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food gal in Silicon Valley, CA

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Meet Regina -- a simple, thoroughly delightful, Italian cookie.

Meet Regina -- a simple, thoroughly delightful, Italian cookie.

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Filet mignon that actually has a robust, rich taste. The secret? It

Filet mignon that actually has a robust, rich taste. The secret? It's bison.

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This Kobe beef burger has 126 percent of your daily allotment of saturated fat. But boy, is it worth it!

This Kobe beef burger has 126 percent of your daily allotment of saturated fat. But boy, is it worth it!

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This lovely peach cake is so easy to make that it

This lovely peach cake is so easy to make that it's, well, a piece of cake.

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A special blend of coffee that brews up hope and prosperity for girls in need across the globe.

A special blend of coffee that brews up hope and prosperity for girls in need across the globe.

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Remembering Julia Child and her classic tomatoes provencal.

Remembering Julia Child and her classic tomatoes provencal.

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Q&A with the new chef de cuisine at the French Laundry.

Q&A with the new chef de cuisine at the French Laundry.

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Patients at Stanford Hospital now enjoy a new gourmet option -- fresh, organic soups made by a local chef.

Patients at Stanford Hospital now enjoy a new gourmet option -- fresh, organic soups made by a local chef.

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A celebration of figs in San Francisco.

A celebration of figs in San Francisco.

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The verdict on the offerings at the newest cupcake bakery in town.

The verdict on the offerings at the newest cupcake bakery in town.

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Saffron gives this simple pasta dish a vibrant hue. Recipe by acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Saffron gives this simple pasta dish a vibrant hue. Recipe by acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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Caramel cupcake from the newest cupcake bakery in town.

Caramel cupcake from the newest cupcake bakery in town.

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A savory bread pudding that

A savory bread pudding that's crispy on the outside, and nearly souffle-like on the inside. Recipe from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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Indulge in a fresh-baked blueberry shortcake -- for a worthwhile cause.

Indulge in a fresh-baked blueberry shortcake -- for a worthwhile cause.

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The slightly naughty secret ingredient in Silver Moon

The slightly naughty secret ingredient in Silver Moon's ice creams and sorbets? Shhh, it's high-end liqueurs.

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The best corn bread recipe? It comes from, of all places, Spago.

The best corn bread recipe? It comes from, of all places, Spago.

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The secret to the best tasting caramelized scallops? Brine them first. That tip from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

The secret to the best tasting caramelized scallops? Brine them first. That tip from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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One of San Francisco

One of San Francisco's swankiest restaurants celebrates its fifth anniversary with a birthday tasting menu. Ahi tartare, anyone?

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Wake up on Sundays to decadent lobster salad and other luxurious dishes at the new Village Pub brunch.

Wake up on Sundays to decadent lobster salad and other luxurious dishes at the new Village Pub brunch.

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Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller's version of the classic pineapple upside-down cake. A sneak peek at a recipe from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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Take pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, and kaffir lime leaves. Shake vigorously for this cool, icy cocktail.

Take pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, and kaffir lime leaves. Shake vigorously for this cool, icy cocktail.

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What do you get when you tweak a Gourmet recipe? Something even better -- a cake so loaded with fruit that it

What do you get when you tweak a Gourmet recipe? Something even better -- a cake so loaded with fruit that it's nearly a pie.

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Not your usual banana muffin. Not when you first take whole bananas in their skins and roast them until they turn as black as night.

Not your usual banana muffin. Not when you first take whole bananas in their skins and roast them until they turn as black as night.

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The secret to the juiciest shrimp ever? Revving your oven to 450 degrees to cook them in.

The secret to the juiciest shrimp ever? Revving your oven to 450 degrees to cook them in.

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Get it here first -- the recipe for Chef Thomas Keller

Get it here first -- the recipe for Chef Thomas Keller's chocolate chip cookies, from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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What gives this refreshing, tangy beverage its glorious color? Hibiscus flowers.

What gives this refreshing, tangy beverage its glorious color? Hibiscus flowers.

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Why is this called Drunken Clam Linguini? There

Why is this called Drunken Clam Linguini? There's vodka in it, as well as absinthe. Shhhhh....

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Spain

Spain's king of molecular gastronomy creates a new beer.

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How veal cutlet in a crispy golden crust flavored with aged Jack cheese reminds me of my Dad.

How veal cutlet in a crispy golden crust flavored with aged Jack cheese reminds me of my Dad.

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Lots of butter, and lots of beautiful fresh apricots star in this show-stopping tart.

Lots of butter, and lots of beautiful fresh apricots star in this show-stopping tart.

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Bread that

Bread that's bursting with chocolate.

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The Russian Roulette of Spanish peppers.

The Russian Roulette of Spanish peppers.

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The scoop on the newest Haagen-Dazs flavors.

The scoop on the newest Haagen-Dazs flavors.

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The freshest seafood served up with Mexican flair in finger-licking good tacos, burritos and chimichangas -- all from a little taco truck.

The freshest seafood served up with Mexican flair in finger-licking good tacos, burritos and chimichangas -- all from a little taco truck.

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