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Homemade bread

Homemade bread

I have been struggling with making bread off and on for the last decade. I had given up but Mark Bittman’s “no-knead” bread got me going again. After several attempts that resulted in uncooked center, I think I have found my mojo … It is no Acme but works fine accompanied by soups and in recipes like bread puddings and garlic bread.

My favorite breakfast: A slice of thick cut Acme sourdough – lightly buttered (would have mentioned a smear of clotted cream in my past) with a dollop of bitter orange marmalade and cup of Blue Bottle coffee…

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Written by Som

October 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Perbacco, San Francisco

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Financial District of San Francisco

Financial District of San Francisco

In this the epicenter of all that is holy in foodie-land, it is not sufficient for a restaurant to call itself Italian if it is to lay claim upon the foodie’s attention. Sicilian? Yes. Piedmontese? Sure. Tuscan? So early 2009. It is hard to believe that there are many folks here who can tell a Tuscan meatball from a Piedmontese meatball. We most certainly cannot. So when we set out for Perbacco, it was just with the expectation of some good food. And boy, they did not disappoint.

We went to Perbacco for a weekday lunch. Lunch? Yes. You see, we were planning to go to Ad Hoc for dinner the same day. Playing hooky from work too. Now feel free to hate us.

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Written by Sachin

October 2, 2009 at 9:31 am