Monthly Archives: January 2013

roasted grapes with fresh burrata and balsamic syrup

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles is Mercato di Vetro – the design is fantastic, the atmosphere celebratory and the food inventive.  My sister and I went there for the first time a few years ago – we sat at … Continue reading

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butternut squash soup with brown butter and fresh mint

This dish was inspired by one of my favorite lunch spots in the Ferry Building – Il Cane Rosso.  I was intrigued by the mix of flavors – a hearty butternut squash soup, drizzled with a delicate brown butter and … Continue reading

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rose water and almond madeleines

I have a Proust-like adoration for madeleines.  For me, they are the perfect little dessert – half cake, half cookie, and wonderful with coffee or tea.  I sheepishly confess to eating them for breakfast as well, dipping them in my latte. … Continue reading

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