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Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

| February 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

PieTisserie offers nine original pies, in both whole and mini sizes, made fresh to order each morning and delivered straight from PieTisserie’s industrial kitchen in Hayward.

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Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A California group takes legal action against 16 companies for failing to warn consumers.

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tender dark chocolate cookies press lovingly against sweet strawberry ice cream to make these fun, heart-shaped treats, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark

Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Say I love you/want you/need you with this deep dark chocolate bark studded with salty-sweet pistachios and chewy candied orange.

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A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

A Tempting Tour of Turkish Delights through Culinary Backstreets

| January 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Are you a food-focused traveler who would rather forgo famous eating establishments to frequent a bevy of beloved local spots, then Culinary Backstreets is your best new travel buddy.

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Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen goes coolhunting for the country’s most intriguing new products at the Good Food Mercantile, an industry-only “un-trade” show. See what she discovers, from a fabulous local gin to the best thing to happen to peanut butter (after sliced bread).

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Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

Kendra Baker’s New Santa Cruz Food Empire Gaining Fans

| January 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

There’s more than surf up these days in coastside Santa Cruz, where pastry chef Kendra Baker and business partner Zach Davis have launched no less than six successful food outposts since 2010.

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New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

| December 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

Just imagine biting into a mini chocolate cream puff oozing with deep, dark chocolate pudding and then run, don’t walk, to your kitchen to make these decadent treats.

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The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a bit of decadence for the holidays? And this feast brings it. Inspired by a steakhouse, this menu takes it a notch above that will leave your friends and family in awe.

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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

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DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pâte de Fruit candies are often served as after dinner treats at high end restaurants. But there’s no reason you need to shell out big bucks for a few bites of these chewy, fruity treats. They’re not much harder to make than a simple pot of jam, and the jewel toned candies make wonderful gifts. Learn how to make your own with Kate Williams.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

| November 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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