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Monthly Archives: February 2011

There is something of a mythology around the art and craft of baking. Consider this gorgeous video about Chad Robertson and his wildly successful Tartine, for instance. Or this piece on the relationship between bread and craft written by my former advisor at CCA, maker and bon vivant Donald Fortescue. Or consider Tucson’s legendary pizzaiolo […]

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Sometimes I catch myself laughing out loud, privately, while listening to a particularly funny moment during Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, one of my favorite radio shows. Carl Kassel’s peerless narration, Peter Sagal’s tasteless jokes and Mo Rocca’s impromptu snark are like secret weapons on long walks through less than stellar neighborhoods in San Francisco. […]

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There is something mischievously gratifying about giving away a dessert that is secretly absurdly easy to make, especially when people think you’ve pulled off the culinary equivalent of a triathlon. That is what these truffles are. They are primarily cream and dark chocolate, with just a whiff of chili, sea salt and sesame to round […]

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