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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Ingredient Trend Alert: Pickled Green Strawberries

Ingredient Trend Alert: Pickled Green Strawberries

Green strawberries are trending. Stephanie Rosenbaum shares two recipes using this ingredient of the moment: Quick Pickled Green Strawberries and Green Strawberry and Mango Salsa.

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Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Bay Area Bites looks back on how the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market has become a San Francisco institution for chefs, home cooks, and curious eaters from around the world.

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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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Fava-Bean Crostini

Fava-Bean Crostini

Spring has sprung! And it’s time to bask in the garden, celebrating the sweet greens of spring with Fava-Bean Crostini topped with mint and Pecorino Romano cheese.

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Planning Your Spring Vegetable Garden for Earth Day

Planning Your Spring Vegetable Garden for Earth Day

How are you getting dirty this Earth Day? Stephanie Rosenbaum offers tips for starting an edible spring garden this weekend.

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Shorty Goldstein’s: A New Jewish Deli in San Francisco’s FiDi

Shorty Goldstein’s: A New Jewish Deli in San Francisco’s FiDi

Salted caramel egg creams? Fresh albacore tuna salad? Michael Siegel, formerly a chef at Betelnut, gets back to his roots, San Francisco-style, at his new FiDi deli, Shorty Goldstein’s. Stephanie Rosenbaum reports back on a pair of recent visits.

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Passover Recipes from Bay Area Restaurants: Comal’s Matzo Ball Soup + Firefly ‘s Kugel

Passover Recipes from Bay Area Restaurants: Comal’s Matzo Ball Soup + Firefly ‘s Kugel

Chef Matt Grandin, of Berkeley’s Mexican restaurant Comal, shares his recipe for Caldo de Pollo with Cilantro-Jalapeno Matzo Balls, while Firefly’s chef-owner Brad Levy offers a colorful Kugel recipe.

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Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built

Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built

What does it take to stay in business for 100 years selling herring? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Mark Russ Federman of New York City’s legendary Russ & Daughters about his new memoir and the secret to his family’s success.

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A Tour through the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market

A Tour through the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market

Got food? Stephanie Rosenbaum takes an early-morning trip into the bustle of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, the city’s biggest business you’ve never seen.

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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

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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