Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen is a longtime local food writer, author, and cook. Her books include The Art of Vintage Cocktails (Egg & Dart Press), World of Doughnuts (Egg & Dart Press); Kids in the Kitchen: Fun Food (Williams Sonoma); Honey from Flower to Table (Chronicle Books) and The Astrology Cookbook: A Cosmic Guide to Feasts of Love (Manic D Press). She has studied organic farming at UCSC and holds a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. She does frequent cooking demonstrations at local farmers’ markets and has taught food writing at Media Alliance in San Francisco and the Continuing Education program at Stanford University. She has been the lead restaurant critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian as well as for San Francisco magazine. She has been an assistant chef at the Headlands Center for the Arts, an artists' residency program located in the Marin Headlands, and a production cook at the Marin Sun Farms Cafe in Pt Reyes Station. After some 20 years in San Francisco interspersed with stints in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, she recently moved to Sonoma county but still writes in San Francisco several days a week.

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Bay Area’s Herring Run Is On — Go Hyperlocal in Your Seafood Eating

Bay Area’s Herring Run Is On — Go Hyperlocal in Your Seafood Eating

| February 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The herring run is on in San Francisco. Bay Area Bites talks to local sustainable-seafood expert Maria Finn for tips on sourcing and cooking every part of this healthy, affordable, and very local fish during its brief appearance in our waters.

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Super Bowl Eating: Halftime Red Hot Chili Peppers Chili and Bruno Mars Bars

Super Bowl Eating: Halftime Red Hot Chili Peppers Chili and Bruno Mars Bars

What’s on your Super Bowl halftime menu? Red Hot Chili Peppers Chili and Deep-Fried Bruno Mars Bars, of course! Check out Bay Area Bites’ roundup of recipes for this Sunday’s blowout.

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Cooking Whole Live Lobster: A Photo Tutorial

Cooking Whole Live Lobster: A Photo Tutorial

Now that you’ve conquered crab, try lobster, with our step-by-step photo tutorial to buying, cooking, and serving live lobster. Includes recipe for a luxurious lobster salad sandwich with homemade lemon-tarragon mayonnaise.

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Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Have no fear, newcomers: now’s the time to learn how to cook and eat crab like a local. Yes, it’s winter, and that means Dungeness crab season is in full swing. Bay Area Bites takes you through a photographic step-by-step for cooking, cleaning, and serving whole live crab.

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“Winter Cocktails” Review and Post-Holiday Drink Picks

“Winter Cocktails” Review and Post-Holiday Drink Picks

Time to relax from the holiday frenzy with the perfect drink. We’ve got your post-holiday cocktail recipes covered, with a review of the new Winter Cocktails, plus great recipes from our archives and offbeat, mostly local sparklers to put the fizz in your new year.

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Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to match this season’s best cookbooks with the special friends and family on your gift list? Our holiday cookbook guide offers the most mouthwatering books from the Bay Area’s favorite food and wine writers. Includes recipes for Parmesan Fricos and Warm Mocha Tart.

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothing’s better than homemade treats for the holidays. This Saturday, Dec 14, from 2-4pm, stop by the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons for fun and sweets for the whole family–all in support of pediatric cancer research.

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In Memoriam: Judy Rodgers of Zuni Café

In Memoriam: Judy Rodgers of Zuni Café

In remembrance of iconic San Francisco chef Judy Rodgers of Zuni Café, who passed away at age 57.

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San Francisco Mead Company: What’s the Buzz?

San Francisco Mead Company: What’s the Buzz?

| December 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Want to taste the newest brew in town? Head down to Bayview-Hunters Point, where Oron Benary and Sarah Jones of the San Francisco Mead Company are making dry, complex, food-friendly meads from Mendocino-sourced honey.

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All-American Dessert Recipe: Classic Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

All-American Dessert Recipe: Classic Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

| November 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s not Thanksgiving without apple pie. Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen shares step-by-step instructions for this holiday classic, better than you’ve ever made before.

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

| November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fight your fear of pie-ing! Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen takes you through a photographic step-by-step to make Better than Pumpkin Pie, the Thanksgiving classic made with fresh roasted squash. Plus, learn her secret shortcut for a no-fail, splendidly flaky all-butter crust.

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Talking Turkey, Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Bird

Talking Turkey, Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Cooking Your Thanksgiving Bird

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Bay Area Bites talks turkey with Local Butcher Shop’s Monica Rocchino, collects some tips from favorite cookbooks, and finds a great recipe for Smoked Turkey on the Grill from the newest cookbook from the wine country’s John Ash.

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First Impression: Local Mission Market

First Impression: Local Mission Market

Bay Area Bites takes a look around the new Local Mission Market, dedicated to locavore cooking and eating from the team behind Local Mission Eatery and Local’s Corner.

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Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

BAB goes around the Bay to find out which scoop shop licks the competition for this favorite seasonal flavor.

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