The Restaurant Formerly Known as Little Mac

June 6, 2010
SF Underground Farmers Market

Eat mac and cheese. Screw McDonald’s. Get famous. That was our motto at the SF Underground Farmers’ Market on Friday, after finding out two days earlier that McDonald’s would sue us for opening a restaurant called Little Mac. Let me backtrack. Last Wednesday, Erin and I found out we’d be debuting our mac and cheese [...]

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Peach Crumble

May 31, 2010
Peach Crumble

Juicy organic peaches, sweet local honey, pecans, and brown sugar baked into summer’s first crumble.

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Squash Blossom Pizza

May 24, 2010
Squash Blossom Pizza

Do you think I’m pretentious? You can tell me. I can take it. I met a reader the other day who told me I come off as pretentious, and she was happy to see I wasn’t. It got me thinking. What about my writing, my recipes, my voice, comes off as pretentious? Maria couldn’t put [...]

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Trout, Bacon and Blessings

May 13, 2010
Trout Bacon Sandwich

Smoked trout, house-cured bacon, wild arugula and a farm-fresh poached egg dripping onto a homemade baguette. Yes, I feel blessed.

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The Thing About Chorizo

May 7, 2010
Chorizo recipe

The thing about chorizo is, when it’s good, it’s big, smoky, spicy, eyes-to-the-back-of-your-head good. When it’s bad, it’s crusty, greasy, day-old 7-Eleven hot dog bad. Uck. There are lots of things that fit this category – shrimp, pizza, tomatoes, burgers, fish and chips, mixed drinks – the kind of stuff you can’t stop eating when [...]

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Spring Sangria and a Giveaway!

April 29, 2010
Sangria

Thank you, thank you! You guys are the best. Really. I never thought the day would come when I’d pour our life savings into a restaurant, and I especially never thought I’d get such passionate, encouraging comments and emails from so many readers of this here little ol’ food blog. Truly, thank you. And if [...]

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Celebrating with Pie

April 24, 2010
Key Lime thumbail

Little Mac finally has a home! We now have a prime Oakland location for our restaurant, and I celebrated with key lime pie.

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Cooking Fava Beans in a Flash

April 19, 2010
Fava Bean Recipe

Fava Bean Recipe: The quickest, easiest way to cook garlicky, salty, smoky fava beans without using your backyard grill.

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