Tag: amy sherman

Go Vegan

Go Vegan

| March 9, 2009 | 4 Comments

Tips and cookbook recommendations for going vegan.

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Delicious Art at STUDIO Gallery

Delicious Art at STUDIO Gallery

| March 12, 2008 | 2 Comments

I couldn’t have been more pleased when STUDIO Gallery opened up on Polk street a few years ago. The gallery is unlike any other I know. First of all, it’s not airy and industrial, it’s a tiny and cozy storefront, and it showcases the work of only Bay Area artists. Art shows are accessible, sometimes […]

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Bake Until Bubby & Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Bake Until Bubby & Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

| March 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I worked as a counselor in a homeless shelter I gained an appreciation for casseroles. The shifts were long and dinner was often the main focus of the evening for counselors as well as guests. Churches and synagogues provided meals at the shelter, and casseroles were served night after night. Because we didn’t always […]

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Massimo’s Italian Kitchen & Pork Spareribs and Cabbage Recipe

Massimo’s Italian Kitchen & Pork Spareribs and Cabbage Recipe

| February 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

Lee’s favorite food is Japanese. When we celebrate his birthday or really any occasion it’s Japanese food that he wants. Much as I love Japanese food, and I really do, I have to say Italian is still my all-time favorite. Italian food just spells comfort to me. I love rustic food and great ingredients treated […]

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Whole Grains for Everyone

Whole Grains for Everyone

| February 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Whole grains. Those are the grains you are supposed to be getting three servings of a day. They are also possibly hiding out in mysterious jars in your pantry. Well, it’s time to clean out the cupboard and begin again. Stop passing by the Bob’s Red Mill display and grab some packages, because more help […]

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Kylie Kwong Cookbooks

Kylie Kwong Cookbooks

| February 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

I get the feeling that parts of Australia are a bit like the Bay Area–an abundance of top quality produce and cuisine influenced by Europe and Asian settlers. There is also a lack of orthodoxy, a flexibility and willingness to experiment when it comes to food. All of this can be found in the cookbooks […]

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New Healthy Cookbooks

New Healthy Cookbooks

| February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Not so long ago it was believed that low-fat diets were the way to go. It seemed if you could just cut out the fat, you could lose weight and be healthy. But nutrition is science and science changes with the times. Fat is no longer vilified. Though for a while, carbohydrates were the enemy. […]

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Techniques of Healthy Cooking

Techniques of Healthy Cooking

| January 30, 2008 | 2 Comments

The Culinary Institute of America recently published the third edition of Techniques of Healthy Cooking. It’s a massive tome, almost 600 pages long and provides a broad overview of nutritional basics such as current dietary guidelines, recipes planning, and recommendations for minimizing fat, salt, sugar and even alcohol in recipes. There are nearly 150 photographs […]

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Cook by the Book: Throw a Great Party

Cook by the Book: Throw a Great Party

| January 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

I love cookbooks. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t bother reviewing them. When I read them, I try to imagine who the book might appeal to, if not me, and I try to be as fair as I can. If I don’t think a book is worthwhile, I generally don’t bother to review it. I’d rather […]

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Hungry Planet

Hungry Planet

| January 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Hungry Planet takes a look at what the world eats, country by country, family by family. Photos show 30 different families posing with a typical week’s worth of food, and details include how much they spend on food, the breakdown by types of food, a family recipe and an essay about the family and their […]

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What’s Hot for 2008

What’s Hot for 2008

| January 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

According to the National Restaurant Association survey of chefs, the following are “hot” for 2008: 1. Bite-size desserts2. Locally grown produce3. Organic produce4. Small plates/tapas/mezze5. Specialty sandwiches6. Craft/artisan/microbrew beer7. Sustainable seafood8. Grass-fed items9. Energy drink cocktails10. Salts (e.g. sea, smoked, colored, kosher) Bite-sized desserts. Yay! Big portions force diners to share. Who wants to share […]

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Vacation Reads

Vacation Reads

| January 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

While on vacation in Hawaii I did not indulge in one of my addictions, watching food programs on TV. In fact, I watched very little TV at all on my trip. Vacation is my big chance to catch up on my reading. This time around I brought two books I had received review copies of–Best […]

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Celebrating Deliciousness

Celebrating Deliciousness

| December 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last year I didn’t make much progress with my resolutions. But I think I know why. It’s not enough to just have good intentions, you need a plan and you need a goal that is easy to follow through on. This year, I have it all figured out. For 2008 I plan to celebrate deliciousness. […]

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Dessert by the Book

Dessert by the Book

| December 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

This Fall saw three dessert books by local chefs, Elizabeth Falkner’s Demolition Desserts, Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich and Indulge by Claire Clark. Each of these books are masterful and exacting. When it comes to pastry, exacting is important. I’m often intimidated by the fact that you can’t “fix” dessert the way you can fix […]

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