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Bake the Book: 'Momofuku Milk Bar'

My dream bakery would be my own! My baked goods + freshly made sandwiches on my own bread, salads & soups. Bookshelves lined with great used books. Comfy chairs. Great coffee and wine for afternoon visitors.

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Desserts always look pretty. I'd say maybe a berry crumble with ice cream.

Cook the Book: 'The Family Meal'

Oh goodness, I want this book! I imagine something cheap, easy to make in bulk, and satisfying. Pasta, pizzas, burgers, chicken dishes. Home-style cooking.

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My favortie are actually the herbs - particularly basil. But cherry tomatoes are a close second.

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Absolutely 100% sourdough. Although Dutch Crunch is a close second. I'm a San Francisco girl.

Help! Picky Boyfriend Challenge!

I would strongly suggest that instead of cooking for him (which seems to be bound to end up dissappointing both of you) you pick a recipe that he isn't averse to and make it together. If he has a hand in the creation of it, he's much more likely to be open to liking it. Cooking together can be a lot of fun, even sexy under the right circumstances.

Bake the Book: 'Flour,' by Joanne Chang

Keep butter cold - chill between steps in a recipe if necessary.

From Behind the Bar: On Vodka Sodas and First Dates

carmason - I think your comment is spot on. The article isn't about any one specific thing (ie specifically about vodka soda or specifically about the white wine order). The context is everything here. I, like you, order a wide range of drinks depending on my mood, the bartender, the bar, etc. I think a lot of people do that. What some commentors seem to be missing here is that he isn't specifically criticizing this man's drink choices - he's criticizing the man's inability to read the situation properly (for example the type of bar he was in and the type of woman he was on a date with). The guy didn't have to order a ten year old single malt boubon neat to impress this woman (or the bartender for that matter) - but he certainly could have recognized the type of bar he was in and his date's interest in good alcohol and have, perhaps, asked the bartender for a suggestion that would suit his taste.

vodkersoder - perhaps the fact that you frequent "regular ass bar"s explain what appears to be some serious vitriol re: the world of dating women? I kid! I kid! (the phrase was simply too good to resist). Seriously, though, the misdirected anger towards women and towards the author of this blog appearing in your comments on this page is upsetting and unneccessary.

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Grand Sichuan's the only one I've had!

What do I do about an offer to sell my baked goods?

Hi all - thanks for the advice! I'm actually not looking for an "easy quick way" around any regulations. I'm just looking into the possibility and trying to get a feel for how much of a headache would be involved. If anyone has any specific advice or resources for learning about the particular regulations in my area that would be very helpful. Thanks again!


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