On Sunday, June 29, The San Francisco Chronicle will launch its new Food+Home section, combining the previous Food & Wine and Home & Garden sections into a “more robust 16-plus page lifestyle section.”
Longtime restaurant critic Michael Bauer and wine editor Jon Bonné will take on greater roles in the section, with new content and a longer format that will allow a deeper exploration of Bay Area food and leisure culture.
The newly designed section will include expanded restaurant coverage, from lesser-known ethnic restaurants to trendy pop-ups, a new generation of Chronicle writers and guest editors including Jonathan Kauffman and John Birdsall, recipes and technique tips “with a local slant,” coverage of local food issues, and reporting on home design as it relates to the Bay Area.
The first edition of Food+Home, available this Sunday, will feature an essay on the Albariño grape from Jon Bonné, a look at chef David Barzelay’s transition from his popular underground pop-ups to a brick and mortar restaurant in Lazy Bear 2.0 from Jonathan Kauffman, and a review of Archetype from Michael Bauer.
Kitty Morgan, The Chronicle's assistant managing editor, told The Daily Meal that the Sunday section will continue to include reviews from Bauer wine writing from Bonné and more covergage of spirits and beer. The section will also expand coverage of restaurants as features and briefs, and a second page of restaurant coverage in a new Forager section.
On Monday, June 30, Chronicle editors will host a discussion with readers on Twitter, from noon to 1 p.m. Follow #TasteSF to submit questions and participate in the session.
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.