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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

| October 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.

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Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it’s the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

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Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

| August 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Grilling meaty mushrooms, especially when brushed with garlic and herb oil, highlights their umami flavors. Tossing them into a kale salad graced with bacon and lemon will highlight your meal.

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Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

Outside Lands 2014 Photos + Video: Haim Hair, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets, Macklemore Proposal

| August 12, 2014 | 5 Comments

This weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was a whirlwind of overstimulation. The new GastroMagic stage further enhanced the mashup of food and performance that is so characteristic of Bay Area culture. Between meals there was music. Here is a collection of memorable moments from the festivities.

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From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.

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10 Farmers and Food Crafters to Follow

10 Farmers and Food Crafters to Follow

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can’t get enough food photography — especially from behind-the-scenes? Follow these farmers and food crafters on Instagram to get inspired.

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk Pie? What? It sounds weird, but apparently it has a cult-like following in the longhorn state. It’s essentially a simple buttermilk and brown sugar custard pie, often flavored with a bit of vanilla and sometimes citrus zest. Kim Laidlaw decided to take it upon herself to come up with the ultimate version for the holidays.

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

| November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fight your fear of pie-ing! Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen 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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Thanksgiving Recipe: An Elevated Version of Classic Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

Thanksgiving Recipe: An Elevated Version of Classic Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kim Laidlaw shares her elevated version of classic stuffing baked alongside the bird with the addition of creamy chestnuts, fresh sage, a leek and some sherry.

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A Healthy Holiday Recipe: A Zillion Ways with Winter Greens

A Healthy Holiday Recipe: A Zillion Ways with Winter Greens

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a basic recipe for greens that includes a lot of ideas for embellishments. You can change it each and every time depending on your tastes, what you have on hand, or how crazy you want to get.

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: The Sweet-Tart Tang of Braised Red Cabbage

Thanksgiving Side Dish: The Sweet-Tart Tang of Braised Red Cabbage

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kim Laidlaw shares her special holiday version of braised red cabbage which is great alongside turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, providing the perfect sweet-tart counterpoint.

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Oh-So-Decadent Wild Mushroom Gravy

Thanksgiving Recipe: Oh-So-Decadent Wild Mushroom Gravy

| November 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Generally, I make my gravy at the last minute, using drippings from the turkey along with the turkey stock I’ve bubbled away for hours and the shredded meat from the neck. But I thought I’d switch it up and offer a new option: wild mushroom gravy. This is a simple but chunky gravy, full of the deep richness of mushrooms.

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Deconstructed Turkey: A Succulent Alternative to a Thanksgiving Classic

Deconstructed Turkey: A Succulent Alternative to a Thanksgiving Classic

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Perhaps it is unthinkable to sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner without the ceremony of bringing a whole golden brown bird to the table and carving it to applause. But if it’s succulent flavor you are after, you really can’t go wrong with this version.

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Hauntingly Beautiful Photos from San Francisco’s Celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Hauntingly Beautiful Photos from San Francisco’s Celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most revered local celebrations, San Francisco’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), took place on Saturday, November 2 in the Mission District. Naomi Fiss’ photos reveal the beauty of the San Francisco community, the commemoration of lives, and the rich cultural tradition that the Mission District has held for decades.

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