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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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Folding Empanadas Into Your Super Bowl Spread

Folding Empanadas Into Your Super Bowl Spread

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Super Bowl isn’t just about football — it’s also about food. For chef and restaurateur Jose Garces, watching football as a boy meant enjoying homemade empanadas with his brothers in front of the television on Sunday afternoons.

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4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the taste buds, which can be a real challenge for anyone who loves food. But there are a few things you can do to maximize your food enjoyment while in cancer treatment.

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Q&A with Shelley Lindgren: Wine Director, Restaurateur & Author

Q&A with Shelley Lindgren: Wine Director, Restaurateur & Author

| January 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Shelley Lindgren, who is a Bay Area success story: owner of the vastly popular A16 and SPQR restaurants, sommelier, wine director and cookbook author.

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KQED’s Forum: Charles Phan on Home Cooking

KQED’s Forum: Charles Phan on Home Cooking

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The award-winning chef and owner of The Slanted Door restaurant joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Vietnamese Home Cooking.” He also shares secrets of creating high-end ethnic cuisine, and how he stays true to his roots in the kitchen.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bruce Aidells

Everything You Need to Know About Bruce Aidells

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Bruce Aidells, who remains a leading authority on meat and meat cookery. Aidells describes his work on his latest comprehensive cookbook, and where he likes to go eat in the Bay Area with his chef wife Nancy Oakes.

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Cooking Up Refinement with Jacques Pépin’s New Complete Techniques

Cooking Up Refinement with Jacques Pépin’s New Complete Techniques

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Being more of a hands-on person when it comes to learning, I didn’t think I could truly learn techniques from the pages of a book — even one from a culinary master such as Jacques Pépin.

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Catherine McCord Dishes on Cooking with Kids

Catherine McCord Dishes on Cooking with Kids

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The blogger behind the popular family-friendly site weelicious, Catherine McCord, shares advice from her new book on cooking for — and with — children in a chat with Sarah Henry.

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Q&A with Pastry Chef and Chocolate Expert Yigit Pura

Q&A with Pastry Chef and Chocolate Expert Yigit Pura

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews chef Yigit Pura, who shares what it’s like to open a popular patisserie, write a cookbook and craft recipes. Pura is passionate about pastry and eager to get consumers interested in baking with unusual “adventure” ingredients.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving Sans Meat With Kim O’Donnel

Celebrating Thanksgiving Sans Meat With Kim O’Donnel

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations, dishes with Sarah Henry about serving a fun, festive holiday feast without the beast.

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Book Q&A with Saveur’s James Oseland

Book Q&A with Saveur’s James Oseland

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews James Oseland, who edits Saveur magazine and has a new book out called The Way We Cook: Portraits from Around the World. Oseland explains the best and worst part about being an editor, and shares that he had around $800 to his name when he accepted the job offer.

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Q&A with Iron Chef Jose Garces

Q&A with Iron Chef Jose Garces

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Iron Chef Jose Garces, who is visiting San Francisco to promote his latest book, “Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.” He recently won a trophy at the Arizona Taco Fest and shares where he will eat while in town, and who is his culinary mentor.

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Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

Q&A with Mourad Lahlou, Chef and Culinary Diplomat

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Chef Mourad Lahlou, who recently accepted a position as a culinary diplomat in a program pioneered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Lahlou details his favorite dining spots as well as what the local culinary “brain drain” is.

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Aida Mollenkamp’s “Keys to the Kitchen” for more adventurous cooking and eating

Aida Mollenkamp’s “Keys to the Kitchen” for more adventurous cooking and eating

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Aida Mollenkamp, former editor of CHOW and star of both the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, wants to provide the home cook with a go-to kitchen resource. That is why she wrote her new book “Keys to the Kitchen.” Marketed as a cookbook, it’s much more than that. In the book, she breaks the cooking process down to one simple equation:
Quality Ingredients (The Set-Up) + Kitchen Skills (The How-To) + Technique (The Recipes) + Cooking Method (The Riff) = GOOD FOOD

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