Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free

Books That Cook is a new section of BiteClub featuring contributors’ takes on recent cookbooks. We tell you if they’re worth it — or not by testing a few recipes. In this first entry, Meloni Courtway, a professional caterer, blogger, and trained pastry chef in Petaluma takes on Anne Byrn’s Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free cookbook. Her judgment:Though its far from scratch cooking, Courtway says cooking from a mix...

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New direction for Santa Rosa’s Wednesday Night Market

Can new leadership bring renewed life to downtown’s Wednesday Night Market? The downtown Santa Rosa street market, which opens May 11, 2011 and runs through September, has long been a vibrant mix of music, food, farmers and crafts but in recent years has seen flagging attendance, decreased funding, a muddling of vendors and¬†frustration from downtown merchants. New director Janet Ciel, with the help of seven new board members,...

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Sonoma County Pastry Chefs

Where to find great pastry chefs and bakers outside the bakeries? Sonoma County has a plethora. Here are some of my favorites… At John Ash & Co.(4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, 527-7687), Pastry Chef Casey Stone is in charge of sweet treats. One of his signature dishes: A fromage blank cheesecake that he gussies up with different seasonal fruits. Currently it’s a butterscotch flavored cheesecake with bourbon caramel...

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Primal Cuts: Marissa Guggiana
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Primal Cuts: Marissa Guggiana

There is a story behind every hamburger, every steak and every piece of chicken or sausage you eat. More often than not, however, it’s a story we don’t want to know, best sanitized into neat, impersonal shrink-wrapped packages that sit obediently in our refrigerators. It’s time to know the stories of our meat in all its raw, bloody glory. Traveling cross-country to interview 50 of her cleaver-toting idols —...

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