Tag: lamb

Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Pasternak and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, farm 115 acres in Nicasio, Novato, and Petaluma, raising pigs, sheep, and rabbits, as well as wine grapes and asparagus.

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In Iraq, Laying Claim to the Kebab

In Iraq, Laying Claim to the Kebab

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Iraqis, among many other Middle Easterners, believe they invented the kebab. The skewered meat dish appears as early as the 9th century in a book from the southern city of Basra called The Book of Misers.

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Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Lamb is fantastic on the grill, so this Fourth of July, try some lamb burgers jazzed up with cilantro, scallions, and an unexpected hit of fresh ginger, dolloped with cool herbed yogurt. For vegetarians, there’s a smoky spread of grilled eggplant and tahini, scooped into grilled pita and topped with crunchy carrot-mint salad.

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Lamb For Four Sundays, Four Ways

Lamb For Four Sundays, Four Ways

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Though it’s not as common as other proteins in American cuisine, lamb often gets a share of the spotlight on springtime’s holiday tables. It’s a good time to experiment with lamb’s magical ability to absorb and alter flavors.

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“Outside Lambs”: A Moroccan Oasis Within Outside Lands

“Outside Lambs”: A Moroccan Oasis Within Outside Lands

| August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bay Area Bites editor Wendy Goodfriend and I paid a visit to The Whole Beast chef John Fink’s tent. It’s his first time participating in this cultural extravaganza.

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Spring Breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb

Spring Breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb

It’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful, at last. Herald the greening of spring in long-overdue rain with some breakfast ideas for green eggs and lamb sausage patties.

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Vegan Fashion

Vegan Fashion

| May 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

The vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle extends beyond food. Compassion for animals and the planet affects what we buy when it comes to everything from body products to furniture to cleaning products to bedding to car interiors. And of course, it affects the clothing we wear.

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2011 Oakland Greek Festival

2011 Oakland Greek Festival

| May 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

This weekend, be sure to catch the 2011 Oakland Greek Festival. Dance, shop, eat, and just enjoy the all-around good cheer. OPA!

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Halloween Pumpkin Stew

Halloween Pumpkin Stew

In the Bay Area, the skeletons and jack o’ lanterns of Halloween are always interwoven with the sugar skulls and marigold-strewn altars of Mexico’s Day of the Dead. So why not use goat as a base for this Halloween stew baked a pumpkin? Goat is a traditional meat for Day of the Dead dishes–and, with their spooky eyes and devilish implications, a perfectly haunting choice for Halloween, too.

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Greek Food Festival

Greek Food Festival

| September 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

If the kleig lights circling out front didn’t show you the way to the Contra Costa Festival of Greek Food & Wine at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Concord, the smell of spit-roasting lamb surely would. Baklava recipe included.

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Burns Night, Meet Pie Day

Burns Night, Meet Pie Day

| January 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

What happens when National Pie Day meets Burns Night?

Not a haggis pie, thankfully. But something haggis-inspired in the shape of a warming shepherd’s pie.

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Meaty New Year!

Meaty New Year!

| December 31, 2007 | 0 Comments

Ah, the impending new year is all about lists, isn’t it? Well, here’s yet another one. Recent tragic events, human and animal alike, at the San Francisco Zoo has me doing several things: 1. I’m snatching up my very plump and extremely domesticated cats and kissing them all over, while demanding to know how their […]

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