Archive for January, 2012

DIY Hemp Tofu

DIY Hemp Tofu

| January 31, 2012 | 15 Comments

A complete source of protein, hemp is a delicious alternative to soy for creating tofu. Nutty, earthy, and creamy all at once, hemp tofu is great for scrambles, stir-fry, seared, or simply drizzled with some sweet soy sauce!

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Befuddlement and Delight at The Ice Cream Bar

Befuddlement and Delight at The Ice Cream Bar

| January 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

For an old-fashioned ice cream soda in a bustling little Cole Valley space, Megan Gordon heads to The Ice Cream Bar to discover what all of the fuss is about.

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Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

Kitchen on Fire Cooking School: Take Two

| January 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Kitchen on Fire, a cooking school based in the Gourmet Ghetto, opens a satellite classroom in West Berkeley this week.

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Slow Down at Two Sisters Bar and Books

Slow Down at Two Sisters Bar and Books

| January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mikha Diaz and Mary Elliott have created a new bar/cafe concept in a landscape of increasingly predictable, similar San Francisco dining/drinking destinations. Megan Gordon heads over to Hayes Valley to check out the bites, cocktails, and books under the Two Sisters Bar and Books roof.

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Don’t Dehydrate Fruit in the Clothes Dryer (And Recipe for Chewy Dried Oranges)

Don’t Dehydrate Fruit in the Clothes Dryer (And Recipe for Chewy Dried Oranges)

| January 25, 2012 | 8 Comments

The Newton’s apple (orange?) that struck me with the idea was a perfectly shriveled piece of orange peel found at the bottom of the clean laundry basket. Had I been sitting on (and ignoring) the world’s best food dehydrator next to the washing machine and not taking advantage of its power?

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Plow: The Best Eggs in San Francisco

Plow: The Best Eggs in San Francisco

| January 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon discusses her favorite spot to get eggs in San Francisco. Whether scrambled, atop a benedict, or folded into a savory bread pudding: Plow is where it’s at.

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Sizzling Wok and Lucky Foods Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Sizzling Wok and Lucky Foods Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

| January 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

At an event to mark The Year of the Dragon, Grace Young, prize winning cookbook author and wok missionary, explains why 2000 years of cooking in a real wok is the soul of Chinese cuisine.

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Kitchen Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers vs New York Giants

Kitchen Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers vs New York Giants

Who’s got it better than us? When it comes to good eating (and avocados) the answer is, Nobody!

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Jon Darsky’s Del Popolo: Pizza ‘Of the People’

Jon Darsky’s Del Popolo: Pizza ‘Of the People’

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Del Popolo, a custom-mobile-pizzeria-on-wheels, is due to roll out next month from self-proclaimed “dough guy” Jon Darsky. He is most recently known to pizza fans for his gently blistered, thin-crust, award-winning pizzas from flour + water. BAB caught up with Darsky for an interview.

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We’ll Always Have (Tea Time in) Paris

We’ll Always Have (Tea Time in) Paris

| January 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

When in Paris, indulge in afternoon tea. The writer and her daughter discover funky, vintage, classic and elegant tea salons: La Fourmi Ailée, MILK, Musee Jacquemart-André and the king of them all, Thé Mariage Frères.

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Bay Area Favorites at the 2012 Fancy Food Show

Bay Area Favorites at the 2012 Fancy Food Show

| January 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s no secret that we’re spoiled here in the Bay Area due to an abundance of artisanal, locally produced gourmet specialty foods.

So, it’s not a surprise that while attending this year’s massive Fancy Food Show at San Francisco’s Moscone Center many of the favorite products I tasted were produced by Bay Area purveyors.

Here are my top six recommendations.

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Q&A With Saison Chef Joshua Skenes

Q&A With Saison Chef Joshua Skenes

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Late last November, the restaurant Saison changed its seating and concept with something called “The Switch,” which was a move meant to transform the popular restaurant into a one-seating per night affair. Chef-owner Joshua Skenes and sommelier Mark Bright wanted to bring an intimate and intuitive experience to diners in their 18-seat space, and The Switch happened on the heels of the restaurant receiving its second Michelin star — one of only six in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

| January 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

Recipe for a healthy butternut squash soup that is comforting, nourishing, zero-guilt goodness. Only 3 main ingredients needed.

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2nd Annual Good Food Awards

2nd Annual Good Food Awards

Makers from Northern California sweep the 2nd Annual Good Food Awards. Find out who won!

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