Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen is a longtime local food writer, author, and cook. Her books include 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. Last year, she worked as an assistant chef at the Headlands Center for the Arts, an artists' residency program located in the Marin Headlands, and worked as a production cook at the Marin Sun Farms Cafe in Pt Reyes Station. She has lived in San Francisco for nearly 20 years, interspersed with stints in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

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Sexy Eats & Food Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Did Someone Say Chocolate?

Sexy Eats & Food Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Did Someone Say Chocolate?

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

What’s on the menu for this Valentine’s Day? Chocolate, of course! Feed your sweetie(s) or your own fine self something sweet from our round-up of delectable, locally made treats.

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Cookbook Review: Home Made Winter

Cookbook Review: Home Made Winter

Chilly mornings, rainy afternoons, long dark nights: is there a better place to stay warm in the winter than in the kitchen? Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven comes up dozens of inventive recipes and projects to keep you toasty and well fed.

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Super Bowl Food: Red and Gold Inspiration

Super Bowl Food: Red and Gold Inspiration

Nate Silver swears the 49ers will defeat the Ravens this Super Bowl Sunday in New Orleans. So get ready to toast our hometown team with 49er Red and Gold Beet Salad, Lip-Smacking Lip-Synching Barbecued Shrimp, and Bourbon St Chocolate Cake.

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Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar

Long live Bartavelle Coffee and Wine Bar! Owner Suzanne Drexhage talks with Stephanie Rosenbaum about the joys and challenges of opening her new Berkeley cafe on the site of the old Cafe Fanny.

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Sweet Bar Bakery: Sweets and Savories for Uptown Oakland

Sweet Bar Bakery: Sweets and Savories for Uptown Oakland

| January 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sweet Bar Bakery brings all-day sweets and savories to Uptown Oakland, offering everything from bacon-gorgonzola scones to gluten-free cupcakes and vegan “fauxnuts.” Stephanie Rosenbaum talks with baker-owner Mani Niall.

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Downton Abbey, Season Three: Are You Ready to (Tea) Party?

Downton Abbey, Season Three: Are You Ready to (Tea) Party?

The gloves come off and these tea partiers are ready to rumble, as Season 3 of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS tonight at 9pm. Find tasty food and drink suggestions for your viewing parties.

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Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Plastic bags, foie gras, soda taxes, backyard chickens, sustainable seafood: they all made it to the headlines this year. See the best and worst of 2012′s food news and trends as we head into the new year.

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Beautiful Winter Salads

Beautiful Winter Salads

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you had a salad? Put down the eggnog and cookies and crunch on some of winter’s healthy local bounty. Stephanie Rosenbaum offers up two inventive winter salads to brighten your holiday table.

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Gluten-Free Latkes for Hanukkah

Gluten-Free Latkes for Hanukkah

| December 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Frying up latkes for Hanukkah? Stephanie Rosenbaum shares an easy trick for making them deliciously gluten-free.

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East Bay Bagel Smackdown: Beauty’s vs. Authentic Bagel Co.

East Bay Bagel Smackdown: Beauty’s vs. Authentic Bagel Co.

| November 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Humble and homey, bagels are having their moment in Oakland. Beauty’s Bagel Shop and Authentic Bagel Company offer two new spots for Oaklanders to get their schmear on.

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Local Hard Cider for Thanksgiving: Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Local Hard Cider for Thanksgiving: Tilted Shed Ciderworks

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

What are you drinking for Thanksgiving? This year, I’m toasting with dry, autumn-golden hard cider made by Sebastopol’s Tilted Shed Ciderworks, as craft cider makes a comeback in the Bay Area.

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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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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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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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