Tag: cookbooks

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide: How to Match the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Gift-ee

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to match this season’s best cookbooks with the special friends and family on your gift list? Our holiday cookbook guide offers the most mouthwatering books from the Bay Area’s favorite food and wine writers. Includes recipes for Parmesan Fricos and Warm Mocha Tart.

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Cheese Books for the Curd Nerd

Cheese Books for the Curd Nerd

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every aspiring curd nerd yearns to embiggen their knowledge base about the dairy darlings they adore. Garrett McCord shares two books that help you gain a broader understanding of cheese and supply you with tasteful cheese-centric recipes.

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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry finds many new produce-centric hits among the recipes in the cookbook Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by local Cheryl Sternman Rule.

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Garden to Plate: 5 Beautiful Spring Cookbooks

Garden to Plate: 5 Beautiful Spring Cookbooks

| April 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon discusses her favorite five spring cookbooks focusing on gardening and produce, farmers markets, and fresh food. It’s time to celebrate all the color popping up, and these five writers and chefs are an inviting place to begin.

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Book Review: Lidia’s Italy in America

Book Review: Lidia’s Italy in America

| December 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

In Ms. Basitanich’s new book “Lidia’s Italy in America,” which she wrote with her daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali, the focus is on the unique ways Italian American immigrants interpreted dishes from their homeland throughout the United States. Watch “Lidia Celebrates America — Holiday Tables & Traditions” on KQED TV.

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Dinner and Q & A with Chef Stephanie Izard

Dinner and Q & A with Chef Stephanie Izard

| December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chef Stephanie Izard cooks up a special dinner with fellow Top Chef alum Chef Jennifer Biesty to promote her new cookbook and raise some money for Share our Strength.

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How to Eat Good Food: A Local Grocer’s Manifesto

How to Eat Good Food: A Local Grocer’s Manifesto

| October 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

For the food shopper who thinks, the positively indispensable Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food: A Grocer’s Guide to Shopping, Cooking, and Creating Community Through Food by Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough released this month is the holy reference guide/blue book that clues consumers in to the real value of what’s on the grocery shelf.

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Remembering My Mother’s Cookbooks

Remembering My Mother’s Cookbooks

From Julia Child to the Moosewood Cookbook, a Mother’s Day reminiscence on one writer’s Mom and her cookbooks.

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Bay Area Foraging with Hank Shaw

Bay Area Foraging with Hank Shaw

| February 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

I’m excited to interview Hank about his new book and learning to forage in the Bay Area, an area that is teeming with wild edibles. He was also generous enough to provide a recipe for Fennel and Tomato Pasta Sauce.

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Small-Scale Cookbooks with Big Heart

Small-Scale Cookbooks with Big Heart

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon shares a few recent finds in the world of small publisher’s cookbooks.

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My Calabria: My Rosetta Stone

My Calabria: My Rosetta Stone

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Rosetta Constantino’s My Calabria (written with Janet Fletcher) and the interest it has sparked in me, I feel as though the old toe is finally beginning to heal. The book is a long-overdue source of pride and celebration for those of us whose families emigrated from there. For those who are not of Calabrese heritage, it brings this remote area of Southern Italy closer; it sheds light upon the cuisine of a region that has been largely ignored by the rest of the world.

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Death of the Cookbook, Greatly Exaggerated

Death of the Cookbook, Greatly Exaggerated

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Current wisdom, however, holds that cookbooks are becoming obsolete. While food blogs and recipe-rich websites like Epicurious have been around, relatively speaking, for ages, most web-savvy cooks — skittish about the potential havoc erupting pots and mishandled cutlery are capable of causing — balk at positioning their precious laptops too close to a rowdy kitchen fray. Enter the iPad.

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Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

| May 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Need a little inspiration to begin your spring baking projects? Friends showing you up at potlucks? In this post, Megan Gordon shares her picks for online finds that will get you prepared and inspired to hop in the kitchen and start baking.

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Keep on Keepin’ on: Some Advice on Eating Alone

Keep on Keepin’ on: Some Advice on Eating Alone

| April 19, 2010 | 4 Comments

After many years of cooking for two, Megan Gordon finds herself in the kitchen alone. After sulking for a few months, she’s decided to crawl out from the bagged salads and Trader Joe’s taquitos to explore recipes, advice, and literary essays on cooking and eating for one.

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