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Recipe: Cheater Chili

At work one day a few years ago, an editor sent me a draft of his story on a new whiskey bar and restaurant called Broken Record which mentioned a culinary treat I had never heard of before: Frito pie. Fritos? The curly corn chips of my youth? As if proclaiming devotion to his soul mate, he clutched his chest and said, ...

Bread

Adventures in Bread: Ears

Bread no. 20 I think it might be fun to start counting the number of loaves of Tartine Country Loaf I've baked. Since I only I have a vague idea of how many I've baked so far, let's call this no. 20 and no 21. On no. 20 I tried making the top slits into a triangle shaped instead of a square with 4 cuts. I got a ...

Cake Pop

My first cake pop

Brought to you by Starbucks free treat day. Today I ate my first cake pop. What's a cake pop? It's cake mashed together with frosting, shaped into ball, speared with a lollipop stick, and dipped in chocolate. Oh, and topped with sprinkles. It's over ...

Bread

Bread winner

Two months ago when I picked up a bread making hobby I had no idea that I might shed tears over it. A sandwich from Tartine. As a huge fan of San Francisco's Tartine bakery and an enthusiastic baker I would bake occasionally from the first Tartine cookbook. Sadly omitted from the book were recipes for my two ...