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Jul

  • pinitbutton Live Big with Ali Vincent

by Sophie Gayot

 

We hear all the time: “Don’t just lay on the couch watching television!” But tomorrow, you should definitely take the time to watch “Live Big with Ali Vincent” on the Live Well Network.

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Sean Baker (pictured center), executive chef at Gather


by Anneli Rufus


Fish-sauce-glazed Berkshire pork belly with roasted kumquats and kimchi. Verbena-and-chamomile-poached sea bream collar with pear and celery. These are dishes to show off with.


But showing off was the
raison d’être of StarChefs.com’s 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars Awards ceremony and gala, held June 13 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

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The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

By Olivia Dupin

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The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods by Olivia Dupin


Naturally Gluten-Free Foods approaches going gluten-free with enthusiasm. People who have to avoid this wheat protein for health reasons, not because it’s a trendy weight-loss approach, will be happy to find simple recipes for familiar foods which are, as the title promises, naturally sans gluten. So you won’t need obscure health food store ingredients or expensive, hard-to-find substitutions.


The book begins with the story of author Olivia Dupin’s own struggle with gluten intolerance and an explanation of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Several chapters offer practical information, including descriptions of symptoms, lists of foods to avoid and lists of naturally gluten-free foods, as well as suggestions for handling various tricky situations – from cravings to social awkwardness – and clarifications about terminology that kitchen beginners may not recognize.

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  • pinitbutton The New Persian Kitchen    Book Review

The New Persian Kitchen

By Louisa Shafia

(Ten Speed Press, 2013)

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The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia


In The New Persian Kitchen, Louisa Shafia draws on her Iranian heritage to create modern dishes that blend Old World Persian cuisine with contemporary farm-to-table cooking. The book’s 75 recipes combine time-honored Iranian ingredients like pomegranates and pistachios with non-traditional foods such as amaranth and quinoa.

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Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining is a winning mix of Martha Stewart and The Paleo Diet


A winning mix of Martha Stewart and The Paleo Diet, Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining is more than another diet book about eating like cavemen. Designed as a Paleo lifestyle guide, Gather is a cooking manual for festive occasions and family gatherings.


In other words, this is diet food that is not supposed to taste like diet food.


The glossy, illustrated pages are filled with elegant recipes such as “smoked elk loin with wild pear” and “apple scented venison roast.” There are also plenty of weekday-friendly recipes for more relaxed occasions. Comfort food staples like “General Tso’s chicken” — normally a mess of deep fried cornstarch — are re-imagined with the help of coconut aminos and arrowroot flower.

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12

Dec

  • pinitbutton Sweet Times with Thomas Keller

by Sophie Gayot

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Thomas Keller is the only chef to have two restaurants with GAYOT.com’s highest rating of 19/20: The French Laundry and Per Se. Yesterday at Bouchon Beverly Hills, I had the pleasure to talk with him about his just-released dessert book, Bouchon Bakery. Sébastien Rouxel, the book’s co-author and the executive pastry chef of The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, joined the conversation.


I had not seen the book until the three of us flipped through the 400 pages. If you haven’t had a chance to see Keller’s first recipe book for sweets either, watch the exclusive video above to discover it the same way they showed it to me. Coming from the masters directly, it is surely the best way to do so. The experience was quite fun, and, of course, a sweet moment to remember!

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Oct

  • pinitbutton The Recipe for Tahitian Raw Fish

by Sophie Gayot


I was lucky enough to enjoy a trip to the paradise of Tahiti. But if you are craving Tahitian raw fish but can’t get away to the islands, don’t worry: you can make it at home! Watch my exclusive video with Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort executive chef Pierre Sudre filmed on location right on the resort’s beautiful beach. The chef will show you how to prepare this simple but lovely dish step-by-step. The ingredients are simple:
– raw fish
– diced vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions
– coconut milk
– lime juice
– salt and pepper.

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