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Chocolate Pecan Tart

For folks who like to cook and entertain, Thanksgiving dinner is kind of our Olympics. We are decathletes of starch and sugar and tryptophan, and Turkey Day is the ultimate endurance race. The day after, though, there are no laurel … Continue reading

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Tomato Tart Niçoise

The tomatoes are finally shining around here, and I’ve been serving them up in plain slabs, naked and unadorned save for a dusting of salt and pepper. After awhile, I figured even perfect tomatoes might like to get a little … Continue reading

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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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Sweet Cherry Tart

Nothing beats a bowl of fresh-picked cherries all on their own, but I’ll put this tart solidly in second place. With its crisp, cookie-like almond crust and jammy fruit filling, it’s an unfussy dessert that tastes simply of sweet cherries … 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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Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Oh, caramelized onions. How do I love thee?  Swimming in the darkly savory broth of a French onion soup, tangled up in gruyére. Nested on top of a burger like a sweet-savory crown. On a slab of baguette with a … Continue reading

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