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Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watch the video to find out the surprise Bay Area Bites blogger Mike Kahn got when he picked up some Hostess snacks and found that a number of them might contain beef fat.

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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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The Lack of Sweetness in my Life

The Lack of Sweetness in my Life

| December 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sweets can pretty much shove it. That’s the short story, I suppose, but in truth, it’s a complicated issue of taste. You see, I like most pies, especially plum, chocolate in croissants and puddings, lemon bars, caramel ice cream, malts, and jelly beans. I respect carrot cake, mostly for its steadfast association with cream cheese frosting. I will rarely refuse a sandwich cookie when it’s offered. I am open to enlightenment courtesy of thrilling and creative restaurant desserts of all sorts. Yet I never crave sweet things or go out of my way to consume them. I’m convinced the very bland affection I do muster is a product of 29 years spent immersed in a culture obsessed with them. Desserts are not central to my eating routines, or even peripheral. If they disappeared, I would shed no corn syrupy tears.

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Sandbox Bakery

Sandbox Bakery

| December 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

We Bernal Hill dwellers may be very busy walking our dogs or itsy-bitsy-spidering our charming offspring, but we have our standards, and our needs. And happily, Sandbox Bakery has arrived to sate all our pain au chocolat, strawberry scone and kashi-pan desires.

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