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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Well Fed: The Importance of Staff Meals

Well Fed: The Importance of Staff Meals

| December 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Staff meals vary from china plates and wine glasses to communal sandwich bars: Megan Gordon chats with one baker, one jam maker and one very well-known Bay Area restaurant about how and why they take the time to plan for very specific staff meals.

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Holiday Cookie Recipe: Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Holiday Cookie Recipe: Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

| December 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her seasonal recipe for Homemade Peppermint Sandwich Cookies.

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Rejoice: Arizmendi Bakery’s Remarkable Fruitcake

Rejoice: Arizmendi Bakery’s Remarkable Fruitcake

| December 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon demystifies fruitcake at San Francisco’s Arizmendi Bakery.

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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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A Slice of Life: Two Women, Pie, and the Search for Home

A Slice of Life: Two Women, Pie, and the Search for Home

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon talks to Black Jet Bakery’s Gillian Shaw and Pietisserie’s Jaynelle St. Jean about finding a true place for their small businesses in the Bay Area.

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Farmers’ Market Profile: JARRED  SF brine

Farmers’ Market Profile: JARRED SF brine

| November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon speaks with JARRED SF brine about their new Bay Area-based pickling business.

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Book Review and Recipe: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook

Book Review and Recipe: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook

| October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon gives her review of the new The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook along with their incredible recipe for Sweet Potato Pie.

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A Promising Lunch Break at Oakland’s Local Cafe

A Promising Lunch Break at Oakland’s Local Cafe

| September 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon discusses her recent fantastic lunch hour at Oakland’s Local Cafe.

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Why Pie? A Day With Three Babes Bakeshop

Why Pie? A Day With Three Babes Bakeshop

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon spends time with 3 Babes Bakeshop and learns about their operation, inspiration, and their answer to the question, why pie?

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Outerlands: The Best Out-of-the Way Restaurant in San Francisco

Outerlands: The Best Out-of-the Way Restaurant in San Francisco

| September 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews her very favorite restaurant in all of San Francisco: Outerlands

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Kitchen 388: A Morning Delight

Kitchen 388: A Morning Delight

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her morning experience at Oakland’s new Kitchen 388.

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There’s a New Food Truck on the Block: Vesta Flatbread

There’s a New Food Truck on the Block: Vesta Flatbread

| August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon chats with the three owners of Vesta Flatbread, a new mobile food truck about to take to the streets of the Bay Area.

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Farmers Market Profile: Mattarello Artisanal Pasta

Farmers Market Profile: Mattarello Artisanal Pasta

| August 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

Megan Gordon chats with John Pauley and Anna Li about their artisanal pasta business, Mattarello.

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Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service Cafe Shines

Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service Cafe Shines

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eagerly awaiting the opening for months, Megan Gordon scopes out the new Boot and Shoe Service morning cafe on Grand Avenue in Oakland.

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