The Chronicle Over Coffee

Welcome to another coffee-time glance at the San Francisco Chronicle food section. Start the day off right!

• The belle of this week’s food section is the humble bulgar, a Turkish favorite that could be due for a renaissance in the U.S. [Ancient grain for modern times]

• A new-ish book store features new and vintage cookbooks in Noe Valley. [At S.F. shop, cooks find pages from the past]

• Marion Nestle dispenses advice on how to open a picky eater’s horizons (hint: open your own). [Fussy eaters? They learn by example.]

• The tasting panel hearts apple butter by CMB Sweets. [Taster’s Choice]

• Michael Bauer gives Cafe Majestic three stars on a review update. [Cafe Majestic ready to be rediscovered]

Fringale chef John Marquez casts his gaze east for his first solo venture, Fish & Farm vet Charlie Kleinman will run the kitchen at the new Wexler’s, a barbecue joint slated for the old Les Amis space, and Miette joins up with the Bay Bread Group as it plans another opening. Meanwhile, a spate of closures all around the region keeps the industry forecast mixed. [Inside Scoop]

The Chronicle Over Coffee