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Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are a Feast for the Eyes

Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are a Feast for the Eyes

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. They’re taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.

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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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DIY Fruit Roll-Ups: Making a Grown-Up Version of Childhood Nostalgia

DIY Fruit Roll-Ups: Making a Grown-Up Version of Childhood Nostalgia

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fruit roll-ups can be so much more than the sweet, sticky sugar-bombs of childhood when they’re made at home. Kate Williams will show you how to get creative with your fruit snacks.

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Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

| February 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

On the day of indulgence before the austere season of Lent, celebrate as you’re meant to: with a hearty helping of dough and fat.

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Organic Ice Cream, Sergio Romo, Catchy Outfits: Q&A with Three Twins’ Neal Gottlieb

Organic Ice Cream, Sergio Romo, Catchy Outfits: Q&A with Three Twins’ Neal Gottlieb

| February 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Three Twins Ice Cream started in the Bay Area and is growing: there’s a recently re-opened scoop shop in the Haight, and flavors like Sergio Romo’s Mexican chocolate (“it only tastes illegal”). Mary Ladd talks to Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb, who is a character for wearing eye catching outfits to industry events, and his products and dedication to giving back are the real deal.

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DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big with Brick and Mortar Shop

Socola Chocolatier Dreams Big with Brick and Mortar Shop

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a teenager, Wendy Lieu just wanted to learn how to make chocolates. This month, Lieu opens up her own shop and cafe in San Francisco, featuring truffles with flavors like sriracha, guava and PB&J. Wendy shares her story about being a woman chocolatier and her family’s role in creating Socola Chocolatier.

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Decadent Dessert: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Caramelized Blood Oranges

Decadent Dessert: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Caramelized Blood Oranges

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wobbly panna cotta, which means “cooked cream” in Italian, is a light but decadent dessert worthy of the holidays. It is the perfect antidote to a rich and heavy dinner.

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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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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothing’s better than homemade treats for the holidays. This Saturday, Dec 14, from 2-4pm, stop by the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons for fun and sweets for the whole family–all in support of pediatric cancer research.

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Linea Caffe: The Tiny Mission Café Hit the Coffee and Waffle Sweet Spot

Linea Caffe: The Tiny Mission Café Hit the Coffee and Waffle Sweet Spot

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anthony Myint, of Mission Chinese fame, is at it again with a unique pair of mini restaurants serving waffles and salads inside the venerable Andrew Barnett’s new Linea Caffe. How do the dishes stack up? Kate Williams checks out the tiny, talent-filled cafe.

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

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Poco Dolce: Ten Years of “the Savory Side of Sweet”

Poco Dolce: Ten Years of “the Savory Side of Sweet”

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s it like to start and run an artisan food business? Find out from Poco Dolce’s Kathy Wiley, who is celebrating a ten year mark this year. Wiley’s chocolate tiles, bars, brittle, toffees and other delights pair with whiskey or on their own.

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