Archive for November, 2011

Filling the Pantry of the San Francisco Food Bank with Pedal Power

Filling the Pantry of the San Francisco Food Bank with Pedal Power

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 6th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, December 3.

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A Cook’s Manifesto: Ruhlman’s Twenty Cookbook

A Cook’s Manifesto: Ruhlman’s Twenty Cookbook

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

From salt to water, roast to braise, Michael Ruhlman gives a thorough run down of basic culinary techniques and ingredients in his book, “Ruhlman’s Twenty.”

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Deaf-Owned Mozzeria Shows Signs of Great Pizza Coming to the Mission

Deaf-Owned Mozzeria Shows Signs of Great Pizza Coming to the Mission

| November 28, 2011 | 16 Comments

Mozzeria, a new deaf-owned Italian restaurant, will bring wood fired pizza to the Mission. Owners Melody and Russell Stein have imported a 5000-pound Stefano Ferrara oven from Napoli and will serve pizza, pasta and small plates in their cozy new eatery — where both deaf and hearing patrons can dine comfortably in a mix of vintage and modern styles.

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Occupy the Pantry!

Occupy the Pantry!

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

How will you move your money this holiday season? Stephanie Rosenbaum offers tips and advice for delicious gift-giving the non-corporate way.

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Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

On Thanksgiving, the biggest feast of the year, it’s time to show gratitude for the people who grow and harvest our food.

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Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze for Thanksgiving

Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze for Thanksgiving

| November 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Not too far back in the past a vegan had very few options for a store-bought holiday main dish outside of a Tofurkey or for recipes beyond a bland grain-stuffed squash. Boy, have times changed! This Thanksgiving, try a Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze, or seek out some delicious store-bought options.

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13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout

13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout, with recipes (and an apology to Wallace Stevens).

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Shhh, Greg La Follette’s Pinot Noirs Are Talking

Shhh, Greg La Follette’s Pinot Noirs Are Talking

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sonoma winemaker Greg La Follette listens to his Pinot Noirs. As a result, they have a lot to say.

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Holiday Cooking with Chef and Cookbook Author Mitch Rosenthal

Holiday Cooking with Chef and Cookbook Author Mitch Rosenthal

| November 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mitch Rosenthal is the chef and owner of three of San Francisco’s most beloved restaurants, Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor & Hope, as well as Irving Street Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. The recipes for many of his favorite dishes appear in his newly published cookbook, Cooking My Way Back Home, and reflect the Southern exuberance of Town Hall, the contemporary approach of Salt House, and the focus on fresh seafood of Anchor & Hope.

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Life After Bike Basket Pies:  The Release of Natalie Galatzer’s Pie Booklet

Life After Bike Basket Pies: The Release of Natalie Galatzer’s Pie Booklet

| November 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon talks to Bike Basket Pie’s Natalie Galatzer about life after pie, and the process of writing her new pie booklet, Bike Basket Pies: How to Make Handheld Pies for Bicycle Delivery.

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Sweet Treats in Food-Obsessed Singapore

Sweet Treats in Food-Obsessed Singapore

| November 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Sweet treats in food-obsessed Singapore come hot and cold, taking fantastic forms: from warm chunks of yam and chewy jellies swimming in coconut milk to mountains of ice, drizzled in neon syrup, topped with red beans, corn and peanuts.

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Orange and Ginger Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Orange and Ginger Spiced Cranberry Sauce

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Homemade cranberry sauce is crazy easy to make. I mean it. It is stone cold simple. Once you try it, I promise you will never buy the weird canned stuff again. This cranberry sauce elevates the traditional version with the addition of fragrant orange zest and juice, ginger, and warm spices.

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Beer Fridays at the Jug Shop in Nob Hill

Beer Fridays at the Jug Shop in Nob Hill

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fridays when I am in town, you will likely find me at The Jug Shop participating in beer tastings organized by Eric Cripe, Beer and Spirits Specialist and a certified cicerone (cicerones are the beer world’s version wine sommeliers). Over the past couple years, I have been able to taste literally hundreds of different beers under Eric’s guidance, many of them hard to find and specifically curated for these tastings.

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Cranberry-Tangerine Bars for the Holidays

Cranberry-Tangerine Bars for the Holidays

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Everyone wants pie on Thanksgiving, but come the end of the big feast, no one has room for more than a bite or two. The solution? Turn your pies into easy two-bite bar cookies, perfect for fickle children and overstuffed adults alike. With a fail-safe recipe for Cranberry-Tangerine Bars.

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