Monthly Archives: March 2010

What I’m Reading Today

Welcome to part two of my spring holiday edition.  For those of you celebrating Easter this weekend, enjoy and happy cooking! (Kirk McKoy/LA Times) Brunch is the perfect meal for a family holiday when it falls on a Sunday.  Easter, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Happy Wednesday.  Remember, if you are in the Bay Area this Saturday, come by and see me at the Chestnut Street Williams Sonoma.  I’ll be signing copies of “eggs” from noon-2pm.  Hope to see you there! Welcome to my first … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen

When I teach my cooking classes I am often asked if I buy and eat everything organic.  I usually tell students that they should buy the best they can afford, realizing everyone can not always afford to shop all organic … Continue reading

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Frances

Several months ago a small little restaurant called Frances opened its doors in the Castro.  Melissa Perello, the chef/owner, hails from the Fifth Floor and Charles Nob Hill.  She clearly didn’t garner three James Beard nominations and a Michelin star … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’d be willing to bet butchers sell more corned beef today than any other day of the year.  The brined and seasoned cut of brisket is likely simmering on many stoves right now, awaiting cabbage, soda … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Brownies with Caramelized Cocoa Nibs

I read and own a lot of cookbooks but lately have tried to curb my urge to buy them on a regular basis.  When my friend Meagan gave me a copy of Salty Sweets by Christie Matheson I literally drooled … Continue reading

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Bolognese

I didn’t grow up eating much pasta.  When we did eat it, it was most definitely “noodles”- pasta was, well…I’m not sure I even knew what pasta was.  As time went along and I expanded my childhood diet of cottage … Continue reading

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