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Fresh Fig Tart

Figs first arrived in California by way of the Mediterranean, cultivated by Franciscan missionaries along the Camino Real (“Royal Road”, in Spanish), a 600-mile thoroughfare that linked the missions, pueblos and presidios. These days, El Camino Real bears more Silicon … Continue reading

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Almond Tart

This buttery almond tart was served on opening night of the fabled Chez Panisse, the Berkeley restaurant that’s credited with inventing California cuisine and considered the forebear of the modern farm-to-table movement. You’ve heard of Alice Waters? Of course you … Continue reading

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Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernüsse! Perhaps the only cookie to beat out snickerdoodles in the “fun-to-say-it” department, pfeffernüsse literally translates from German to “pepper-nuts”, a nod to its spiced molasses flavor (a bit of actual black pepper included), finely chopped almonds and nuggety little … Continue reading

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