Tag: chocolate

Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is nothing sadder than giving or receiving a box of boring chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Instead, combine two things that will impress your significant other more than anything else: chocolate and a home-cooked meal — like beef short ribs braised in chocolate and wine.

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Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd visits Dandelion Chocolate’s new cafe, where a team of passionate chocolate makers use beans that are sourced directly from quality small farms to make chocolate bars, smoothies, tea and iced chocolate drinks.

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Q&A with Michael Recchiuti about Chocolate Lab and the Holidays

Q&A with Michael Recchiuti about Chocolate Lab and the Holidays

| December 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd profiles Michael Recchiuti, who shares what it’s like to work in his new Chocolate Lab dessert cafe in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Recchiuti talks about his favorite menu items and holiday foods and gift sweets.

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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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Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Moving northwards to find the best farmers’ market gifts in the North Bay, at the Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center markets.

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Occupy the Pantry!

Occupy the Pantry!

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

How will you move your money this holiday season? Stephanie Rosenbaum offers tips and advice for delicious gift-giving the non-corporate way.

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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 is perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

| June 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her family’s old recipe for a soft, spicy chocolate cookie you’ll never forget.

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Homemade Truffles for Valentine’s Day

Homemade Truffles for Valentine’s Day

| February 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’re planning on spending a small fortune on chocolates for your sweet, hold up! Consider making your own chocolate truffles.

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New Year’s Buckeyes

New Year’s Buckeyes

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon’s New Year’s tradition: choose your lucky food! This year it’s Buckeyes, the favorite Southern candy made with simple ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate.

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Getting Hot Chocolate Up On Its Feet

Getting Hot Chocolate Up On Its Feet

| December 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

But as long as we’re indulging, why not throw in some adult libations as well? Of course there is the standard Peppermint Schnapps for a tried and true candy-cane flavored holiday aperitif, but what about some amaretto, Frangelico or whiskey to liven things up? Or, as Fred McMurray says in the classic Double Indemnity, “I wonder if a little rum would get this back on its feet?”

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Trick or Treat: Homemade Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat: Homemade Halloween Candy

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Homemade Halloween candy with a cookie crunch, chewy caramel layer, and milk chocolate coating. Sound familiar?

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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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Ode to Nutella

Ode to Nutella

| May 31, 2010 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon explores the history of Nutella and demonstrates the simplest of recipes to celebrate its longevity.

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