Category Archives: Gourmet Ghetto

Dairy-Free Junk Food Files: Phil’s Potato Tots

I was reading an article about Chez Panisse’s fire because it was a big part of my life growing up, when I spotted an ad on the side of the blog page for a place called Phil’s Sliders. Actually, what … Continue reading

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Real bagels in Berkeley?

Ah, New York in the ’80s. Crack vials everywhere, dog shit glazing the sidewalks, signs on car windshields: “Door open. Please don’t break window.” And bagels, real chewy, hard-crusted New York bagels that ripped your dental work out. I guess … Continue reading

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Vegan Lasagna with Daiya Cheese and Crimini Mushrooms

I saved some tomato sauce from the purple carrot soup and bought my first bag of Daiya cheese in order to makeĀ  another vegan lasagna. It was quite different with the Daiya, which Mattie of Veganbaking.net finds a little “mayonnaise-y” … Continue reading

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Vegan Lasagna Take Two: A Spring Affair

I was taken with these wee cute organic zucchini in the market, plus Wichita Sims found a casserole I used to make lasagna in all the time when she re-organized my cupboards, so I was inspired to do another variation … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market in the Gourmet Ghetto

The Gourmet Ghetto, the North Berkeley neighborhood where I grew up, wasn’t the first spot to get a Farmer’s Market in Berkeley, in fact, our Farmer’s Market (Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m.) was one of the most recent to … Continue reading

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Vegan Lasagna Can Be Beautiful

I might have mentioned that I am intolerant of lactose — even when it comes from sheep and goats. I also adore Italian food, unfortunately, because it is one of the most cheese-centric of all cuisines. Therefore, I have had … Continue reading

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Stone Fruit Scones

My Dad always used to call them “stone fruits” which didn’t make sense to me when I was small. Of course it refers to the fact that they have pits that take up a large proportion of the center of … Continue reading

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