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(Tasty) Ice Cream and Liquid Nitrogen: Get Smitten with Robyn Sue Fisher

(Tasty) Ice Cream and Liquid Nitrogen: Get Smitten with Robyn Sue Fisher

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smitten Ice Cream started out of a red Radio Flyer wagon in San Francisco and now has outposts in Hayes Valley and Los Altos with more Bay Area spots on the way. Mary Ladd interviews Smitten’s founder, Robin Sue Fisher, about using liquid nitrogen to make fresh and smooth ice cream and what’s coming next from this dessert scientist.

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Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.

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A Few Kitchen Websites You Should Be Visiting

A Few Kitchen Websites You Should Be Visiting

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

When it’s time to stock up the kitchen, where do you turn? Check out these staple websites for cooking gadgets and tools.

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Bay Area’s Herring Run Is On — Go Hyperlocal in Your Seafood Eating

Bay Area’s Herring Run Is On — Go Hyperlocal in Your Seafood Eating

| February 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The herring run is on in San Francisco. Bay Area Bites talks to local sustainable-seafood expert Maria Finn for tips on sourcing and cooking every part of this healthy, affordable, and very local fish during its brief appearance in our waters.

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Kitchen Gadgets Every Cook Has to Have

Kitchen Gadgets Every Cook Has to Have

| February 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

There are hundreds of gadgets you can buy for your kitchen. But, what are the ones the amateur cook really can’t do without? Here are a few that should probably line your shelves.

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DIY Sriracha: Make it at Home and Never Worry About a Hot Sauce Shortage Again

DIY Sriracha: Make it at Home and Never Worry About a Hot Sauce Shortage Again

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Sriracha shortage may be over, but there’s no reason to rely on the factory-made sauce when it can be fermented and bottled at home. Even better—DIY Sriracha is easily adaptable to suit varied tastes in heat, sweetness, and potency. Kate Williams runs through the steps.

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Cooking Whole Live Lobster: A Photo Tutorial

Cooking Whole Live Lobster: A Photo Tutorial

Now that you’ve conquered crab, try lobster, with our step-by-step photo tutorial to buying, cooking, and serving live lobster. Includes recipe for a luxurious lobster salad sandwich with homemade lemon-tarragon mayonnaise.

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Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Have no fear, newcomers: now’s the time to learn how to cook and eat crab like a local. Yes, it’s winter, and that means Dungeness crab season is in full swing. Bay Area Bites takes you through a photographic step-by-step for cooking, cleaning, and serving whole live crab.

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Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to match this season’s best cookbooks with the special friends and family on your gift list? Our holiday cookbook guide offers the most mouthwatering books from the Bay Area’s favorite food and wine writers. Includes recipes for Parmesan Fricos and Warm Mocha Tart.

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Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A cookie in the oven almost looks like a monster coming alive. It bulges out, triples in size and then stiffens into a crisp biscuit. So how does an oven turn raw dough into a delight? A new animation explains the chemistry behind great baking so you, too, can unleash your inner mad scientist in the kitchen.

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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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Don’t Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From ‘America’s Test Kitchen’

Don’t Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From ‘America’s Test Kitchen’

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jack Bishop and Brigid Lancaster of the public TV series share tips for buying, seasoning and cooking a turkey (hint: bigger isn’t necessarily better, keep lots of salt around and give the bird a break before carving.) They also give advice on how to make some of their favorite side dishes.

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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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KQED’s Forum: Thanksgiving Advice for Your Holiday Kitchen

KQED’s Forum: Thanksgiving Advice for Your Holiday Kitchen

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Whether you’re roasting your turkey, brining it or ditching the bird altogether, join KQED’s Forum as they share recipes and ask cooking experts for their best techniques and tricks on how to spice up entrees, side dishes and desserts for the holiday season. Also, Forum shares a few recipes for “Thanksgivukkah,” since Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap this year.

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