Tag: tartine

Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

| September 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That’s one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

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A Guide to the Best Breads in the Bay Area

A Guide to the Best Breads in the Bay Area

| June 20, 2014 | 14 Comments

Bread makes the meal go ’round. And, of course, San Francisco is known for its delicious sourdough breads. But, there’s so much more. Try these best breads of the Bay Area.

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Bay Area Bites’ Downtown San Francisco Restaurant Guide for Visitors

Bay Area Bites’ Downtown San Francisco Restaurant Guide for Visitors

| May 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Looking for places to take out-of-town guests or want to know where to eat in San Francisco when you visit? Use our guide to downtown to find classic places or tasty, lesser-known treats.

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Former Tartine Baker Opens His Own Doors — With a Whole Lot of Help — in San Anselmo

Former Tartine Baker Opens His Own Doors — With a Whole Lot of Help — in San Anselmo

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nathan and Devon Yanko opened the doors to M.H. Bread and Butter at the end of May. Now, with regular 12-hour days under their belts, the former Tartine baker thinks they’re building more than just bread; they’re building a community.

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The Perennial Plate’s Bay Area Episode: 3 Farms + Tartine Dinner (VIDEO)

The Perennial Plate’s Bay Area Episode: 3 Farms + Tartine Dinner (VIDEO)

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Daniel Klein, creator of The Perennial Plate, an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, shares some thoughts about his new Bay Area episode. Under the guidance of Chef Samin Nostrat they visited three local farms, gathered stories, harvested food and then created a Tartine Afterhours dinner at the Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Watch the episode about the farm visits and event.

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Book Review: Tartine Bread

Book Review: Tartine Bread

| September 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her thoughts (and a recipe) on the stunning new cookbook, Tartine Bread.

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Homemade Coconut Cream Tart

Homemade Coconut Cream Tart

I haven’t made a coconut cream pie or tart in years. After discovering Tartine’s velvety indulgence, I figured what was the point. How could I replicate their flaky crust topped with a layer of dark chocolate and caramel (and, I think, a few flecks of fleur de sel?) and then crowned with a rich coconut pastry cream? And then something happened. I began to crave coconut cream but was too busy and lazy to drive across the bridge to purchase one from Tartine. So, with Easter only a few days away and a holiday dessert in order, I decided I would create my own coconut concoction — something that reminded me of the sweet perfection available across the bay, but different enough that I wouldn’t constantly compare my tart to it.

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Get Your Spice On: The Bay Area’s Best Gingerbread

Get Your Spice On: The Bay Area’s Best Gingerbread

| December 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

According to The Journal of Antiques, Gingerbread has been around for centuries, first appearing when the Medieval Crusaders returned from the Middle East bringing back spices, sugar, and citrus fruits. Then, Catholic monks started adapting the ingredients into themed cakes and carved cookie boards. Today, the ingredients and method are much the same, although the shape and presentation obviously differ. For this post, I visited many of my favorite local bakeries to check in and see how they’ll be adapting the seasonal favorite this year. From the standard to the standout, here are a few treats that I’m pretty sure will warm your spirits in the weeks to come.

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