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Domingo Gigante - Sunday Morning brunch in Temescal

Is this still happening?

Sep 20, 2011
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

what should I serve with milk braised pork?

Thanks all, great suggestions! I think I'll go with the mixed root veg oven-roasted, casue that's what I have on hand!

Jan 31, 2011
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

what should I serve with milk braised pork?

I'm having some friends over for dinner tonight and were making milk braised pork. I've never served this to guests before and usually we just eat it with bread and veggie on the side. But I'd like to serve it with something more "fancy" than just bread. Rice doesn't really seem like it would fit. Maybe polenta?

Jan 31, 2011
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

Eat Your Books -- New Version Out [Moved from Home Cooking]

Had a great success last night, my first real time using EYB. We were grilling tuna and i wanted a miso sauce or dressing for the fish and spinach. A quick search on EYB and I ended up using a cookbook I hardly ever use (Sara's Secrets) - the miso sauce was super easy, quick and a great pair for the fish. I will definitely make it again!

Oct 12, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Not About Food

Zojirushi thermal coffee maker?

My husband has a new job that requires him to leave home at 4:30 in the morning. Understandably, he does not want to make a french press pot at that hour of the morning! So I'm looking into programmable coffee makers. I'm not in the market for a Technivorm - it's just so expensive - but I'd like something that makes a quality cup of coffee. The Zojirushi looks great and seems like it has all the goods, water temperature, thermal carafe, etc. Anyone have any personal experience with it?

Oct 11, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Cookware

My search for a Non-Stick alternative, my results, and THANKS!

This is a great thread! I've learned of two amazing this in the past week because of chowhound! These pans, and eatyourbooks.com - AMAZING! I got rid of my nonstick over two years ago and have been making do and working in my castiron pans - but I'm going to quickly get myself one of these pans, I can't wait!

Oct 11, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Cookware

Eat Your Books -- New Version Out [Moved from Home Cooking]

I can tell this is going to be a huge time sink, I mean time saver, for me. I was a bit lost in the old thread (since I just signed up today) perhaps it was becauase of this new version. Regardless, I'm loving the site, and was able to add 42 cookbooks just from memory. I can't wait to get cooking! THANK YOU!!!

Oct 05, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Not About Food

What's for Dinner? Part LI

I had to google eatyourbooks and signed up in a heartbeat! Do you love it? I'm thinking this is the next best thing since sliced bread...

Oct 05, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

Kindle cookbooks?

Not on the Kindle - but the "how to Cook Everything" app is amazing!

Sep 17, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

beans in the pressure cooker?

The first time I cooked garbanzos in the pressure cooker, it was a revelation! Since then I've obliterated other types of beans, never able to guess the right amount of time. Are you a seasoned pro? How long do you cook different types of beans in the pressure cooker - specifically white beans that have been soaked?

Sep 17, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

gluten-free in SF

I can't believe I didn't know that Rick & Ann's had a GF option! I'm going t here ASAP, THANK YOU!!!

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Rick & Ann's Restaurant
2922 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Sep 15, 2010
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Gluten-free in the footnotes - mainly east bay

How I wish I could find all those things! But thanks for the tips - as I didn't know that Rustica offered GF crusts. Along those same lines, Bobby G's Pizza on University has an option for a GF crust, I believe it is the Mariposa bakery crust.

Sep 15, 2010
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Did I kill my mother (kmobucha)?

That's not what I wanted to hear...

Anyone in the N. Oakland, BErkeley, or dowtonw SF want to share?

Mar 24, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

Your Best Ice Cream Recipes

Love all of the recommendations here! I will be trying lots of them out, as I'm also new to ice cream making!

I just make this last weekend. Blood Orange sorbet from Dave Lebovitz - it is fantastic! http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives...

Mar 23, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

Did I kill my mother (kmobucha)?

Making kombucha for the second time last night I made a mistake and added the mother to the just boiled tea solution. I realized my mistake perhaps 30 seconds later and removed the mother, promptly put her back into some room temperature kombucha. Please tell me I didn't kill it (her)...

Mar 23, 2010
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

Local/Sustainable restaurants in SF and Oakland near BART

I would not call BarLata toddler freindly. The tables are very close together and I don't think you could get a highchair in there.

Feb 24, 2010
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Local/Sustainable restaurants in SF and Oakland near BART

I would double check on Cactus meat. Niman Ranch is now crossed out on the menu...

Feb 24, 2010
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Local/Sustainable restaurants in SF and Oakland near BART

Thanks for the toddler nod here, I'll be making my way there with the toddles asap. So they have highchairs or boosters?

Feb 24, 2010
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Oasis Market - Oakland

Wow, I must not make it down Telegraph this far very often, because driving by the other day was the first time I noticed Oasis. I'm getting myself there as soon as possible. I've been loving Turkish Kitchen, but it's a bit of a trek. Oasis is much closer to home, plus with all the market staples I can see myself being a frequent patron. Thanks for the info everyone!

Jan 06, 2010
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Cau Lao in OC?

I would love to find a version of the particular soup ffrom the town of Hoi An. Anyone know where to find it in Little Saigon?

Dec 22, 2009
oaklandfoodie in Los Angeles Area

beer glass as a gift

Thanks for the suggestion, I was hoping to get several glasses in a set - but I will check out the gift pack. Thanks!

Nov 17, 2009
oaklandfoodie in Beer

beer glass as a gift

I've been thinking of getting my husband some nice beer glasses as a gift. He has recently been getting into more Belgian, sour, and barrel aged beers. I came across these http://tinyurl.com/yf58blf

Should I keep looking?

Nov 16, 2009
oaklandfoodie in Beer

Vietnamese crepe in Oakland?

After reading a few positive comments from Robert - we tried Ahn Hong on University. Banh Xeo was one of the items we got and it was excellent, crispy and very large. We ordered several things and were very pleased with all of them.

Oct 21, 2009
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Good beer, good food

More East Bay beer & good food:

A Cote has a pretty extensive belgian beer list.

Oct 09, 2009
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Southeast Asian food in Berkeley or North Oakland?

I'll have to try Anh Hong. Been wondering about that place for a while.

Sep 10, 2009
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

canning clingstone peaches?

I'm lucky enough to have a lovely peach tree in the backyard of my house. This year we have an abundance of peaches and I'll like to try my hand at canning them - but, they are not freestone. Anyone have any tips for canning clingstone peaches?

Aug 10, 2009
oaklandfoodie in Home Cooking

Restaurants with fresh Kefir?

Wondering if you ever tried culturing with the grains from the Organic Pastures Qephor? I've goet some at home and would like to try it?

Jul 22, 2009
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

kefir grains in Oakland or Berkeley

I'd like to try making my own kefir - does anyone have some grains to spare?

Jul 14, 2009
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman: Experts in Residence!

Oakland allows chickens, no roosters.

Jul 13, 2009
oaklandfoodie in General Topics

nice-ish dinner in oakland/berkeley tonight

What's open on Sundays? Not Dopo, Chez Panise Cafe, Flora, Pizziolo...

Jul 05, 2009
oaklandfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area