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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Fiddlehead Ferns

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Fiddlehead Ferns

A SFoodie series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Fiddleheads, a springtime delicacy, are the edible coils of the immature Ostrich fern. They are foraged early in the season, before the…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Jicama

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Jicama

SFoodie's series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Jicama is a large, unattractive root vegetable with a thick, brown skin. The white flesh is crunchy and slightly sweet. The flavor and…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Green Garlic

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Green Garlic

Bulb garlic is harvested during the hot summer months. Green garlic is the same plant, only picked in the spring, before the the cloves are formed. The green and white shoots, with hints of purple can easily be…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Cardoons

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Cardoons

A SFoodie series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Under appreciated by Americans until recently, cardoons have been eaten in Italy and throughout the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. A…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Pea Shoots

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Pea Shoots

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Pea shoots are the leafy greens and curly tendrils of a pea plant. All pea plants produce shoots, but more often than…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Kumquats

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Kumquats

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Kumquats were first cultivated in China. They look like olive-sized oranges and were once considered part of the citrus family. Now they…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Chard

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Chard

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Chard, a member of the beet family, is known for it's high nutritional value. This leafy green is often called Swiss chard,…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Makrut Limes

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Makrut Limes

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Makrut (Kaffir) limes have a distinguishable bumpy skin, strong tangy flavor and aromatic fragrance. The leaves and zest are used often in…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Fennel

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Fennel

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Fennel originated in the Mediterranean region, but now can be found all over the world. Bulb fennel, a vegetable also known as…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Broccoli Rabe

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Broccoli Rabe

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Broccoli rabe (pronounced rob), is also referred to as rapini. This leafy member of the brassica family is a staple in southern…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Parsnips

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Parsnips

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. This root vegetable has been showing up on restaurant menus throughout San Francisco. The parsnip -- the formerly neglected cousin of carrots…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Spaghetti Squash

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Spaghetti Squash

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Spaghetti squash has a mild and unnoteworthy flavor. But, the unique texture of the flesh sets it apart from any other winter…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Sunchokes

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Sunchokes

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Sunchokes, a variety of reddish tubers, are part of the daisy family. They can be mistaken for ginger or galangal, due…
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Dining, SFoodie A Gluten-Free Cook Book for Foodies at Last

A Gluten-Free Cook Book for Foodies at Last

We usually don't review cookbooks by non-local authors here at SFoodie, but sometimes we'll make an exception in the case of something exciting or different that catches our eye. There's no way around the fact that gluten-free cookbooks…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Pomegranates

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Pomegranates

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Pomegranates have been celebrated throughout history, especially in the Middle East, and they hold significance for many world religions and cultures. NPR…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Kohlrabi

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Kohlrabi

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. At first glance kohlrabi look like a root vegetable, but in actuality they grow above the ground and belong to the brassica…
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Dining, SFoodie Thomas Keller's Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour Put to the Test

Thomas Keller's Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour Put to the Test

Thomas Keller has jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon. Everything that Chef Keller touches turns to gold, so it is no surprise that his new flour has created quite the buzz among the gluten-free community. And the TV food world, too:…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Quince

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Quince

A weekly series on what to do with your farmers' market impulse buys and CSA box surprises. Quince resemble pears, only shorter with brighter coloring. They can be found in the Bay Area from September through November. The raw…
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Dining, SFoodie "Easy Chinese: San Francisco" Behind the Scenes

"Easy Chinese: San Francisco" Behind the Scenes

This summer I had the unique opportunity to work as the kitchen manager for the Cooking Channel's "Easy Chinese: San Francisco." Working behind-the-scenes on a cooking show is not as glamorous as you might think. Hard work and long hours…
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