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Sorbets and Granitas

When the heat’s on, the last last thing you want is kitchen time at the stove or have the oven blasting. This is when sorbets,

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Plum-Vanilla Sorbet

My all-time favorite plums are Santa Rosa plums, created by none other than the famous Luther Burbank, who lived in the Santa Rosa Valley at

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Rhubarb Pie

These days when we think of  rhubarb, we think strawberry-rhubarb pie. It wasn’t always that way, however. Rhubarb was a very popular vegetable, easy to

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Let Them Eat Cake Pudding!

It’s the end of the holiday season.  You’re cleaning out the refrigerator and discover a big chunk of stale pound cake wrapped in foil. Or,

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Coffee Creme Brulee

Courtesy of David Lebovitz from My Paris Kitchen; Ten Speed Press David Lebovitz is a master dessert maker and a good instructor as well. Although

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Cardamom Pistachio Shortbread

 What’s not to love about shortbread? Buttery, slightly crunchy, fully satisfying with coffee or tea, in a lunchbox, watching TV, late night treat — in

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Chocolate Oblivion Tart

 Long before the California food revolution began, my mother was given one of these dazzling tarts as a gift. It was a predecessor of the

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Mini Gateaux Breton

Excerpted from THE BAKING BIBLE, © 2014 by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Sikarni Recipe

Sikarni

  This recipe comes via Janet Sawyer, who got the recipe from Lalu Mahato, head chef at Nepal’s Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, which was opened

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