Homemade Meyer Lemons and Chili Pasta

Naked Pasta: Meyer Lemon and Chili Pappardelle

February 9, 2010

Naked is fun. Freeing. Liberating. Not naked as in changing at the gym in front of sweaty strangers, or drearily stripping off pjs before your morning shower. I mean naked as in pure, clean, unadulterated. Think of confidently leaving your home without make-up, or sliding into a hot tub on a weekend getaway. The feel [...]

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SF Food Wars: Yeast Affliction

February 3, 2010
SF Food Wars

If you’re on a low-carb diet, you may want to stop reading this. Or stop dieting (it’s a stupid diet anyway).   Last Sunday, 20 competitors, three judges and over 200 hungry attendees gathered at the Thirsty Bear in San Francisco for the fourth installment of the SF Food Wars, a food competition open to [...]

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Sardines and Avocados

January 27, 2010
Sardines and Avocado

This isn’t so much about creamy avocado. Nor is it about unctuous, oily sardines, crusty toasted bread or even fruity olive oil. This is about weight. My weight, your weight and Alton’s weight. Have you seen Alton Brown lately? Yes, that’s him. Or half of him. Alton recently dropped 50 pounds, and after circulating rumors [...]

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Local Limoncello

January 21, 2010
Homemade Limoncello

Homemade local limoncello recipe using backyard Meyer lemons. The sweetest, tastiest of the Italian digestifs.

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All day Cassoulet

January 18, 2010
Cassoulet recipe

A rich, hearty stew of pork, beans and duck. Eat cassoulet on cold winter days to warm your soul, or make it for a feast to share with friends.

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Creamy Polenta Soup with Chickpea Croutons

January 11, 2010
Polenta Soup

Call me polentone all you want. There’s nothing more soothing or nourishing in my pantry than a big bag of polenta. A mélange of bitter greens – chard, dandelions, Tuscan kale – homemade chicken stock and green garlic make this a thick and creamy bowl of comfort.

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Fast Food Slow: Filet-O-Fish Sandwich

January 5, 2010
Fried Fish Sandwich: filet-o-fish

My series finale: Pacific cod gets battered in local beer, topped with fresh cheese, tartar sauce and stuffed in a homemade brioche bun.

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Fast Food Slow: Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza

December 21, 2009
Stuffed Crust Pizza

A slow recipe for fast pizza: Stuff your crust with homemade mozzarella cheese and top with fresh tomato sauce.

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