Archive for November, 2006

Deux Ans et Demi en France!

Deux Ans et Demi en France!

| November 11, 2006 | 5 Comments

Autumn harvest from the market ~ potimarron, squash, pomegranates, persimmons and little green kiwai How six months morphed into thirty months is more than my little brain can comprehend. When I set out on this culinary adventure with one duffel bag, three pairs of shoes (including my cooking clogs) and my precious set of knives, […]

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Check, Please! Bay Area Season 2: Episode 7

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 2: Episode 7

| November 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area is KQED’s local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants. Visit the Check, Please! Bay Area blog to experience the restaurants from Season 2 Episode 7: 1) Shalizaar: | restaurant information | reviews | recipe 2) South Park Cafe: | restaurant information | reviews 3) Forbes Island: | restaurant information […]

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Drink by the Book

Drink by the Book

| November 8, 2006 | 1 Comment

There are a whole crop of wine books out right now. Here is my guide to the current harvest: For the Oenophile Anthony Dias Blue’s Pocket Guide to WineIf you don’t know what oenophile means, this book is probably not for you. It is less a guide to wines, than a guide to wineries. Divided […]

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Links Around the Bay

Links Around the Bay

| November 7, 2006 | 2 Comments

San Francisco Gourmet was one of several bloggers who attended “Inside the Kitchen” — a culinary event held at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay several weeks ago. In his most recent post, SF Gourmet talks about William Werner, pastry chef for the Ritz and its’ flagship restaurant Navio. … a young pastry chef, perhaps […]

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Fatted Calf’s Heritage Red Wattle Smoked Pork Chops

Fatted Calf’s Heritage Red Wattle Smoked Pork Chops

| November 5, 2006 | 3 Comments

What happens when you get something in your email inbox that says “Heritage Red Wattle Smoked Pork Chops” will be at your local market in a few days? Besides moving all around in your desk chair so it looks like you have ants in your pants, feel your mouth water uncontrollably, and resist the urge […]

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A Chocolate Conundrum

A Chocolate Conundrum

| November 4, 2006 | 5 Comments

Willy Wonka’s in da’ house! It’s that time of year again… the fabulous, and now worldwide, Salon du Chocolat. Picture a convention center. Then picture a convention center filled with chocolate. There you have the Salon du Chocolat. On Monday, I trekked across town to the Paris Expo to taste chocolate from the global greats […]

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St. George Spirits & Hangar One Vodka Open House

St. George Spirits & Hangar One Vodka Open House

| November 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

I know where I’m spending my Sunday afternoon. I’ll be sipping spirits, tasting mini-cocktails, and eating yummy nibbles at St. George Spirits in Alameda. Well, actually that’s not entirely true. That is what YOU get to do if you attend St. George’s annual Holiday Open House. I’ll be the one behind the bar, pouring those […]

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Check, Please! Bay Area Season 2: Episode 6

Check, Please! Bay Area Season 2: Episode 6

| November 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area is KQED’s local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants. Visit the Check, Please! Bay Area blog to experience the restaurants from Season 2 Episode 6: 1) Pacific Cafe: | restaurant information | reviews | recipe 2) China Village: | restaurant information | reviews | recipe 3) Chez Nous: | […]

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Mountain View Farmers’ Market

Mountain View Farmers’ Market

| November 2, 2006 | 1 Comment

In an area where we have one of the world’s renowned farmers’ markets, it is easy to overlook neighborhood markets. But the truth is that often we don’t have the time or the will to elbow through the crowds at the Ferry Building. On the weeks when you’d like to avoid the weekend farmers’ market […]

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Cook by the Book: The Improvisational Cook

Cook by the Book: The Improvisational Cook

| November 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

I’ve never really understood people who say they can’t cook. After all, as long as you understand how to follow directions in a recipe, you can cook. Once you know the basic techniques, you can read a recipe to make sure you have all the ingredients and equipment and off you go. Recently I was […]

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