Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon is originally from Eureka, CA although she's lived in numerous college towns around the country (another story altogether). A freelance food and travel writer, Megan has written for publications like Ready Made Magazine, The San Francisco Examiner, Edible SF and Edible Marin & Wine Country, Olive Oil Times and The San Francisco Bay Guardian. She writes regularly for Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn and maintains her own local food blog, A Sweet Spoonful. Yes, Megan even tweets @meganjanesf. In addition to writing and photographing food, Megan is the founder (and head baker) of Marge, a Bay Area baking company specializing in classic American pies and nostalgic desserts.

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The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila: Review and Recipe for Homemade Wheat Crackers

The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila: Review and Recipe for Homemade Wheat Crackers

| June 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon shares her thoughts on Alana Chernila’s new book, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making. And Alana agreed to share her recipe for Wheat Crackers with Bay Area Bites, and chats with us about the process of writing the book.

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Eating in Portland: A Weekend Away

Eating in Portland: A Weekend Away

| May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon escapes to Portland for a very quick weekend trip where she discovers Sweet and Salty cookies, strong cocktails, even stronger coffee, and some very spicy chicken wings. This article begins to answer the question, where to eat and drink in Portland right now?

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Spring Entertaining Made Easy: Two Simple Fruit Salsa Recipes

Spring Entertaining Made Easy: Two Simple Fruit Salsa Recipes

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her two favorite fruit salsas: simple strawberry salsa and mango cucumber salsa. Both are perfect for easy spring entertaining: they’re wonderful with simple tortilla chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.

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Garden to Plate: 5 Beautiful Spring Cookbooks

Garden to Plate: 5 Beautiful Spring Cookbooks

| April 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon discusses her favorite five spring cookbooks focusing on gardening and produce, farmers markets, and fresh food. It’s time to celebrate all the color popping up, and these five writers and chefs are an inviting place to begin.

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Super Food Dessert Recipe: Chia Seed Pudding with Cherries, Coconut, and Pistachios

Super Food Dessert Recipe: Chia Seed Pudding with Cherries, Coconut, and Pistachios

| March 30, 2012 | 8 Comments

Curious about chia seeds? Don’t know where to begin? Megan Gordon develops a raw, vegan chia seed pudding recipe that capitalizes on its super food powers. And who doesn’t love cherry, pistachio, and coconut? This just might be your new late-night snack.

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Behind the Book Tour with Joy the Baker

Behind the Book Tour with Joy the Baker

| March 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon chats with Joy Wilson about what it’s really like going on a book tour to promote your first cookbook.

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Cookies: What’s For Breakfast

Cookies: What’s For Breakfast

| March 16, 2012 | 7 Comments

Megan Gordon is no stranger to cookies. But lately she’s been experimenting in the kitchen to come up with the perfect breakfast cookie and she may have found it: a wholesome blend of oats, bran, coconut oil, and nuts and fruits. It’s an excuse to eat a cookie in the morning, and that’s always a good thing.

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Well Fed: Greenwood/Phinney Ridge Neighborhood, Seattle

Well Fed: Greenwood/Phinney Ridge Neighborhood, Seattle

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Next time you’re in Seattle, the Greenwood and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods are some of the richest for food, walkability, and charm. Megan Gordon sets out to find the most delicious and inviting spots for morning, noon, and night.

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Quiet Spots for Breakfast in Seattle

Quiet Spots for Breakfast in Seattle

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spending more time in Seattle these days, Megan Gordon sets out to discover her favorite quiet breakfast spot. What she finds surprises even her: it’s right in the heart of bustling downtown.

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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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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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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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The New “Oaktown Spice Shop” Charms Oakland

The New “Oaktown Spice Shop” Charms Oakland

| January 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

With their high-quality spices, herbs, and hand-crafted blends, the new Oaktown Spice Shop is delighting residents of the Grand/Lakeshore neighborhood of Oakland.

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On Holiday Traditions and Cocktails

On Holiday Traditions and Cocktails

| December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon talks about holiday traditions, and includes a warming whiskey-based cocktail called the Stone Fence.

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