Married …with dinner chronicles the continuing adventures of a couple of San Francisco food dorks. Cameron and Anita are both professional writers, amateur cooks, cocktail geeks, and avid diners.
Administrative questions or problems? Send an e-mail to chef-at-marriedwithdinner-dot-com.
Comments about comments: We love to hear from artisans, authors, and other folks who make their living playing with their food. But we must insist that you keep comments on-topic — we will delete comments that are commercial, promotional, or otherwise spam-like.
However, if you have something to contribute to the discussion, please do provide a link to your site in the comment URL field — we do want to see what you’re working on! Or, drop us a note at the address above and let us know you’d like us to check out your product or service; if we like it, we might just write about it. But don’t abuse the comments field.
Also, we encourage discussion… even dissent. But please keep your remarks civil. We really hate to delete comments, but we’ll do it in a hot second if we find your remarks offensive, rude, or unnecessarily personal.
We’ve implemented spam-prevention software, which should remain invisble to most users. At the worst, you may get a challenge question now and again, especially if your comment includes multiple links and/or is posted from an IP address that’s ever been flagged as a spam source. (Apologies to those on Earthlink and AOL, specifically.) If you post a comment that you don’t see pop up on the site in due time — or if you get sick of dealing with the challenge question — please drop us a note and we’ll add you to our preapproved commenters list.
A snapshot of our photo guidelines: We’re happy to share our photographs for non-commercial use, provided that you ask and receive permission first. If you don’t ask prior to use, please don’t be upset when we ask you to remove our copyrighted work from your site; we will not grant permission retroactively.
We’re open to licensing photography at reasonable rates for commercial purposes — this includes blogs that earn revenue via Google AdSense or other means, or promote a business venture in any way. If we send you a photo directly for use in a meme or event roundup, we’re granting you one-time use of the image on your own site, provided you link back to the participating post.
In the spirit of full disclosure: Unless otherwise noted, all meals, drinks, and other products mentioned on the blog were paid for by the authors. In the rare instance where we have an affiliation with a business or any of its principals, we will note that relationship.
To our PR and Marketing colleagues: Please take moment to read (at least) the last 10 posts to figure out what MWD is all about; that’s really all it should take to get the basics. If you can’t be troubled to read a little of our work, why should we bother with yours?
We love to write about: Local/seasonal/ethical food, cooking without convenience products, well-made cocktails (at home or in bars), Bay Area dining, and the occasional food-related experience further afield.
We don’t promote other site’s contests or third-party promotions; we rarely offer prize give-aways. We are not a food-events news site: We do not cover events that we are not personally attending. We never use or recommend national brands when a locally made alternative exists. We don’t purchase, eat, or recommend factory-farmed meat, eggs, or dairy and/or products with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial trans-fats.
If you are promoting a product, venue, or event that fits within our parameters, drop us a note. We can’t promise coverage — especially not positive coverage — in exchange for samples or comps, but we do evaluate everything we’re sent and filter it into the mix as our editorial needs warrant.
Pitches that fail to grasp these basics will be deleted and/or circulated to other bloggers for merciless ridicule. And don’t be surprised when we forward your badly targeted pitch to your client or your boss, pointing out that your PR skills are sadly lacking.