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Mar112014

Simply Roasted Farmer’s Market Cauliflower

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At our farmers’ markets this time of year it is common to find large, beautiful heads of cauliflower. Here is a very simple way to roast cauliflower as a beautiful side dish to accompany almost any main course. Ingredients (serves 6): -1 very large head of cauliflower–approximately 2-3 lbs–or several smaller heads -4 sprigs of Spring garlic (also called green garlic) -Controne pepper (available at Boulette’s Larder in the Ferry Plaza Market Hall). You can substitute red chili flakes. -Coarse sea salt -Extra virgin olive oil -Coarsely ground fresh black pepper Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut [...]
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Mar112014

The Shed in Healdsburg

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When was the last time you visited charming Healdsburg? This quaint town north of San Francisco has a lot to offer food and wine lovers. One of the most interesting new establishments in the last couple of years is The Shed. Owner Cindy Daniel has been working on this ambitious project for the past decade. Just off the main square at 25 North Street, The Shed is part café, restaurant, fermentation bar, produce market and eclectic kitchen shopping boutique. The open space—spanning two floors—is stunning. It’s a great place to go in the morning for your coffee and breakfast. Afterwards you can buy [...]
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Mar112014

Upscale, Refined Indian Cuisine

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When was the last time you visited Campton Place? And no, having a drink at the bar doesn’t really count. This writer went in for dinner just before Christmas and shared the nine-course tasting menu. It was fabulous. During the past four years, executive chef Srijith Gopinathan has quietly refined the food at this iconic restaurant inside the Taj Hotel at 340 Stockton Street. Using classic French technique and local ingredients, as well as bold Indian spices and flavors from South Asia, Srijith has created a repertoire of sophisticated, light Indian fare. He was even awarded a Michelin star, something [...]
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