Welcome to our weekly roundup of the San Francisco Chronicle’s food section. Check back here during your afternoon coffee break for the Weeklies Over Coffee.
• The long-renowned, though recently maligned lard makes a comeback in the Bay Area and beyond. [Loving Lard]
• A feast from the Yucatan in your very own home. Step one: Get a bunch of achiote. [South to North: A Taste of the Yucatan — Banana Leaf Optional]
• Eggplant and its associates take over the farmers’ market. [Seasonal Cook]
• Chez Panisse chef David Tanis has a new book that focuses on simple recipes for the home chef. [Cook’s Books]