Dog trainer Francis Metcalf, who lives in Oakland, usually makes videos of dogs and writes about them on his website, Bay Area Dog Trainer. He recently took a detour to shoot a fun and unusual glimpse of Chez Panisse.

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Frances Dinkelspiel (co-founder) is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California,...

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  1. Very enjoyable video! My friend and I were once at the restaurant when people were invited to saunter through the kitchen during dinner and it was a thrilling experience!

  2. Chez Panisse seems to have no secrets in their food prep area; they allowed my wife and I to saunter through the kitchen area and watch the food being prepared. For me, an amateur chef, it was quit fun. Nt surprised that a fellow was allowed to shoot video. Hey! I saw that Malaysian woman prepping desserts in there, too!

  3. Sure those aren’t dogs? Perhaps he is keeping his camera in tune by shooting non-moving dogs…