Anne Zimmerman

I used to be a picky eater. Thankfully, I recovered, but I'm still trying to make up for lost time.

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  • Location: San Francisco
  • Favorite foods: Acme walnut bread with mashed avocado, salt and pepper, and a drizzle of jalapeno olive oil. Broiled grapefruit. A perfect cappuccino with raw sugar and cinnamon. Cannelle.
  • Last bite on earth: Let's re-phrase that and make it about my most recent last bite: Mid-afternoon candy corn, salted almonds, and cold-fighting tea.

Latest Comments

What's Your Hangover Cure?

Ice cold coca-cola. Works every time.

Serious Reads: The American Cocktail vs. The Seasonal Cocktail Companion

Monica -- I agree! Everything I've tried from the PDT Cocktail book has been incredible.

Sweet Technique: How To Make Pumpkin Puree

This is awesome. I was jut wondering about DIY pumpkin puree over the weekend!

Apple Cider Doughnut Ice Cream

What are the odds that I'd have old donuts languishing in the kitchen right now. Love this idea!

Tiffany & Co. Bonbon Cookies

Dare I say these would be so fun to serve at an engagement party or shower?

French in a Flash: Tagliatelle with Zucchini Flower Pistou

I love everything about this: the recipe, the thoughts of zucchini flowers in my head, and the story behind it. Oh to be in Nice, wandering a marketplace!

Riesling Report: Bründlmayer Riesling 'Kamptaler Terrassen', 2009

This has me craving a sip at 8:45AM! But I think riesling would be an ok breakfast wine, yes?

Strawberry-Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Wow, delicious. And there's an abundance of just made jam in my fridge.

Serious Reads: Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest by Lisa M. Morrison

@RhiWC You are right! Thanks for catching my mistake. As Morrison says: ""Ruby Ale is a fruity classic that many a newbie craft beer fan has cut his or her teeth on (including me)." I went to college in McMinnville, so perhaps my memories of the beer at McMenamin's Hotel Oregon and Golden Valley are a bit fuzzy.

@HATTIME Unfortunately my beverage book review position doesn't come with a large travel stipend. I've got a trip to BC on the docket for July, and am excited to be staying at Spinnakers in Victoria. Any suggestions as I venture north?

Cakespy: Homemade Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies

WOW. I'm a sucker for the thin mints (kept in the freezer). Has anyone tackled that?

Mixed Review: Ghirardelli Brownie Mix vs. The New Baked Brownie Mix

Yes, the brownie recipe on the Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate is very good! I would far rather make those than pay $16 for a mix.

Bacon-Bourbon Jam

Oh my, this sounds amazing! It's definitely on my list for sometime when there will be many others around to help me gobble it up.

Foods We Keep in Our Winter Pantry

The bialy is so regional -- I'm a west coaster and have never had one in my freezer. In the wintertime I am a big fan of stocking up so that going out isn't necessary. The freezer has meats and sausages, soups (freeze the leftovers) and the pantry polenta, arborio rice, lentils, beans, etc.

The Food Lab: A Better Way to Caramelize Onions (Plus, French Onion Dip!)

I agree with an earlier commenter -- I'd avoid the dip, but the onion tips I will keep around! Already dreaming of an onion tart with goat cheese and bacon.

Market Scene: Somerville Winter Market, Massachusetts

This is so exciting! I have spent several winter stints in the Cambridge area doing research for my book. It is so cold and the produce options are kind of sad (I am lucky to live in San Francisco). How cool to know that on my next trip I can get farmer's market produce, snacks, etc. Will make for a better trip!

The World's Easiest Homemade Doughnuts

A friend used to make Brown Bag Biscuits: cut biscuit dough into bite size, toss with cinnamon, sugar, and butter and bake. Oh my -- they are super easy (more like a cross between a doughnut and a churro) and very, very good.