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food gal in Silicon Valley, CA

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An unusual use for your waffle iron -- yup, cooking tofu.

An unusual use for your waffle iron -- yup, cooking tofu.

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With a bouncy texture and an intense flavor of devil

With a bouncy texture and an intense flavor of devil's food cake, chocolate butter mochi is your new best friend.

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Asparagus soup gets extra special with the addition of pistachio cream.

Asparagus soup gets extra special with the addition of pistachio cream.

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An easy weeknight shrimp dish with the punch of tamarind.

An easy weeknight shrimp dish with the punch of tamarind.

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The beauty and simplicity of cold, candied oranges from Gabrielle Hamilton

The beauty and simplicity of cold, candied oranges from Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune.

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When life gives you too much oregano, make Saveur

When life gives you too much oregano, make Saveur's delightfully assertive oregano vinaigrette.

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Chef Duskie Estes

Chef Duskie Estes' S'mores in a jar {event recap}

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The magnificent lime-butterscotch croissant at Butterscots Bakery {review}

The magnificent lime-butterscotch croissant at Butterscots Bakery {review}

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Wok-fired cumin lamb from former Chez Panisse Chef David Tanis.

Wok-fired cumin lamb from former Chez Panisse Chef David Tanis.

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Chef Yotam Ottolenghi

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi's fabulous roasted butternut squash with Sriracha-spiked yogurt.

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With its chewy, creamy texture and amazing crisp crust, this Arborio rice bread from Della Fattoria is a true winner.

With its chewy, creamy texture and amazing crisp crust, this Arborio rice bread from Della Fattoria is a true winner.

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A taste of heaven -- fried chicken in a biscuit. At the adorable Fremont Diner {restaurant review}

A taste of heaven -- fried chicken in a biscuit. At the adorable Fremont Diner {restaurant review}

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A perfect winter braise of chicken, farro, kabocha, pomegranate seeds and everyone

A perfect winter braise of chicken, farro, kabocha, pomegranate seeds and everyone's favorite "it'' veggie -- kale.

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A simple yet show-stopping hazelnut-almond cake that

A simple yet show-stopping hazelnut-almond cake that's #glutenfree. By Yigit Pura of "Top Chef: Just Desserts.''

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Chocolate and coconut in one pretty pinwheel cookie. {recipe}

Chocolate and coconut in one pretty pinwheel cookie. {recipe}

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Tender sweet potato cake studded with chocolate chips and glazed with a chocolate-chicory coffee sauce. From Brown Sugar Kitchen.

Tender sweet potato cake studded with chocolate chips and glazed with a chocolate-chicory coffee sauce. From Brown Sugar Kitchen.

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A Thanksgiving stuffing that won

A Thanksgiving stuffing that won't weigh you down so much. Made with lovely figs and pistachios.

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An easier version of the famed miso-glazed cod served at Nobu. {recipe}

An easier version of the famed miso-glazed cod served at Nobu. {recipe}

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Sesame-studded scones scented with Chinese five-spice. {recipe}

Sesame-studded scones scented with Chinese five-spice. {recipe}

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Cauliflower salad -- the French way.

Cauliflower salad -- the French way.

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An extraordinary -- yet simple -- chicken dish from the wife of "Bizarre Foods

An extraordinary -- yet simple -- chicken dish from the wife of "Bizarre Foods'' host Andrew Zimmern {recipe}

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Buttery, tender, delightful little almond cakes that are perfect for enjoying anytime of day.

Buttery, tender, delightful little almond cakes that are perfect for enjoying anytime of day.

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Build a better banh mi -- with Sri Lankan curried chicken and citrusy pickled cabbage.

Build a better banh mi -- with Sri Lankan curried chicken and citrusy pickled cabbage.

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Simplicity at its best -- cold udon noodles with heirloom tomatoes and refreshing shiso.

Simplicity at its best -- cold udon noodles with heirloom tomatoes and refreshing shiso.

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No time like summer for making fresh creamed corn and lime-grilled chicken. Poblano chiles spice things up.

No time like summer for making fresh creamed corn and lime-grilled chicken. Poblano chiles spice things up.

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The perfect summer dessert: juicy raspberries and mangoes in one easy tart.

The perfect summer dessert: juicy raspberries and mangoes in one easy tart.

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Not your everyday ice cream sandwich: Mint chocolate sable with mint chocolate cream and iced milk.

Not your everyday ice cream sandwich: Mint chocolate sable with mint chocolate cream and iced milk.

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Skewers of halibut, pancetta and artisan bread just off the grill.

Skewers of halibut, pancetta and artisan bread just off the grill.

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Luscious leg of lamb with salsa verde -- plus your chance to win your own leg of lamb to make this recipe. {recipe}

Luscious leg of lamb with salsa verde -- plus your chance to win your own leg of lamb to make this recipe. {recipe}

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Chef Anita Lo

Chef Anita Lo's fabulous green beans in creamy miso dressing. {recipe}

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There

There's a surprising ingredient in these cookies. {product review}

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It

It's got coconut, macadamia nuts and banana -- plus a naught dash of Coconut Rum.

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A comforting Japanese lamb curry enlivened by a load of sweet onions.

A comforting Japanese lamb curry enlivened by a load of sweet onions.

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{recipe} A new mussel out of British Columbia that will knock your socks off.

{recipe} A new mussel out of British Columbia that will knock your socks off.

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