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Join the Food Gal and Chef Brendy Monsada For A Demo at Macy’s Valley Fair

Wednesday, 17. September 2014 5:25

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You’re invited to enjoy a cooking demo with yours truly and Chef Brendy Monsada at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara.

Monsada is the head chef of Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park, where he dazzles with Provencal dishes crafted with the Bay Area’s finest ingredients.

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Join the Food Gal and Chef Philippe Breneman of the Lexington House at Macy’s Valley Fair

Wednesday, 20. August 2014 5:26

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It’s a little bit of San Francisco in downtown Los Gatos.

The Lexington House, which opened in September 2013, boasts a modern speakeasy vibe with plenty of craft cocktails and inspired farm-to-table cooking. Get a taste when Chef Philippe Breneman joins me to create a signature dish at a cooking demo at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara.

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Join the Food Gal and Chef Jose Esparza of Hult’s at Macy’s Valley Fair

Wednesday, 4. June 2014 5:26

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If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out Hult’s, the farm-to-table restaurant that opened in Los Gatos late last year, here’s your chance to get a first taste.

Hult’s Chef Jose Esparza will be joining me for a cooking demo at 6 p.m. June 12 at Macy’s Valley Fair in Santa Clara to cook up one of his specialties.

Hult’s was opened in the old Hobee’s locale in downtown Los Gatos by Alexander Hult, a former professional hockey player in Europe who was once drafted by the San Jose Sharks. He grew up in Sweden, where in between hockey seasons, he would help his mother in the restaurants of the hotel she managed. He created his own restaurant, Hult’s, with his wife, Sarah Chapman-Hult, a native of San Jose who in 2011 was crowned Miss Nevada USA.

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Join the Food Gal and Chef Anthony Jimenez of The Table at Macy’s Valley Fair

Friday, 9. May 2014 5:26

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Burgers, meatballs, meatloaf — and all those delicious Americana foods.

You’ll learn the secret to making iconic meaty dishes like that when Chef de Cuisine Anthony Jimenez of The Table joins me for a cooking demo at Macy’s Valley Fair at 2 p.m. May 17.

The Table is a popular farm-to-table establishment in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood that was opened by long-time local chef, Jim Stump, of the Los Gatos Brewing Company.

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Meet the Food Gal at Two Events for Her “San Francisco Chef’s Table” Cookbook

Monday, 28. April 2014 5:25

Your chance to try Baker & Banker's sublime roasted white chocolate cheesecake that's featured in my cookbook. (Photo by Craig Lee)

Your chance to try Baker & Banker’s sublime roasted white chocolate cheesecake that’s featured in my cookbook. (Photo by Craig Lee)

Enjoy A Delectable Lunch With Me at Baker & Banker May 10

I’m beyond delighted to be the first author to kick off the new “An Epicurean Salon: Food Writers & Authors” series at Baker & Banker restaurant in San Francisco.

Join me at the restaurant at 11:30 a.m. May 10 for a multi-course lunch with wine in honor of my cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Lyons Press).

Pastry Chef Lori Baker. (Photo courtesy of Baker & Banker)

Pastry Chef Lori Baker. (Photo courtesy of Baker & Banker)

Chef Jeff Banker. (Photo courtesy of Baker & Banker)

Chef Jeff Banker. (Photo courtesy of Baker & Banker)

Chef Jeff Banker and his wife, Pastry Chef Lori Baker are among the bevy of top chefs featured in my cookbook. In fact, you’re in for a real treat, as Baker will be serving her outstanding “Roasted White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cardamom Shortbread Crust,” the recipe of which is featured in my book. Having baked it last year, myself, I can honestly say it’s one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had. The texture is uncommonly smooth and creamy. It’s like no other cheesecake you’ll ever have.

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