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Daily Slice: Semi-dried Cherry Tomatoes at Di Fara

Di Fara, when it's firing on all cylinders, is delicious. Now add to that a concentrated hit of sweet, roasted tomato flavor — the halved orbs take on just a hint of charring in the oven. Of all the "specialty" toppings at Di Fara, this is my favorite. And like those toppings, there's a hefty $2 surcharge on top of the $5 hit for a plain slice. To bring an otherwise $7 slice down in price, I suggest ordering this by the pie; at $30 it comes out to an almost reasonable $3.75 a pop. More

Market Scene: Cherry Tomatoes in San Francisco

Many of us in the Bay Area are unusually obsessed with food and freely admit it. Still, the extent of our obsession can even take me by surprise. The Thursday morning San Rafael farmers' market in Marin County is a joy. Relatively mellow and full of the area's best farmers, it's a very pleasant experience. Plus, odds are good that you'll run into a well-known chef or two purchasing fruits and vegetables for their restaurants. Back to the Bay Area food obsession. While tasting stone fruits at the Kashiwase Farm booth recently, trying to find my favorite nectarine, a nearby four-year old walked up with his mother. "Mom, remember last week I liked the Flavor Kings the best," he... More

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