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29 July, 2016

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Recipes, Restaurants on by : becca

Consider this post bonus material from the Pure Leaf Travelling Teahouse event I went to in June. In case you missed it (write-up here),  Pure Leaf is touring the country to promote their new Teahouse Collection, and for the Bay Area, they partnered with Matthew Accarrino, the acclaimed, Italian-leaning chef at Michelin-starred SPQR in the Fillmore.
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29 June, 2016

Pairing Pure Leaf’s Tea House Collection with SPQR’s Finesse!

Pairing Pure Leaf’s Tea House Collection with SPQR’s Finesse!
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Events, Food, Product Reviews, Recipes, Restaurants on by : becca

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying Chef Matthew Accarrino’s cooking for the first time. No, I didn’t try it at SPQR, the Michelin-starred restaurant the chef calls home. I sampled it at a travelling tea house! Pure Leaf is in the midst of a tour of major food-loving U.S. cities to promote their
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9 June, 2016

The Quick Six Fix Cookbook Review

The Quick Six Fix Cookbook Review
Comments : 1 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews, Recipes on by : becca

This is the second of two cookbook reviews I’m posting this week, courtesy of William Morrow Cookbooks, which means (obligatory disclaimer!) the books were free to me. I’ve included a full recipe at the end of the post, so scroll on down if you’re only interested in that…but if you want to know if the
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6 August, 2015

Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook for Sale!

Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook for Sale!
Comments : 1 Posted in : Publication News, Recipes, Writing on by : becca

What’s that? I share a contributor credit with such famous speculative fiction writers as Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, Mary Robinette Kowal, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Jim C. Hines? You bet I do! The Ad Astra 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook came to be when a few  fellow illustrious Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of
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10 June, 2015

Sweetly Raw Desserts: Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies and Almond Pear Cream Tart Recipes

Sweetly Raw Desserts: Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies and Almond Pear Cream Tart Recipes
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews, Recipes on by : becca

A brand-new site, and my first post is on something brand-new to me: a cookbook review! I often say the Gourmez isn’t a recipe blog—except for cocktails, because who doesn’t enjoy a good cocktail discovery? But when I was offered a review copy (obligatory disclaimer: that means free!) of Heather Pace’s Sweetly Raw Desserts, I
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26 July, 2010

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Comments : 2 Posted in : Announcements, Coffee Shops, Recipes, Writing on by : becca

Last night, I made my first batch of cold-brewed coffee based off of the first two links on a Google search of the term: Smitten Kitchen and I Need Coffee. This is seriously a simple procedure, though I’m already musing some variations to try, based mostly on time considerations. Here’s what you need: Glass/container for
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