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Food & Spirituality: Fall Feast with Armenians in San Francisco

Food & Spirituality: Fall Feast with Armenians in San Francisco

| October 16, 2013 | 7 Comments

“As the world shaped itself in different ways, people made their way to California, which became the safe haven of Armenians from around the world.” Western and Eastern Armenians speak different dialects, use different names for the same dishes — and make those dishes differently. What they all share in common is the challenge of keeping their language alive in America. That’s where food is at least the start of the conversation.

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From Sweet to Heat: A Guide to Picking Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

From Sweet to Heat: A Guide to Picking Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer may be coming to an end, but pepper season is heating up. Native to the Americas, the fruits of Capsicum annuum are in full force at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market from summer into early fall, where you can find more than 40 varieties in just about every color of the rainbow.

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Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmers’ Markets This Fall

| September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

As more locally-grown produce has been popping up on grocery shelves, you might feel like you could skip the farmers’ markets and just hit the supermarket. If you do, you will miss out on some delightful organically grown treats. It is these only-at-the market vendors that draw me to two and sometimes three markets every week. Here are my faves.

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Yeasted Pumpkin Bread

Yeasted Pumpkin Bread

These next few weeks, pumpkins will be everywhere you look. Which means everyone you know will be baking their favorite pumpkin quick bread, pumpkin cookies, or pumpkin muffins these days. This yeasted version is a little more unusual. It makes a great base for turkey sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce; it’s also wonderful for breakfast toasted and spread with apple butter.

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