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food gal in Silicon Valley, CA

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In memory of a man who loved beer, and wrote with passion about it.

In memory of a man who loved beer, and wrote with passion about it.

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Full-fat, imported French yogurt in cute little ceramic jars is one of the great finds to be had at the new Gourmet Corner store.

Full-fat, imported French yogurt in cute little ceramic jars is one of the great finds to be had at the new Gourmet Corner store.

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Sterling Truffle Bars offer a unique twist on your standard truffles.

Sterling Truffle Bars offer a unique twist on your standard truffles.

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The easiest chocolate dessert you

The easiest chocolate dessert you'll ever make -- Mocha Pots de Creme.

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Chocolates made with elegance and finesse from Luis Moro.

Chocolates made with elegance and finesse from Luis Moro.

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An unusual trio of flavors -- cinnamon, raisins AND rosemary -- makes this focaccia unforgettable.

An unusual trio of flavors -- cinnamon, raisins AND rosemary -- makes this focaccia unforgettable.

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Thirsty? Then head to San Francisco to enjoy a week-long celebration of craft beers.

Thirsty? Then head to San Francisco to enjoy a week-long celebration of craft beers.

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Call it jook or congee or rice porridge. Whatever you call it, it

Call it jook or congee or rice porridge. Whatever you call it, it's true comfort.

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This dried fruit gets regular massages. We should all be so lucky! Taste the pampered hoshigaki -- Japanese dried persimmons.

This dried fruit gets regular massages. We should all be so lucky! Taste the pampered hoshigaki -- Japanese dried persimmons.

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Forget regular flat pancakes. You

Forget regular flat pancakes. You'll flip over these round, filled Danish flapjacks.

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Take salt and lemons, and let them marry for three weeks. The result is wonderful preserved lemons.

Take salt and lemons, and let them marry for three weeks. The result is wonderful preserved lemons.

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Meyer lemon marmalade with vanilla bean is like a taste of pure sunshine.

Meyer lemon marmalade with vanilla bean is like a taste of pure sunshine.

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Don

Don't blanch. They're surprisingly tasty fried grasshoppers with guacamole at the new Mezcal restaurant.

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Amber India

Amber India's head chef shares his life story, along with a tangy-spicy shrimp coconut curry recipe.

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Ho, ho, ho for gourmet Hostess-like cupcakes and other lavish little cakes from this amazing bakery.

Ho, ho, ho for gourmet Hostess-like cupcakes and other lavish little cakes from this amazing bakery.

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Ginger lovers will go mad for this simple persimmon salad that has a whole quarter cup of fresh ginger in it.

Ginger lovers will go mad for this simple persimmon salad that has a whole quarter cup of fresh ginger in it.

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Spicy, dark, warm gingerbread topped with caramelized apples and a fluff of kicky cider sabayon. It

Spicy, dark, warm gingerbread topped with caramelized apples and a fluff of kicky cider sabayon. It's Christmas dessert personified.

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The perfect spicy, chewy gingerbread cookie made even more over-the-top good with chunks of dark chocolate.

The perfect spicy, chewy gingerbread cookie made even more over-the-top good with chunks of dark chocolate.

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Beautiful ornaments, aren

Beautiful ornaments, aren't they? But did you know they're also edible?

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Want the ultimate chewy cookie? Take egg whites, sugar, and almond paste to create these addicting almond macaroons. Anyone who has ever had one begs me to make more.

Want the ultimate chewy cookie? Take egg whites, sugar, and almond paste to create these addicting almond macaroons. Anyone who has ever had one begs me to make more.

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Nutty to indulge in cookies the day after Thanksgiving? Of course not. Not when you can enjoy crisp Sicilian pistachio bars.

Nutty to indulge in cookies the day after Thanksgiving? Of course not. Not when you can enjoy crisp Sicilian pistachio bars.

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Sushi. Or is it? Actually, these sushi look-alikes are candies and cookies.

Sushi. Or is it? Actually, these sushi look-alikes are candies and cookies.

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Root beer in a cake? Why not, when it makes for this super moist chocolate frosted one?

Root beer in a cake? Why not, when it makes for this super moist chocolate frosted one?

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Who needs pumpkin pie? Not when you can have creamy, rich, nutty-tasting kabocha cheesecake instead.

Who needs pumpkin pie? Not when you can have creamy, rich, nutty-tasting kabocha cheesecake instead.

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Catch these high-end, decadent donuts at Bouchon Bakery _ if you get up early enough.

Catch these high-end, decadent donuts at Bouchon Bakery _ if you get up early enough.

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A tribute to my late father and his can

A tribute to my late father and his can't-be-beat foil-wrapped chicken.

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The Tiffany

The Tiffany's of chocolates: St. Helena's Woodhouse Chocolates confections are like jewels.

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It has the looks of a scone, but the texture of a biscuit. These ricotta biscuits studded with dried cherries, apricots and raspberries are an energizing way to start the day.

It has the looks of a scone, but the texture of a biscuit. These ricotta biscuits studded with dried cherries, apricots and raspberries are an energizing way to start the day.

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A private tour of the See

A private tour of the See's Candy Factory as it gears up for holiday production.

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Hauntingly green treats for Halloween.

Hauntingly green treats for Halloween.

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I call these chewy, spicy molasses crinkles my "invisible man

I call these chewy, spicy molasses crinkles my "invisible man'' cookies. Can you guess why?

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When my fave bakery starts making cupcakes, a taste-off is required. So just what did I think of these frosted beauties?

When my fave bakery starts making cupcakes, a taste-off is required. So just what did I think of these frosted beauties?

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The burger that foodies have exalted as a masterpiece.

The burger that foodies have exalted as a masterpiece.

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Adorable cupcakes from a hip LA bakery. But do they taste as good as they look?

Adorable cupcakes from a hip LA bakery. But do they taste as good as they look?

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