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Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take mashed potatoes to the next level by making a gorgeous white root vegetable mash; excellent alongside winter’s hearty stews and braises.

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Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bold, bitter, sweet, salty and perfectly balanced this seasonal winter salad has it all. Plus it looks really pretty too.

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Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

Happy 79th Birthday, Jacques Pépin!

| December 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Today is the legendary chef Jacques Pépin’s 79th birthday. He just finished taping his final series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in October and here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the taping to add to the celebration.

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Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fluffy, supple, and feather-light, these versatile pull-apart rolls deserve a place at your next celebration.

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A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A roasted beef tenderloin with velvety, savory-sweet sauce is a thing of beauty. Find out how to cook it to perfection for your next gathering.

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Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.

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Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

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Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

Sniffing Out Wine Bargains? Modern-day California Négociant Wines Can Deliver Big Tastes at Small Prices

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A growing number of wine lovers are discovering delicious wines at pleasing prices made by a new generation of passionate winemakers who don’t own vineyards or even their own winery. These “négociants” have found a way around the frightful startup costs of a California winery while still aiming high regarding what’s in the bottle.

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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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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Pizzerias

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Pizzerias

| December 10, 2014 | 11 Comments

Here is a helpful guide highlighting ten popular pizza restaurants in the South Bay Area. Of course, there are plenty more than ten restaurants in the South Bay that are worthy of making this list so please share your favorites in the comments.

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Will a Juice a Day Keep the Doctor Away? Bay Area Juiceries Entice Us to Drink to Our Health

Will a Juice a Day Keep the Doctor Away? Bay Area Juiceries Entice Us to Drink to Our Health

| December 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

Cold pressed juices continue to gain popularity because of their potential health benefits, but there are pros and cons to adding them to your daily diet.

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It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

It’s Here: Vegan Cheese That Actually Tastes Good

| December 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

Both vegans and non-vegans alike are pretty much in agreement that most vegan cheeses on the market are a poor substitute for the real thing. But two Bay Area companies, Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Kitchen, are crafting artisanal plant-based cheeses that might indeed surprise even the most discerning cheese-lover.

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Black Creek Builders: Behind the Scenes of the East Bay Restaurant Boom

Black Creek Builders: Behind the Scenes of the East Bay Restaurant Boom

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long before the hosts, managers, bartenders and servers, who are the masterminds behind our favorite watering holes and dining spots? The builders, of course!

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