Archive for February, 2008

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Report

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Report

| February 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

Wanna know how cold it was. Too frigid for apples. One farmer stood in the cold; when a hearty customer arrived, she would bang on the truck door. Her partner, with the better end of the deal, would pass along a bag from the stash. Cold.- “Vital Information”, regarding an Ann Arbor, MI farmers market […]

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GOOD: The Food Issue

GOOD: The Food Issue

| February 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

With a decidedly new take on the happy meal, the folks over at GOOD have filled their upcoming March/April issue with stories and photos about food along with their usual provocative round-up of art, politics and culture from around the world. Excellent visual design and a refreshingly straight-forward take on sustainability distinguish their pages. My […]

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Dinner for a Crowd — Roasted Chicken and Italian Sausage

Dinner for a Crowd — Roasted Chicken and Italian Sausage

| February 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I was a kid, my mom would make these fabulous and enormous dinners when family and friends came to our house. She’d work for two days making heaping piles of meatballs, stuffed artichokes, baked ziti, eggplant Parmesan, and a host of other delicious Italian dishes. I loved all these dishes (and still do) but […]

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Joys of Jell-O

Joys of Jell-O

| February 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

The title says it all. There is a world of joy in Jell-O-making. I picked up this treasure written in 1963 at a garage sale years ago. I had always meant to prepare the recipes from it but, invariably, I’d just dust it off every once in a while to giggle over the saturated color […]

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Leftover Mash = Potato Bread

Leftover Mash = Potato Bread

| February 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

After our wild night of haggis, neeps, and tatties, we had a least half a stockpot full of my husbands’ famous, delicious, light and fluffy mashed potatoes. The only reason they hadn’t been demolished during our Burns Night feast is because we stowed them away on top of the fridge and promptly forgot about them […]

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New Healthy Cookbooks

New Healthy Cookbooks

| February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Not so long ago it was believed that low-fat diets were the way to go. It seemed if you could just cut out the fat, you could lose weight and be healthy. But nutrition is science and science changes with the times. Fat is no longer vilified. Though for a while, carbohydrates were the enemy. […]

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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine – The French Culinary Institute

The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine – The French Culinary Institute

| February 5, 2008 | 2 Comments

I could have saved $40,000 and 6 months, endless cuts and burns, bad hair days, bruised egos, fashion disasters, gas that could peel the paint off the side of a barn, and having cats follow me home because I smelled like a mackerel! If I’d only waited 5 years… Y’all have heard me prattle on […]

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Luxor Cab Ruined My Dinner

Luxor Cab Ruined My Dinner

| February 4, 2008 | 7 Comments

You know the old saying: “It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive”? Well, that’s literally true when you’re dining out in San Francisco and relying on taxi service. Forget about the cab being on time, most of the time you just hope it shows up at all. My husband and I MUNI’d for […]

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Resist the Box: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Resist the Box: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

| February 3, 2008 | 5 Comments

Before I start talking about Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, I wanted to say hello and introduce myself, as I’m a new blogger on BAB. I am a writer, editor, and mother of two 7-year old twin girls. I am also obsessed with food and so spend a lot of time thinking about what to feed […]

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Eating Space: Food in the Open

| February 2, 2008 | 2 Comments

I’ve always wondered why street food was not as popular in the US. And then I started trying to understand health codes, land use policy, business permits, tax laws, risk management briefs, and sidewalk obstruction ordinances. I soon lost my appetite. The confusion was enough to make me give up on ever enjoying hot rice […]

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Welsh Rabbit, Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rabbit, Welsh Rarebit

| February 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Always searching for a happy, late-night snack, I recently turned my attention to Welsh Rarebit, primarily because I’d never had it before. I’m not Welsh. I’d heard tell of rarebit, garnering sufficient information to know that rabbit meat was not involved, yet not enough to understand that this was not some vegetarian variation on S. […]

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