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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I love hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Steve is finished with most of the food shopping and I’ve completed some of my early prep—making pie dough, baking cornbread, and cubing white bread for the stuffing, according to my Thanksgiving game plan. We’re in good shape.

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork As a child, cranberry sauce was my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Slithered from the can and sliced, glistening jewellike and with a sweet-tartness, it added just the right deliciousness to the big feast. I didn’t realize people actually made fresh cranberry sauce from scratch until I […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork After Halloween, the excitement begins, as I anticipate the upcoming holidays and all the cooking and baking ahead, from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I start planning my menus, making grocery lists and thinking about table centerpieces. I also plan on quick meals for those days when holiday […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving yet? I’m starting to look through recipes to decide what to make. I’m also thinking about how to decorate my Thanksgiving table. I’ve started gathering Indian corn, gourds and small pumpkins from the farmers’ market for a centerpiece. As much […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork If you expect your ghosts, princesses and superheroes to be champing at the bit to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, plan on a simple supper by making hot dog mummies. Accompany with some vegetable sticks or a handful of cherry tomatoes and call it a meal. These […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork In San Francisco, smoke hangs heavily over our city from the wildfires raging in Northern California. Aside from our air quality, which has at times been as bad or worse than Beijing, we are unaffected. But the smoke is a daily reminder of the tragic events […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork As a child, I never much cared for eggplant. Now I like eggplant, but rarely think to add it to my shopping list. Recently, I’ve seen some very nice Japanese eggplants at our farmers’ market so I decided to cook it the way my mother did, […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork What would we do without ground meat? It’s the hands-down, most versatile choice for that last-minute, what-to-cook dilemma. Whether you use ground beef, pork, chicken or turkey, there are infinite ways to turn this dinnertime staple into quick, delicious meals. Here are some ground beef safe […]

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