Monthly Archives: October 2011

Buttermilk Bread Just Like Mom Never Made

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My mother is afraid of bread. No, she’s not one of those low-carb fanatics or even a gluten-free devotee. It’s not actually eating bread that scares her, but making it. Bear in mind that I’m talking about a professional foodie—once … Continue reading

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Top Ten San Francisco Foodie Activities for Tourists

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So you’re a food-lover with some vacation days to burn, and you’ve decided to visit San Francisco. Good choice. You’ve probably already compiled a nice long list of famous five-star restaurants that you can’t wait to try. But what else … Continue reading

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Miso Caesar Salad Recipe

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They say the cause of most marital discord is disagreement about money, but in my house, it’s definitely more about leftovers. I don’t so much mean leftover meals—though those cause their fair share of spats—but leftover ingredients. You know, the … Continue reading

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Muhammara Recipe (Syrian Red Pepper and Walnut Dip)

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One of the best destinations for a foodie tourist visiting San Francisco, in my opinion, is Haig’s Delicacies. Founded in 1956 by an Armenian who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, the small family-owned shop is a prized treasure of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Sukkot with Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, White Beans, Olives, and Feta Cheese

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Raised in hippie Berkeley in the 1970s by a non-observant Jewish mom and a devoutly agnostic father, my religious upbringing was scant to say the least. When asked directly, my parents always insisted we were Jewish, and we did enjoy … Continue reading

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Israeli Salad with Egg and Feta Cheese

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Israeli Salad, distinguished by finely diced tomatoes and cucumbers, is described (according to Wikipedia), as “the most well-known national dish of Israel.” Way to go on the fame and recognition, Israeli Salad! You totally deserve it. You are sooooo good. … Continue reading

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Shrimp Bisque

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Last week, as I toiled away in my home office on a typically cool and foggy Bay Area Fall day, I was struck with a hankering. As I mentioned yesterday, I was working on an assignment for a client that … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Shrimp Stock Recipe

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I just realized that for years I’ve been throwing away gold. Pink culinary gold. With what I know now, I can’t believe I am saying this, but I used to think that shrimp shells were [gasp] garbage. Meanwhile, wholly convinced … Continue reading

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