Tag: baking

Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Search of a Perfect Loaf is not a cookbook, although it does contain a handful of recipes. It’s first and foremost a tale of one man’s journey, both personal and investigative, into figuring out what goes into creating a really good loaf of bread. Lucky for us, he happily shares his discoveries and tells a good tale along the way.

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A Guide to the Best Breads in the Bay Area

A Guide to the Best Breads in the Bay Area

| June 20, 2014 | 14 Comments

Bread makes the meal go ’round. And, of course, San Francisco is known for its delicious sourdough breads. But, there’s so much more. Try these best breads of the Bay Area.

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A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it like to eat a cookie that is made with medical marijuana? While coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, Mary Ladd explores the world of pot edibles and lands on some good medicinal cookies from a friend who is a natural chef.

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Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life (VIDEO)

Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life (VIDEO)

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A precociously independent toddler packs a healthy homemade lunch and heads off to snack in Bernal Height’s Holly Park in San Francisco. This video is a promo for Kim Laidlaw’s new book: Baby & Toddler On The Go: fresh, homemade foods for a busy life.

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The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila: Review and Recipe for Homemade Wheat Crackers

The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila: Review and Recipe for Homemade Wheat Crackers

| June 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon shares her thoughts on Alana Chernila’s new book, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making. And Alana agreed to share her recipe for Wheat Crackers with Bay Area Bites, and chats with us about the process of writing the book.

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Cookies: What’s For Breakfast

Cookies: What’s For Breakfast

| March 16, 2012 | 7 Comments

Megan Gordon is no stranger to cookies. But lately she’s been experimenting in the kitchen to come up with the perfect breakfast cookie and she may have found it: a wholesome blend of oats, bran, coconut oil, and nuts and fruits. It’s an excuse to eat a cookie in the morning, and that’s always a good thing.

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Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.

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Cookbook Review: Home Baked Comfort  by Kim Laidlaw

Cookbook Review: Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

Home Baked Comfort, Williams-Sonoma’s latest baking book, promises to get you baking with over a hundred recipes for delectable, homemade treats.

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Recipe: Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Ooh la la! Bring a little glamour to your dinner party by whipping up a batch of fresh-from-the-oven madeleines, delicate, spongy little cakes made extra-fragrant with Meyer lemon zest.

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Baking Bread in the Digital Era with Michael Ruhlman

Baking Bread in the Digital Era with Michael Ruhlman

| June 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Want to lean more about baking bread? Michael Ruhlman’s new Bread Baking App for iPhone and iPad will teach you what you need to know, on your mobile device.

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Baillardran Cannelés

Baillardran Cannelés

Baillardran Cannelés are a chain shop that sells cannelés all around France. Here’s a virtual tour of this culinary gem.

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Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown

Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown

| April 19, 2011 | 5 Comments

Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown: Who has the better macaron?

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Meet Marge: Bay Area Welcomes New Baking Business

Meet Marge: Bay Area Welcomes New Baking Business

| January 24, 2011 | 6 Comments

Megan Gordon introduces us to her new baking business, Marge. Pie, anyone?

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Gluten-Free Bakeries Bring Holiday Cheer

Gluten-Free Bakeries Bring Holiday Cheer

| November 30, 2010 | 19 Comments

December is just about here, which means that Bay Area gluten-free bakeries are beginning to roll out their fabulous holiday treats.

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