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Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for Farmworkers on Thanksgiving

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

On Thanksgiving, the biggest feast of the year, it’s time to show gratitude for the people who grow and harvest our food.

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Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze for Thanksgiving

Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze for Thanksgiving

| November 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Not too far back in the past a vegan had very few options for a store-bought holiday main dish outside of a Tofurkey or for recipes beyond a bland grain-stuffed squash. Boy, have times changed! This Thanksgiving, try a Vegan (and Gluten-Free) Garden Loaf with Cranberry-Maple Glaze, or seek out some delicious store-bought options.

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13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout

13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

13 Ways of Looking at a Brussels Sprout, with recipes (and an apology to Wallace Stevens).

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Holiday Cooking with Chef and Cookbook Author Mitch Rosenthal

Holiday Cooking with Chef and Cookbook Author Mitch Rosenthal

| November 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mitch Rosenthal is the chef and owner of three of San Francisco’s most beloved restaurants, Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor & Hope, as well as Irving Street Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. The recipes for many of his favorite dishes appear in his newly published cookbook, Cooking My Way Back Home, and reflect the Southern exuberance of Town Hall, the contemporary approach of Salt House, and the focus on fresh seafood of Anchor & Hope.

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Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

Your Bay Area Vegan Thanksgiving Event and Meal Guide

| November 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Vegans and vegetarians also love to celebrate Thanksgiving with those closest to them and share a grand meal. What we do differently is not just swap out the meat — we also thank the animals who make our lives richer, funnier, eye-opening, and loving. Here is a list of events and meal options in the area that are sure to make your veggie Thanksgiving a fabulous one!

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Adapting Recipes to Keep Up With the Times + Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Adapting Recipes to Keep Up With the Times + Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

| March 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon discusses how she goes about adapting a dessert recipe and why it even matters.

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Black Friday Breakfast: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Black Friday Breakfast: Sweet Potato Pancakes

| November 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Skip the madness this Black Friday and take your shopping online while you enjoy a leisurely breakfast of Sweet Potato Pancakes in your jammies.

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Food Safety on Thanksgiving

Food Safety on Thanksgiving

| November 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Now I don’t want to be a downer, but if there’s any day during the year when you might accidentally spread some bacteria or make someone sick, it’s Thanksgiving. But keeping your meal safe for your family and guests isn’t difficult if you take a few proactive steps. Here are some easy food safety guidelines for not only the holiday meal, but every day throughout the year.

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KQED’s Forum: Harold McGee’s Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

KQED’s Forum: Harold McGee’s Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

What are the pros and cons of brining a turkey? What is the secret to perfect pie crust? On the day before Thanksgiving, food scientist and New York Times “Curious Cook” columnist Harold McGee joined Forum’s Dave Iverson in the studio to answer listeners’ last minute cooking questions.

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The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa’s Winter Wonderland

The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa’s Winter Wonderland

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

100 pounds of sugar, 390 pounds of flour, 60 pounds of eggs, and 100 pounds of candy are among the ingredients for a ten foot tall gingerbread house at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Last night at the Claremont’s annual Holiday Open House, over 200 guests showed up to see the unveiling of the big gingerbread house.

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Pie Palace Graces San Rafael’s 4th Street

Pie Palace Graces San Rafael’s 4th Street

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Another exciting opening in San Rafael: pie! Local resident, Megan Gordon, shares her thoughts on the little 4th street shop.

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Five Bay Area Chefs Share How to Remix Thanksgiving Leftovers

Five Bay Area Chefs Share How to Remix Thanksgiving Leftovers

| November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you can stand to eat Thanksgiving leftovers as is for one, maybe two days after the holiday. What, then, to do with the other six million pounds of leftovers that have suddenly taken over a whole shelf in the refrigerator? Remix them!

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Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegan-Style

Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegan-Style

| November 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

Vegans living in the Bay Area are lucky to be surrounded by great options for a cruelty-free Thanksgiving dinner. A recipe for Nutty Vegan Pumpkin Pie is included plus links to numerous tasty vegan alternative holiday recipes.

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Gathering, Roasting and Cooking with Chestnuts

Gathering, Roasting and Cooking with Chestnuts

| November 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

My trip to Italy got me thinking about why we don’t see chestnuts as publicly available in the Bay Area. I had a minor eureka moment and remembered that years ago the Chronicle had mentioned that you could collect chestnuts somewhere in San Mateo County. Upon my return I took a quick trip down to Skyline Chestnuts and did some gathering. Apparently, the chestnut season is fairly brief. It started mid-October and ends this weekend before Thanksgiving so if you are interested in DIY chestnut collection don’t delay!

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