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Recipe: Black Bean Tofu Scramble

A few tweaks, and Dr. Ludwig’s Tofu Hash becomes a versatile, vaguely Mexican vegan entree you can serve without apology to all and sundry. It’s also cheap, and made with ingredients you quite possibly have on hand. What’s not to … Continue reading

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The diabolical Dr. Ludwig

After the excesses of the Fancy Food Show and the Super Bowl, I’m back on Dr. David Ludwig’s low-carb “Always Hungry?” diet. I had previously recommended Dr. Ludwig’s book to readers because it’s full of from-scratch recipes, perfect for the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Paleo Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant parm as it’s made in Italy does not include breadcrumbs, so it’s naturally paleo-friendly and gluten-free. I’ve also included an option using a coating of almond flour to approximate the breadcrumb effect, which is a modification created in American … Continue reading

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Our three favorite products from Trader Joe’s

Everybody has their go-to products when they finally find a parking place at Trader Joe’s and head into the store. Here are ours. Marcona almonds with truffles. The musky, mysterious aroma and taste of truffles is unmistakable even in tiny … Continue reading

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How to win at Saratoga Chowderfest

Saratoga Chowderfest 2018 is in the books. But I suggest you bookmark this post (as well as similar advice published in 2017) and come back to it prior to next year’s event so you can make the most of your … Continue reading

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Taste Test: Oven-Fried Wings with Baking Powder Brine

  We’d heard good things about coating wings with baking powder and cooking them in the oven to produce the equivalent of fried without the deep fryer. With National Wing Day, aka the Super Bowl, coming up it was time … Continue reading

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Cannabis edibles at Fancy Food Show

No, there weren’t actually any cannabis edibles on the floor at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. But it would have been easy enough for a show attendee to investigate one of the newly legal recreational cannabis outlets, … Continue reading

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Hot and not at the Winter 2018 Fancy Food Show

There were several clear trends at the just-concluded Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Coconut water and other coconut vehicles continued their march to world domination. Artisanal salt was big. There were 20 booths offering small-batch ice cream flavors, a … Continue reading

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4505 Chicharrones are melting in my mouth

Anybody who visited the old 4505 Meats stall at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market knows the addictive power of their chicarrones, or fried pork skins. If you do the prep work right, these literally melt-in-your-mouth treats are surprisingly … Continue reading

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We now have an official paper towel, and it’s Viva!

We use a lot of paper towels at Burnt My Fingers. To mop up spills, handle the general mess around a smoker or outdoor grill, blot the excess fat off the top of a soup stock, and also to substitute … Continue reading

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