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Art as Food as Art: Caitlin Freeman and her “Modern Art Desserts”

Art as Food as Art: Caitlin Freeman and her “Modern Art Desserts”

| April 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cailtlin Freeman’s new book details the drama and recipes behind her self-made dream job: responding to SFMOMA’s art through food.

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Apple Crumb Cake: A Naughty Version of the Nice

Apple Crumb Cake: A Naughty Version of the Nice

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is officially my new favorite coffee/breakfast/snack/anytime cake. It has a comforting heft to it. It will remind you of apple picking and old fashioned donut shops. The cake on its own is wonderful, but the crumb topping makes it swoon-worthy. You will eat every last crumb. Promise.

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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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A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This three-layer chocolate cake it perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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13 Most Popular BAB Posts and Recipes in 2010

13 Most Popular BAB Posts and Recipes in 2010

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Comfort food, gluten-free recipes and vampire prevention appeared to be peak areas of interest for BAB readers in 2010.
Here are the top thirteen stories and recipes most visited on Bay Area Bites during the year.

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A Week at The San Francisco Baking Institute

A Week at The San Francisco Baking Institute

| October 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon details her week at San Francisco Baking Institute and the Top Ten Things she Learned about Pastry Production.

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A Sweet Year: Plum Cake for Rosh Hashanah

A Sweet Year: Plum Cake for Rosh Hashanah

| September 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

Make it a sweet year with this easy and delicious plum cake for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Fuyu Persimmon and Date Upside-Down Cake

Fuyu Persimmon and Date Upside-Down Cake

| November 5, 2009 | 5 Comments

As I mentioned in my Fuyu persimmon post last year, Fuyus should not be confused with Hachiya persimmons. Unlike the naturally astringent Hachiya, which needs to be so ripe it should look like a bag full of goop by the time you can eat it, Fuyus are sweet and firm when they’re ready. With Fuyus, you can just peel and eat. They’re amazing served fresh in salads or cooked in couscous and tarts. My favorite new fall dessert, however, is a Fuyu and Date Upside-Down Cake.

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Wedding Cake Primer

Wedding Cake Primer

| April 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Wedding season is upon us! Well, almost. When it comes to wedding cakes, there are lots of choices starting with the type of cake. According to wedding cake specialist Gabrielle Feuersinger of Cake Coquette, there are several different major categories to choose from.

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Apple Cake

Apple Cake

| October 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

One of the best things about having an apple tree is being able to go in my own backyard to pick apples to make a cake. I have quite a weakness for apple cake, especially when the apples are crisp and sweet. So, in honor of my tree and the many apples it has bestowed upon us for apple slices, apple tarts, apple butter, and, yes, apple cakes, I’d like to share my recipe.

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A Cake Turned Upside Down

A Cake Turned Upside Down

| September 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

I’ve had this cake on my mind for some time. It has been years since I’ve eaten one– not since childhood. I remembered it as being sticky and sweet, delicious and remarkably easy to prepare– that is, I do not remember anyone ever slaving over the making of a Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

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Almond-Cornmeal Cake

Almond-Cornmeal Cake

| August 29, 2008 | 7 Comments

“Figs?” she asked, “What about putting a little pomegranate molasses in them?” She took me into the kitchen, and poured two slow-moving drops of the stuff onto the end of a fork and put it in my mouth. It was a flavor new to me– sweet, sour, full of depth. It was exactly what the figs needed to make them interesting without taking over the dessert. I learned something new.

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Creativity Explored: Tasty Art Exhibit Opens

Creativity Explored: Tasty Art Exhibit Opens

| August 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

The recent opening of a gallery exhibition at Creativity Explored in the Mission District was a reminder of just how much San Franciscans love their food. The exhibit, entitled Tasty, highlighted the work of local artists who had explored the shape and color of eating in a variety of media.

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Caramel Cake, The Recipe.

Caramel Cake, The Recipe.

| December 24, 2006 | 27 Comments

I have recently completed a consulting job with Poulet, deli/restaurant with a humble, kitchy interior. Started by Marilyn Rinzler and the infamous Bruce Aidells, Poulet has stood in the same spot since 1979! With the hopes of providing honest, healthful food, with a chicken slant, it is still owned by Ms. Rinzler and manages to […]

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