Rosetta Costantino on bringing Calabria to California

I was lucky to land a spot in one of the frequently sold-out Cooking with Rosetta classes in Emeryville last weekend-- and between all the slicing and dicing,  Rosetta Costantino agreed to answer a few questions for Became Today.

SFAppeal's Eve Batey on work, life and San Francisco

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal, the city's online newspaper. She's also an exceptionally engaging and interesting woman, and I was thrilled when she agreed to sit down with me for Became Today.

Think global, shop local

Obviously, buying stuff isn't the best or only way to give back-- but if you're going to shop anyway, it's nice to do it as conscientiously as possible. And SF's businesses have really stepped up to the plate to provide lots of cool ways to do just that.

"Please do not be cynical."

"All I ask is one thing, and this is-- I’m asking this particularly of young people that watch.

Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism; for the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere.

"I always tried to be fabulous."

I've heard stories about Roshambo, a quirky Sonoma winery an hour north of San Francisco. At their legendary parties, everyone gets dressed up and partakes in one of the most grown-up activities imaginable (wine tasting) while playing round after round of the quintessential kid's game (rock-paper-scissors.)

The Osha Thai sister act

The Chron published a fantastic article today about Osha Thai , the trendy locally-owned restaurant group that is opening its 7th location this week.

I had no idea the company was owned by two sisters who emigrated from Thailand and started Osha in the Tenderloin with a $30,000 investment-- while they were just in their 20s!

"You can't gloat when you're at the crest."

Poking around Pacific Heights this weekend, I came across "The New Fillmore," a new neighborhood newsletter.