Mary Ladd

Mary Ladd is a freelance writer and event professional based in her hometown of San Francisco. Her writing has been featured in SF Weekly, Tasting Table, the San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere. She has shuttled Anthony Bourdain around town and mastered the art of properly loading a catering van in a flash. Mary has eaten the world’s hottest burger and loves to cook and eat. Follow her at @mladdfood
World of Doughnuts by Stephanie Rosenbaum

Explore the “World of Doughnuts” (& Vintage Cocktails) with BAB Contributor Stephanie Rosenbaum

The World of Doughnuts is vast and delicious. Doughnuts may initially seem like an American delight, but each culture around the world has tempting recipes that are included here: gulab jamun and jalebis (India), churros (Mexico), and banana-influenced sweeties from Guam. Mary Ladd learns that making these sweet treats at home can be fresh, easy and filling fun.

Chef Alex Ong. Photo courtesy of Betelnut Restaurant

Chef Alex Ong Leaves Betelnut after Twelve Years

Chef Alex Ong is leaving Betelnut Restaurant (also briefly known as Hutong) after twelve years of cooking there. The East Bay resident may not be cooking the famed Betelnut shredded chicken lettuce cup dish during his time off (just yet), but says he looks forward to being a dad and relaxing with his family. And yes, pizza is on his mind.


LGBT Pride Profile: Dining Around Radio Host Joel Riddell

It's been a big year for San Franciscan Joel Riddell, who won an IACP award for his Dining Around radio show and also had his longtime mentor, Gene Burns pass away. Riddell is a confidant to chefs, bold-faced wine and travel leaders and is the longtime partner to Robert Moon. Riddell shares his experiences of pride and homophobia within the culinary & media worlds.


LGBT Pride Profile: Punk Domestics Founder & Writer Sean Timberlake

June is LGBT Pride Month. There is so much energy focused on equal rights for the LGBT community right now, especially in CA. Punk Domestics (a site for DIY foodies) founder Sean Timberlake is a longtime San Francisco resident who has married his husband, dpaul brown a total of three times. Timberlake shares what it’s like to be out in the food blogging world as well as his picks on where to eat and drink.