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Dried apricots in my fave flaky apricot scones always remind me of family car trips. Allow me to explain...

Dried apricots in my fave flaky apricot scones always remind me of family car trips. Allow me to explain...

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A former daycare provider turns toffee-maker to create this addicting confection.

A former daycare provider turns toffee-maker to create this addicting confection.

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With a name like Nothing Bundt Cakes, you can guess what this bakery specializes in.

With a name like Nothing Bundt Cakes, you can guess what this bakery specializes in.

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Chef Arnold Eric Wong

Chef Arnold Eric Wong's beef short rib sliders with taro fries.

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Wine from Brazil? You bet. Here

Wine from Brazil? You bet. Here's a taste.

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How about a decadent chocolate cupcake topped with rich ganache and fleur de sel? A new branch of this popular cupcake bakery has opened in Napa. [Kara

How about a decadent chocolate cupcake topped with rich ganache and fleur de sel? A new branch of this popular cupcake bakery has opened in Napa. [Kara's Cupcakes]

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I used to dread having to julienne carrots. But now, I

I used to dread having to julienne carrots. But now, I've learned this great new way to do it that's sooooo much simpler.

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Pistachio recall got you worried? Find useful info about which brands are safe and which are not.

Pistachio recall got you worried? Find useful info about which brands are safe and which are not.

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Cooking scallops with porcinis and truffle oil -- in this economy? Yes, it can be done.

Cooking scallops with porcinis and truffle oil -- in this economy? Yes, it can be done.

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Dark chocolate-coated meringues made by a bakery that helps train the homeless and mentally disabled.

Dark chocolate-coated meringues made by a bakery that helps train the homeless and mentally disabled.

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Two sisters join forces to create heavenly chocolates.

Two sisters join forces to create heavenly chocolates.

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These bodacious, bountiful cookies are tender, buttery, and tinged with citrus. It

These bodacious, bountiful cookies are tender, buttery, and tinged with citrus. It's sunshine on a plate.

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A sip of green for St. Patrick

A sip of green for St. Patrick's Day. But will this particular brand of absinthe bring you the luck of the Irish?

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When life gives you extra ricotta, put dinner on the table with it in this easy-as-can-be penne dish.

When life gives you extra ricotta, put dinner on the table with it in this easy-as-can-be penne dish.

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Ricotta makes this pound cake so moist and dreamy that even grown men go mad for it.

Ricotta makes this pound cake so moist and dreamy that even grown men go mad for it.

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Empress rice at the lovely Bong Su restaurant in San Francisco that is no more.

Empress rice at the lovely Bong Su restaurant in San Francisco that is no more.

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Aged white cheddar is the essential ingredient in this macaroni and cheese originally created by a man who truly knows his cheese.

Aged white cheddar is the essential ingredient in this macaroni and cheese originally created by a man who truly knows his cheese.

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Heston Blumentha

Heston Blumentha's new-style bolognese contains some unusual ingredients. Fish sauce and ketchup, anyone?

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcake with Dulce De Leche Frosting. See how this treat from Teacake Bake Shop ranks.

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcake with Dulce De Leche Frosting. See how this treat from Teacake Bake Shop ranks.

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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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