Archive for December, 2010

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

| December 17, 2010 | 12 Comments

These gluten-free gingerbread stars and ninjabread men are the cutest, tastiest gluten-free cookies you’ll see all year.

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10 Great Local Bay Area Holiday Chocolate Gifts

10 Great Local Bay Area Holiday Chocolate Gifts

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s not surprising that our home-grown chocolate shops all seem to use the highest quality ingredients, with many using organic local creams and butters alongside fruits and nuts purchased from nearby farmers. And, as all truffles should be, these confections are also made with trained and sure hands, often artistically sculpted or topped with elegant etchings. Overall, the chocolates and truffles produced locally use the finest ingredients, are superbly made and are lovely to look at.

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Elmo Loves Wasabi and More Food For Thought

Elmo Loves Wasabi and More Food For Thought

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Elmo loves wasabi,” said an unmistakable voice over the phone. “Do you know what wasabi is?”

Taking an invisible squeegee to the brain, we realized that this conversation was actually taking place. Elmo was on the other end of the line, explaining the difference between sometime foods and anytime foods, one of the big lessons of Sesame Street’s new initiative Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget.

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Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips with Lemon and Parmigiano

Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips with Lemon and Parmigiano

| December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips, inspired by Marlowe’s signature dish. Salty, crispy, flavorful, and best of all, a healthy dose of vegetables during this cookie-laden season.

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Cookie Decorating 101 with Miette

Cookie Decorating 101 with Miette

| December 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon had a chance to attend one of Miette’s consistently sold-out cookie decorating class. She’s back to report the tricks to creating gift-worthy sugar cookies at home.

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“San Francisco Eats” Exhibit at Main Library

“San Francisco Eats” Exhibit at Main Library

| December 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Anyone thinking that a California cuisine didn’t exist until Wolfgang Puck put smoked salmon on a pizza should head over to the San Francisco Main Library and get a mouth-watering education at San Francisco Eats, a delectably entertaining exhibit of historic menus, photographs, and other restaurant ephemera (matchboxes! matchbooks!) on display now through March 20, 2011.

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Canning for a Cause: Let’s Preserve

Canning for a Cause: Let’s Preserve

| December 11, 2010 | 16 Comments

Sonoma County’s Let’s Preserve closes the gap between waste and want by preserving surplus produce for hungry people in need.

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Food Secrets of Mission Pie’s Karen Heisler and Krystin Rubin

Food Secrets of Mission Pie’s Karen Heisler and Krystin Rubin

| December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Karen Heisler and Krystin Rubin first worked together to start Mission Pie, which is a for-profit business that serves sustainable food including sweet and savory pie. Heisler is also a co-founder of Pie Ranch in Pescadero, which is a non-profit sustainable farming parcel. Pie Ranch is one of the ingredient sources to Mission Pie. Here are Rubin & Heisler’s picks for Bay Area food spots.

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Review and Recipe: Williams-Sonoma Cooking at Home

Review and Recipe: Williams-Sonoma Cooking at Home

| December 9, 2010 | 3 Comments

While the gamut of classic recipes seem to have made the cut — from dishes like pot roast (recipe included), Coq au Vin, and Boston Baked Beans –- Mexican, Spanish, Indian and Asian foods are also spattered throughout. And I think this is exactly why I love this book so much.

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Top 10 Foodie Holiday Wishlist

Top 10 Foodie Holiday Wishlist

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

This year’s gift-giving guide for all the food-lovers in your life.

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Mario Batali’s Eataly: A Visual Tour

Mario Batali’s Eataly: A Visual Tour

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon traveled to New York City last week and snapped some photos. Here’s her visual tour of Mario Batali’s Eataly.

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The Best Bay Area Gluten-Free Pizzas

The Best Bay Area Gluten-Free Pizzas

| December 6, 2010 | 14 Comments

The Bay Area is home to some of the best gluten-free pizza in the state. No matter where you’re located around the bay, there’s a fresh, hot gluten-free pizza nearby.

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Two Unique Yet Familiar Holiday Side Dishes

Two Unique Yet Familiar Holiday Side Dishes

| December 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here we are again, the holidays… gastronomy’s ultimate do over time of the year. Everyone’s getting fired up about brining birds, smoking hogs, roasting vegetables, buttering breads and sampling sweets. But it’s the same old tired stuff as last year… and the year before that. So you might be asking the question “What can I do to change it up a bit…add some sass to the meal without everyone screaming foul?” How about making a few changes to your side dishes. Here are two easy-to-make dishes that will add unique yet familiar flavors to the holiday meal.

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Shop Local: Pop-Up Holiday Gift Markets

Shop Local: Pop-Up Holiday Gift Markets

Find your perfect super-local, handmade foodie gifts for family and friends at these pop-up holiday markets happening around town throughout December.

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