Archive for October, 2012

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar, Park Tavern

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar, Park Tavern

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Restaurants reviewed for final episode of Season 7: Roti Indian Bistro (Burlingame), Chop Bar (Oakland), Park Tavern (San Francisco). This special episode included guests: Andrea Kissack, Senior Science Editor at KQED; Raj Mathai, News Anchor; and Thuy Vu, Journalist / Program Host. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Pinot Envy.

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Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

| October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Looking for spooky inspiration for your Halloween table? Enjoy our holiday round-up of all things pumpkin-y and Halloween-y. They’re scarily delicious!

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How To Carve A Pumpkin

How To Carve A Pumpkin

| October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Nothing quite embodies the spirit of Halloween like the Jack-o’-Lantern does. Creepy or funny, creative or classic, the carved gourd is more than just simple holiday decor. It’s also a symbol of fall harvest and that winter will soon be amongst us. But did you know, the pumpkin was not the original carved vegetable for this time of year–it was the turnip!

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Local Experts Dish on the Art of Pickled Peppers

Local Experts Dish on the Art of Pickled Peppers

| October 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Are you feeling sad that the local pepper season is drawing to a close? Don’t be. The owners of Emmy’s Pickles and Jams, Jarred SF Brine and Paulie’s Pickling show how a little vinegar, salt and aromatics will let you enjoy those late-season jalapenos and serranos well into the winter.

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The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood  Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean

The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean

Celebrate the release of The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean by Bay Area Bites contributor Maria Finn at this Sunday’s Picnic in the Presidio.

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Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

| October 26, 2012 | 12 Comments

These tiny little cabbages are not only visually fun but they can be so amazingly good. If done right, they have an earthy, bright and just slightly bitter flavor to them that reminds me of some of my favorite beers.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Bella Trattoria, Outerlands, Greens

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Bella Trattoria, Outerlands, Greens

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

San Francisco restaurants reviewed: Bella Trattoria (Southern Italian cuisine), Outerlands (Northern CA cuisine), Greens Restaurant (Vegetarian cuisine). Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Port.

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Q&A with Iron Chef Jose Garces

Q&A with Iron Chef Jose Garces

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Iron Chef Jose Garces, who is visiting San Francisco to promote his latest book, “Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.” He recently won a trophy at the Arizona Taco Fest and shares where he will eat while in town, and who is his culinary mentor.

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Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

Maui Rides Another Culinary Wave

| October 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Maui’s culinary moment: The island’s food scene is flourishing, thanks to a new breed of farmers and chefs. Sarah Henry reports from the field.

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Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chef Mourad Lahlou, who recently accepted a position as a culinary diplomat in a program pioneered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Lahlou details his favorite dining spots as well as what the local culinary “brain drain” is.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Recipe: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Get over your fear of frying and whip up a Halloween-ready batch of these easy pumpkin doughnut holes.

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Celebrate Day of the Dead with Sugar Skulls and Pan de Muerto

Celebrate Day of the Dead with Sugar Skulls and Pan de Muerto

| October 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Decorate sugar skulls with icing, sequins and feathers or learn to make bone-shaped Pan de Muerto bread for the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities in the Bay Area.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Loló, Salute E Vita Ristorante, Le Garage

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Loló, Salute E Vita Ristorante, Le Garage

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The tenth episode of the season features these restaurants: Loló Restaurant (San Francisco), Salute E Vita Ristorante (Richmond) and Le Garage (Sausalito). Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Fortified Wines.

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Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

| October 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

The chewy pumpkin cookie of your dreams, full of pumpkin spice and buttery toffee bits. Don’t you already feel all warm and cozy and fall-like just thinking about it?

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