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Best. Apartment. Ever.

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Back in May I moved from Oakland to San Francisco. This is the sixth place I’ve lived since I came to California and, aside from a wide variety of dorm rooms...

Beer-Braised Beef and Onions (and Garlic)

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Winter has finally arrived in the Bay Area. Temperatures have dropped into the 40’s, the skies are gray and the streets wet with more or less constant rain. ...

Paul Potatoes

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I’m posting this one for a friend who’s asked for the recipe twice now, once after each time she’s had this dish at my house. It’s a simple recipe that peopl...

Foundation Food: Stock

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People often ask me, “Vicky, what’s the easiest way to improve my home cooking?”