Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pizza with Broccoli Rabe, Fontina and Meyer Lemon

Pizza with Broccoli Rabe, Fontina and Meyer Lemon

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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Radicchio, Cara Cara Orange and Quinoa Salad

Radicchio, Cara Cara Orange and Quinoa Salad

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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ROOT VEGETABLE HASH

Root Vegetable Hash

My very favorite hash comes from Slow Club. Their take on the breakfast classic hits all the right notes: it’s livened with ground turkey sausage, given a little sweetness by way of sweet potatoes and butternut squash, laced with piquant arugula, and topped with some sharp cheddar. I ate their hash nearly every weekend for […]

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BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES WITH CITRUS PRESERVES

Buckwheat Pancakes with Citrus Preserves

When I was three or four years old, I got the idea to make my mom some eggs one morning. I wanted to surprise her; perhaps it was her birthday. I had this amazing toy stove and oven, sized to my child height, whose stovetop burners, when the dial was turned, would shift from black […]

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Chocolate Truffles with Sesame and Chile

Chocolate Truffles with Sesame + Chili

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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