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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 shares step-by-step instructions for this holiday classic, better than you’ve ever made before.

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk Pie? What? It sounds weird, but apparently it has a cult-like following in the longhorn state. It’s essentially a simple buttermilk and brown sugar custard pie, often flavored with a bit of vanilla and sometimes citrus zest. Kim Laidlaw decided to take it upon herself to come up with the ultimate version for the holidays.

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fight your fear of pie-ing! Stephanie Rosenbaum 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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5 Bites: Dollars to Delicious Doughnuts in the East Bay

5 Bites: Dollars to Delicious Doughnuts in the East Bay

| October 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

Whether you want fancy or no-frills, the East Bay’s got a doughnut for you. Here’s five of my favorite places where I get my fried dough fix.

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New Bayview Pop-Up Community Market @Market on Third

New Bayview Pop-Up Community Market @Market on Third

What’s the newest neighborhood to find your local food artisans and innovators setting up shop? Sure, there’s action across the bridge in Oakland and Richmond, but in San Francisco, the action has moved south as rents have climbed, and now, Bayview is supporting a fresh crop of small-scale, community-minded entrepreneurs dedicated to deliciousness.

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Gravenstein Apples: The End of Summer in a Fruit

Gravenstein Apples: The End of Summer in a Fruit

| September 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

As summer turns to fall, finding new ways to use up abundant apples is a great way to mark the arrival of autumn. And for one food writer, there’s one apple in particular that spells the end of summer: Gravenstein apples, which are grown in her native Sebastopol, Calif.

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5 Bites: Drink a Cuppa Coffee in Oakland

5 Bites: Drink a Cuppa Coffee in Oakland

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

You’ll never be at a loss for finding a good cup of coffee in Oakland as there’s a wealth of places to choose from, and here’s five cafes that make a fine brew.

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Former Tartine Baker Opens His Own Doors — With a Whole Lot of Help — in San Anselmo

Former Tartine Baker Opens His Own Doors — With a Whole Lot of Help — in San Anselmo

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nathan and Devon Yanko opened the doors to M.H. Bread and Butter at the end of May. Now, with regular 12-hour days under their belts, the former Tartine baker thinks they’re building more than just bread; they’re building a community.

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The Whole Grain Revolution: What Does 100% Whole Wheat Mean?

The Whole Grain Revolution: What Does 100% Whole Wheat Mean?

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grains are about to get their own food revolution with big names leading the charge to redefine what we consider whole wheat.

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Wine Waste Finds Sweet Afterlife in Baked Goods

Wine Waste Finds Sweet Afterlife in Baked Goods

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The mushy pile of seeds, skins and stems left over after grapes are pressed used to be one of winemaking’s biggest sustainability problems. But instead of heading to the dump, these days, some grape pomace is being reborn in a host of ways, including a nutrient-packed flour substitute.

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The San Francisco Cronut (or CroNot): Finding, Sampling and Taste Testing Donut-Croissants

The San Francisco Cronut (or CroNot): Finding, Sampling and Taste Testing Donut-Croissants

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cronuts (or CroNots) have finally made their way to the Bay Area — and it turns out they were, secretly, already here. We do a taste test and tell you where to get the sweet treats before the craze passes.

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Cobbled Together: American Fruit Desserts

Cobbled Together: American Fruit Desserts

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

The versatility of the cobbler family of desserts allows you to experiment with various combinations of summer fruit and swap in biscuit or pie dough, depending on what you have on hand. After all, you’re cobbling it together. If the shoe fits, wear it.

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Buttermilk Makes Everything Taste A Little Better

Buttermilk Makes Everything Taste A Little Better

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk somehow seems perpetually cool and unruffled. It evokes cream without cream’s over-the-top heft; its tanginess goes up to the threshold of yogurt and stops just shy. No matter how you cook it, a little bit of buttermilk has a thousand ways of making life taste better.

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Local TV Watch: Who wants to be a Supermarket Superstar?

Local TV Watch: Who wants to be a Supermarket Superstar?

| July 28, 2013 | 10 Comments

Supermarket Superstar is the name of a new reality TV show that features Chef Michael Chiarello, Stacy Keibler and Debbi Fields (of Mrs. Fields Cookies) as judges. Contestants compete for cash prizes and 99designs, an SF-based design firm helps contestants with branding and packaging for their supermarket food products.

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