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food gal in Silicon Valley, CA

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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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Artisan-cured Parmesan salumi from celeb chef and TV star, Michael Chiarello.

Artisan-cured Parmesan salumi from celeb chef and TV star, Michael Chiarello.

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Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller's famous fried chicken -- and the surprising dignitary who showed up to enjoy it one night.

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Butchers from Team Green Grape strike a pose with pig heads. Yes, real ones. It

Butchers from Team Green Grape strike a pose with pig heads. Yes, real ones. It's all part of the wacky NY chefs competition, Duckathlon, hosted by D'Artagnan.

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Roasted striped bass with citrus is just one of many phenomenal dishes now being served at Yountville

Roasted striped bass with citrus is just one of many phenomenal dishes now being served at Yountville's new eco-resort/restaurant, Bardessono.

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Persian chicken simmered with saffron, ginger, and lime juice.

Persian chicken simmered with saffron, ginger, and lime juice.

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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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