The double chocolate bread pudding with white chocolate ice cream and chocolate almond bark at Red Fish Grill was cooked to order, and it came puffy and inflated like a successful souffle

Reflecting on New Orleans cuisine

When I found out that my family was going to New Orleans for a week during winter break, I immediately started looking up delicious restaurants and specialty dishes. The first full day I was there, I was not about to pass up any chance to try the local fare.
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How cute is that pasta!

Make your own ravioli meal entirely from scratch

If there are two things everyone (except vegans) likes, it’s pasta and cheese. Put them together, and life is complete — thus ravioli was born. Even better is homemade ravioli, but it’s usually only found in a grandmother’s kitchen or the finest Italian restaurants. My friend Adriana told me making ricotta cheese,
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Start your weekend off with a Cadillac margarita

It’s Friday night, and after a nice warm day in Berkeley, what better way is there to cool down than with a margarita? One of our favorites is the Cadillac margarita, which is as easy to make as it is to drink. Cadillac Margarita 1-2 shots tequila 1 lime, squeezed
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For some, La Val's is just a place to have lunch. For others, it's a home away from home.

Finding my place in Berkeley

The night before I visited UC Berkeley for the first time, a family friend handed me a handwritten list. “This is everywhere you need to eat,” he said. “There are a lot of choices out there, but these are the ones that I remember after 30 years.”
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Nicely grilled Loch Duart salmon, still moist inside, on braised leeks, with olive oil mashed potatoes and black truffle butter.

Finding French comfort at Bistro Liaison

Although Bistro Liaison may not be suitable for the everyday lunch rush because of both its price and its atmosphere, it’s the kind of place to consider when you want to pat yourself on the back, or treat someone special for a warm evening.
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An ode to Kip’s

For whatever reason, at Kip’s o’ clock, the whole world bows its head and zombie-walks over to Telegraph Avenue and Durant Avenue. You may wonder when exactly Kip’s o’ clock is , but if you look inside your heart, you will find the answer.
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Chocolate banana bread for any occasion

Few things in this world are better than some warm banana bread, fresh out of the oven. It’s essentially cake that can be eaten in the morning with no questions asked or eyebrows raised, and who doesn’t love that?
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