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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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Oakland Social: Local Foodies Give Boozy Marshmallows an Edge

Oakland Social: Local Foodies Give Boozy Marshmallows an Edge

| July 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jenna Keys mission is to marry sugar and booze through her Oakland-based artisan candy company, SugarKnife.

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Explore the “World of Doughnuts” (& Vintage Cocktails) with BAB Contributor Stephanie Rosenbaum

Explore the “World of Doughnuts” (& Vintage Cocktails) with BAB Contributor Stephanie Rosenbaum

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The World of Doughnuts is vast and delicious. Doughnuts may initially seem like an American delight, but each culture around the world has tempting recipes that are included here: gulab jamun and jalebis (India), churros (Mexico), and banana-influenced sweeties from Guam. Mary Ladd learns that making these sweet treats at home can be fresh, easy and filling fun.

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Crazy For Cronuts: Picking Apart The Tasty Trend

Crazy For Cronuts: Picking Apart The Tasty Trend

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, has skyrocketed ever since Dominique Ansel started selling it at his New York City bakery this spring. Patrons line up for hours, and scalpers have jacked up the price exponentially.

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Bonjour, Marina: Le Marais Bakery Opens on Chestnut Street

Bonjour, Marina: Le Marais Bakery Opens on Chestnut Street

The Marina gets a taste of France with the opening of the new Le Marais Bakery. See what Stephanie Rosenbaum thinks about their croissants, and find out the sweet plans that owner Patrick Ascaso, baker Justin Brown, and pastry chef Phil Ogiela have in store.

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Decadent Summer Brunch: Peach Streusel Baked French Toast

Decadent Summer Brunch: Peach Streusel Baked French Toast

| July 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

This baked French toast is stuffed with summer peaches and generously finished with a streusel crumb topping. You’ll be the hero of any brunch gathering with this make-ahead, decadent, peachy keen dish.

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The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm

The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm

Just in time for peach season, farmer-memoirist David Mas Masumoto and family come out with The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm, with a recipe for chilled Peach Gazpacho.

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Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot – Summer Recipes

Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot – Summer Recipes

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apricots are the finest of summer’s fruits, with dense, juicy flesh and delicate, velvety skins. That’s why it is so disheartening when you bite into one, only to find it is mealy and flavorless. To find the best ones, head to your local farmers market.

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Ben Affleck, Theo Chocolate & Collections Cafe in Seattle

Ben Affleck, Theo Chocolate & Collections Cafe in Seattle

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Ben Affleck is deeply involved with helping Eastern Congo farmers and works with Seattle’s Theo Chocolate? Find out more about this chocolate, as well as what to eat at the Collections Café at Chihuly Garden and Glass and other fresh Seattle spots.

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Pot Brownies Should Be Childproofed, Doctors Say

Pot Brownies Should Be Childproofed, Doctors Say

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Unlike drugs that come in bottles, pot cookies and other marijuana edibles don’t come in child-resistant packaging. But in Colorado, which legalized medical marijuana in 2000, doctors say they should, since kids are unintentionally ingesting adults’ doped-up treats.

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