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Creamy pumpkin soup topped with buttered chanterelles.

Creamy pumpkin soup topped with buttered chanterelles.

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Fig Almond Torte - a tribute to late summer.

Fig Almond Torte - a tribute to late summer.

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Plump slices of Alberta peaches on a puff pastry pillow with pistachio streusel and whipped mascarpone.

Plump slices of Alberta peaches on a puff pastry pillow with pistachio streusel and whipped mascarpone.

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Cous cous salad with cilantro walnut pesto, halloumi cheese and tomatoes

Cous cous salad with cilantro walnut pesto, halloumi cheese and tomatoes

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Tender squid rings with celery and fennel tossed in a lemon vinaigrette make for a simple and light summer salad

Tender squid rings with celery and fennel tossed in a lemon vinaigrette make for a simple and light summer salad

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Homemade Basil Pesto flecked with lemon zest and filled with creamy pine nuts. Delish.

Homemade Basil Pesto flecked with lemon zest and filled with creamy pine nuts. Delish.

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Chicken Pot Pie with homemade Puff Pastry - say BuhBye to sad, store-bought pastry forever!

Chicken Pot Pie with homemade Puff Pastry - say BuhBye to sad, store-bought pastry forever!

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Strawberry cheesecake ice-cream using yogurt cheese - a lighter, healthier alternative to cream cheese with the same richness.

Strawberry cheesecake ice-cream using yogurt cheese - a lighter, healthier alternative to cream cheese with the same richness.

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Welcoming Spring with tart pink rhubarb and sweet fennel in a cozy crumble.

Welcoming Spring with tart pink rhubarb and sweet fennel in a cozy crumble.

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Angus Ribeye Steak and homemade Fries for a classic Bistro meal.

Angus Ribeye Steak and homemade Fries for a classic Bistro meal.

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A fuss-free and healthy way of preparing fish and the perfect vehicle for showcasing seasonal ingredients.

A fuss-free and healthy way of preparing fish and the perfect vehicle for showcasing seasonal ingredients.

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Oro Blanco, Ruby Red and Cocktail grapefruits make for a delicious gluten-free treat.

Oro Blanco, Ruby Red and Cocktail grapefruits make for a delicious gluten-free treat.

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Pasta strands tossed in fresh raw egg mixed with Parmesan and dressed with bacon.

Pasta strands tossed in fresh raw egg mixed with Parmesan and dressed with bacon.

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Otak-otak: A traditional Singaporean dish featuring fish meat ensconced in a coconut-egg spice paste and grilled in banana leaves.

Otak-otak: A traditional Singaporean dish featuring fish meat ensconced in a coconut-egg spice paste and grilled in banana leaves.

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Braised beef shanks and garlic mashed potatoes

Braised beef shanks and garlic mashed potatoes

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Why buy Nutella when you can make your own? Here

Why buy Nutella when you can make your own? Here's a grown-up version with cacao nibs and a dash of ground espresso.

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Comforting carrot soup for Fall served up with Chicharonne

Comforting carrot soup for Fall served up with Chicharonne 'spoons'.

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Rosemary Yogurt Cake with Lavender glaze, a twist on a classic French recipe.

Rosemary Yogurt Cake with Lavender glaze, a twist on a classic French recipe.

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Forget jams and sorbets. Blueberries and Gin are THE way to remember the best of Summer. Just in time for your Labor Day BBQ too!

Forget jams and sorbets. Blueberries and Gin are THE way to remember the best of Summer. Just in time for your Labor Day BBQ too!

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Garden tomato salad with black olive crumble and smoked bread - images from a photoshoot at Commonwealth, San Francisco

Garden tomato salad with black olive crumble and smoked bread - images from a photoshoot at Commonwealth, San Francisco's latest benevolent restaurant.

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Homemade ketchup with a hint of spice.

Homemade ketchup with a hint of spice.

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Peaches and nectarines turn this sangria into the perfect seasonal beverage.

Peaches and nectarines turn this sangria into the perfect seasonal beverage.

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Chocolate. Chip. Cookies.

Chocolate. Chip. Cookies. 'nuff said.

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Cupcakes filled with a kumquat compote topped with a coconut buttercream frosting, and my first blog giveaway.

Cupcakes filled with a kumquat compote topped with a coconut buttercream frosting, and my first blog giveaway.

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Contigo

Contigo's citrus salad - A day of food and street photography in San Francisco with Penny De Los Santos.

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Instead of cabbage and corned beef, how about some crispy battered fish and chips for St Patrick

Instead of cabbage and corned beef, how about some crispy battered fish and chips for St Patrick's Day?

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Chanterelles, Shiitake and White buttons feature in this bruschetta on slices of Peter Reinhart

Chanterelles, Shiitake and White buttons feature in this bruschetta on slices of Peter Reinhart's French Bread.

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Hello Spring! Stir-fried Asparagus with Shrimp and fresh Shiitake mushrooms.

Hello Spring! Stir-fried Asparagus with Shrimp and fresh Shiitake mushrooms.

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Conquering the Macaron monster with four different flavors in a four-day intensive.

Conquering the Macaron monster with four different flavors in a four-day intensive.

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Peter Reinhart

Peter Reinhart's Herb Focaccia from the Bread Bakers' Apprentice Challenge.

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Thai Green Curry with shrimp, squid and catfish. A light, refreshing broth that hits all the right spots.

Thai Green Curry with shrimp, squid and catfish. A light, refreshing broth that hits all the right spots.

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Ginger creme brulee with Chocolate and Hazelnuts.

Ginger creme brulee with Chocolate and Hazelnuts.

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For Christmas dinner, how about serving a pork shoulder that

For Christmas dinner, how about serving a pork shoulder that's been cooking for the past 12 hours? Incredible flavor and a dramatic centerpiece, it doesn't get much better than this.

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Juicy chunks of crab meat tie together the bitter, the nutty and the tart in this refreshing crab salad.

Juicy chunks of crab meat tie together the bitter, the nutty and the tart in this refreshing crab salad.

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