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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork We had a family birthday party for my grandchild, who just turned one. There were just seven of us, including the birthday baby. Given it was a busy time, I was looking for a way to acknowledge this milestone in a festive way that would give […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Are you wilting in summer heat? Here in San Francisco, our temperature is rising from the low 60s to the high 60s, which is probably our seasonal norm. So, lucky us, it’s not so hot that we are battling sluggish appetites and cooking lethargy. But if […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork When we were kids, my sister and I loved the annual Hawaii County Fair. Thrilling carnival rides, hot dogs and cotton candy, the smell of sawdust, strings of night lights, booths offering free stuff…it was quite the highlight of our year, growing up in small town […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork If you’re cooking for the Fourth of July, a midweek holiday is not your friend. Who has time to prep on the workday before? Still, I’m glad that, unlike Memorial Day and Presidents Day, the holiday falls on its true date—and hasn’t been switched irreverently to […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I didn’t find the ultimate Salade Niçoise in Nice. Actually, despite ordering it four or five times, I didn’t find it anywhere in the South of France, where we vacationed a few weeks ago. My fault. I ordered my favorite salad in casual outdoor cafés, where […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork For a food lover, whether you’re doing a road trip to another part of your state or flying to another continent, tasting regional specialties and visiting local markets are highlights of travel. Steve and I just returned from three weeks in the South of France and […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Our local farmers’ markets are burgeoning with beautiful, red-ripe and scrumptious strawberries right now. So, I was inspired to bake me a strawberry dessert. Strawberry Cream Puffs are light clouds of eggy dough, crisp on the outside, with a creamy filling inside, and juicy sliced strawberries […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork This Memorial Day, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America. Among them are my uncle who was killed in action in Italy during World War II, and my brother-in-law who died in Vietnam. This day of […]

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