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White Bean and Kale Soup

This is cold weather soup. Rainy day, flat tire, forgot your umbrella, just-want-to-curl-up-under-a-blanket-and-hibernate soup. Packed with earthy kale and creamy white beans in an aromatic broth, it’s warm and nourishing, savory and satisfying. With a flurry of Parmesan, a hunk … Continue reading

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White Bean & Chicken Chili

Cold snaps and football season call for chili, but I find so many recipes too heavy for my taste, even when I’m in the mood for a hearty, warming stew. Swapping out chicken for the traditional brisket or ground beef … Continue reading

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Corn Chowder

Chowders, a sort of hybrid between stew and purée, often feature seafood, starch and copious amounts of cream, a cozy bowl of warmth during wet, cold winters. But despite our famously foggy summers here in San Francisco, slurping through a … Continue reading

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Parsnip Soup

Parsnips might be one of the more overlooked root vegetables, the C-list has-been of the produce bin. Cultivated by the ancient Greeks and Romans and a staple of Yuletide feasts of yore, they eventually fell out of favor when potatoes … Continue reading

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Senegalese Peanut Stew

Looking back, I don’t know if I was a very good vegetarian. Certainly not early on. I abstained from meat, fish and fowl for more than a decade, but my twenty-something self was much more interested in happy hours than … Continue reading

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Cioppino

After a brief delay, Dungeness crab season is in full, seafood-y swing in San Francisco. With a rich, clean flavor and a substantial texture (closer to lobster or snow crab than the silky, tender shreds of Atlantic blues), Dungeness is … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t like to think of myself as a finicky sort of person. I have lots of opinions, of course, but at the end of the day I don’t think I’m really all that picky about most things. If I … Continue reading

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Italian Wedding Soup

It’s my wedding anniversary today and I am feeling mushy. Mushy and moonstruck. (Sentimental isn’t a remarkably different state for me, it’s just a lot worse today. Or better? For better or for worse!) If you suspect you may find this post … Continue reading

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Tom Yum Goong

As of yesterday at noon, I was about 97% sure I was going forward in Project Food Blog, the contest I entered over at Foodbuzz. So sure, in fact, that I went ahead and made a recipe for Challenge #2, … Continue reading

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Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

I was going to share a picture of the gumbo I made last night. Except my friends and I ate it. We ate all of it. I’m sorry about that, but it was delicious, and there weren’t any leftovers for … Continue reading

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