crostini

There might be a number of reasons why people buy cookbooks, but I’d like to simplify them to just a few. First, you might buy them to learn about the recipes, to cook through...

A Matter of Service

Anyone who dines out knows that your final opinion about a place is so much more dependent on the kind of service you receive than the actual food on the plate. Unless you have...
Coffee Brewer

The Minimalist’s Coffee Brewer

The response to my previous post about doing good pourover coffee received pretty good attention, but I’ve still heard people say that it’s too tedious, and all of the equipment is expensive. I might...
Pork San Francisco

Recapping Cochon 555 San Francisco: The Best, The Grandest and The Most Ridiculous Pork Fest

If bacon is the new hipster food trend, then Cochon 555, a roving mega-food event featuring five chefs, five heritage breed pigs, and five wineries, is the Coachella of all food events. It’s the...