Archive for October 28th, 2010

Check, Please! Bay Area: Sichuan Fortune House, Manor Coffee Shop, L’Ardoise Bistro

Check, Please! Bay Area: Sichuan Fortune House, Manor Coffee Shop, L’Ardoise Bistro

| October 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

The tenth episode of the season features these restaurants: Sichuan Fortune House (Pleasant Hill), Manor Coffee Shop (San Francisco) and L’Ardoise Bistro (San Francisco).

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Light and Airy Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Light and Airy Butternut Squash Gnocchi

| October 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

I used to think gnocchi was difficult to make. After numerous attempts, it seemed almost impossible to achieve the light and delicate texture I desired. I tried using both potatoes and butternut squash, but the results were always disappointing: heavy and dense dumplings instead of the tender pillows I craved.

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