Tag: focaccia

Recipe: Tomato Pie 2.0

Recipe: Tomato Pie 2.0

| April 4, 2012 | 11 Comments

A simple pleasure of thick, soft crust, and sweet, tangy tomato sauce.

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Eating Lunch at Big Sur Bakery

Eating Lunch at Big Sur Bakery

| September 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s been well over two years now since the hungry writers at Bay Area Bites mentioned Big Sur Bakery. I figured it was time. Now, I can’t quite pin down the exact moment I became obsessed with Big Sur Bakery. It was well before the recent Bon Appetit mention and even before the stunning My Nepenthe cookbook came out. I feel like it’s always been this legend-like place that I’ve been trying to get past relationships, friends, and family to tag along and try. But most folks always have the same reaction:

You want to drive 5 hours round-trip to go to a bakery? In one day?

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Schiacciata d’Uva

Schiacciata d’Uva

What do you eat during the grape harvest? Well, if you’re in northern Italy or California surrounded by vineyards, you take your grapes and make a merenda, a snack, by pressing them into focaccia dough, sprinkling on olive oil, sugar, maybe a little anise seed, and baking the whole thing puffy and golden.

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Homemade Focaccia

Homemade Focaccia

| March 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

One bread I love to make at home is focaccia. In addition to thinking it’s one of the easier breads to bake, I also love that it can accommodate a variety of toppings. Although it is most often baked with sea salt and rosemary, you can easily add thyme or sage instead, not to mention goat cheese, caramelized onions, olives, garlic, nuts, anchovies, and fresh tomatoes.

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