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Baking Bread, Cracking Jokes & Missing Mom

Author in Bakeries & Baked Goods, Bread and Cheese, Spice Blog

My Mom isn’t remembered for what I’ll call her “hands-off goulash,” a boring, overcooked stew with ground chuck bubbling away in...

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Smashing Flavors in Fresh Cheese

Author in Bread and Cheese, Cheese, Spice Blog, Spices & Honey

Central Coast chevre and fromage blanc make outstanding foundations for building layers of flavor into fresh cheese with sweet and savory...

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An Empire of Cheese

Author in Bread and Cheese, Cheese, Foodie Events: Media Pass, Spice Blog

An impressive spread of cheese, so to speak, by any measure. The friendly, cheesy folks at The Cheese Shop in Carmel brought to World of...

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Meet the Dairy Goddess

Author in Bread and Cheese, Cheese, Spice Blog

Have you seen a woman in a tiara at your farmers market? Sometimes she wears a flowered wreath in her hair, but whatever she’s...

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Searching for European-style Bakeries

Author in Bakeries & Baked Goods, Bread and Cheese, Spice Blog

For the bread suggestions offered here, a caveat. While there are a number of bakeries throughout the Central Coast, few make bread in the...

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