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Gluten-Free Vegan Options in the Bay Area: Yes, They Are Out There

Gluten-Free Vegan Options in the Bay Area: Yes, They Are Out There

| June 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

People are giving up gluten. Whether it’s due to celiac disease or a dietary lifestyle choice, the need for more and more gluten-free food options is growing. Now, what if you are vegan? Ethical choices don’t change, so the elimination of gluten just gets added to your lifestyle! Luckily, the Bay Area has multiple options for a great meal.

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Shrooms, Chokes, Fruits: Bay Area Chefs on How To Pick Winter Produce, Pt. 3

Shrooms, Chokes, Fruits: Bay Area Chefs on How To Pick Winter Produce, Pt. 3

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tamara Palmer gets some expert winter produce advice from Jen Biesty of Scala’s Bistro, Eric Tucker of Millennium Restaurant and Aaron London of Ubuntu.

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Food Secrets of Deanie Hickox

Food Secrets of Deanie Hickox

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Pastry chef Deanie Hickox is known to Northern California diners for her work at Manresa, Ubuntu, Rubicon and her current post, Coi. This year, Hickox received a semi-finalist nomination for the coveted James Beard 2010 Outstanding Pastry Chef award. She worked with Jeremy Fox at Ubuntu and Manresa. The two were married but parted ways after Ubuntu. Her Beard nomination was from her work at Ubuntu in Napa. She is a grad of the San Francisco California Culinary Academy pastry program, and was a 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Rising Star Chef, a 2008 Best Pastry Chef and a 2009 Napa Sonoma Rising Star Pastry Chef.
Hickox’s picks cover Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Napa, with some good finds in between.

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Primal Napa

Primal Napa

| November 15, 2009 | 1 Comment

The lamb brains, I was told, were simply smashing. Like meaty custard, in the best possible way. But the lamb brains weren’t the half of it. The outdoor tables at last weekend’s first Primal Napa event were a head-to-tail, guts-and-all celebration of going deep with meat.

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StarChefs Rising Stars Napa Sonoma

StarChefs Rising Stars Napa Sonoma

| June 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

At gala events you expect to see top chefs preparing bite-sized nibbles for guests. But at StarChefs events working chefs are not just preparing the food, they are the ones being celebrated. StarChefs is all about the chefs of today, and the rising star events are a great way to get a taste of the future.

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Pregnant Pause: Last Ditch Dines

Pregnant Pause: Last Ditch Dines

| April 29, 2009 | 5 Comments

Realistically, I don’t know how many we’ll get to but it’s always good to have goals, especially ones as tasty as these, so here you go, 12 Bay Area restaurants we want to hit before our late-June due date.

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