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Anne and Kris

Brand New Bakery Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery!

Heading to the Bi-Rite Creamery or our Scoop Shop on Divisadero for our world-famous ice cream is always a treat. But you can also find a flurry of our baked options on the shelves at Bi-Rite Market, including a whole menu of brand new seasonal offerings. Everything is prepared by hand in house by our talented team of pastry chefs, and delivered fresh from our Creamery and Bakery on 18th Street.

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Midnight Cupcakes

Our cupcakes offer an ideal balance between full, fluffy cake and rich, luscious frosting. Try the new Midnight Cupcake with Coffee Buttercream. They’re dark and intense, and dusted with espresso powder. The new Banana Cupcake with Honey Cinnamon Buttercream is a lighter option with strains of honey and cinnamon. The Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake takes our most popular ice cream flavor and reimagines it in cupcake form.

TCHO brownies

TCHO Brownie

 

Our TCHO Brownie with Cream Cheese Swirl is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate and is made using chocolate from our good friends at local TCHO Chocolate. We started using their chocolate exclusively in our ice creams and baked goods last year, and just love working with them. The tops of these brownies resemble cut marble, and the interplay between the cheese and chocolate flavors is absolutely decadent.

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Boston Cream Pie

We’re also well-known for our pies and we’ve got two fantastic new ones, featuring our take on beloved classics: Boston Cream Pie and Coconut Cream Pie. Our Boston Cream Pie is an exercise in complimentary flavors and textures, with bittersweet chocolate on top, and organic tapioca and vanilla highlighted by touches of apple and citrus in the center. The Coconut Cream Pie is rich and sweet, with subtle coconut accented by cinnamon and lemon.

 

cookies

And we’ve got new cookies! Mexican Wedding with Pecans, Toffee Chip, Classic Oatmeal Raisin, Apricot Brown Butter, Coconut Macaroons and Salted Lavender. Our cookies are festive and designed with complicated flavor profiles to celebrate the seasons. Try them with a pint of ice cream!

 


Kiko’s Food News, 3.7.14

The recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef that came through a Petaluma slaughterhouse has led Nicolette Hahn Niman, one of our most vocal promoters of sustainable meat, to share her company’s story as evidence that slaughtering is the most serious bottleneck in the food chain: (New York Times)

A dating site revealed that men prefer to date vegetarians but women don’t, as it found that guys are 13% more likely to click on vegetarian women’s profiles, but that women are 11% less likely to click on vegetarian men’s profiles; date-seeking or not, let’s all just keep eating what makes us feel good! (Mother Nature Network)

California’s Prop Two, which requires that all eggs sold there be from chickens raised in cages twice as large as the national norm, is one example of how state-specific legislation that protects animals will burden farmers that must either spend millions to comply, or face being shut out of that market: (NPR)

A study found that obesity in children ages 2 to 5 has fallen from 13.9% to 8.4% in less than 10 years; here are some theories as to why this could be: (Washington Post)

From turnip greens to watermelon rinds and even orange peels, this roundup of fruit and veggie parts we don’t often think of eating makes me hungry to throw out less food! (Huffington Post)


Jason Rose

The Season’s Bounty in our New Dishes

I’m excited to unveil some fresh new dishes from our Deli Service case! Come by our Markets, talk to our cooks and try them out. We’d love to hear what you think.

RedRice2First, a new Red Rice Salad. I love red rice for its texture, taste and nutritional density. And during this time of year it feels fitting to pair it with Orach (or “purple passion” spinach). Orach has three times the vitamin A of normal spinach, as well as a beautiful minerality that makes it a perfect accompaniment to earthy red rice, crunchy toasted hazelnuts and sweet, jammy apricots. To top all of that off, I’ve chosen a bright winter citrus vinaigrette that nicely ties these flavors together.

 Red Rice Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts,  Apricots, Orach
and Winter Citrus Vinaigrette

Red rice, apricot, hazelnuts, celery, spring onion, parsley, orach, salt and pepper, extra virgin olive oil, rice grain oil, Meyer lemon, orange, honey, Champagne vinegar, Dijon
$11.99/lb

AsparagusDish2

Asparagus season is upon us, and the perfect way to ring it in is with grilled asparagus. As soon as I see asparagus in our Markets I begin to daydream about backyard barbecues, grilled fish, and one of my personal favorites from my childhood–asparagus and eggs. I’ve decided to compliment the sweetness of the asparagus with the more delicate flavors of grilled fennel and onions. But ultimately I chose to keep this dish simple because I really wanted the flavor of the asparagus to take center stage. Tossed with a honey Dijon and Meyer lemon vinaigrette, this dish is a perfect way to get you ready for spring.

Grilled Seasonal Asparagus with Charred Fennel, Onions
and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Asparagus, fennel, onions, rice bran oil, salt and pepper, extra virgin olive oil, Meyer lemon, orange, Dijon, honey, Champagne vinegar
$12.99/lb

CousCous2Chicken Curry Salad–some of my favorite words, all put together!  When I think of classic market dishes, chicken curry salad always comes to mind. It’s sweet, salty and satisfying, but our twist on this classic is a little different, retains many of the same flavor profiles and doing away with the mayonnaise. Freshly marinated and grilled chicken co-mingles with sweet currants, cilantro and crunchy almonds. We toss in healthy doses of crisp celery and savory green onions and toss it all with a sweet honey curry vinaigrette.

Curry Chicken Couscous Salad with Currants, Cilantro, Almonds
and Sweet Curry Vinaigrette

Israeli couscous, currants, green onion, cilantro, celery, chicken breast, almonds, Tandoori spice, curry powder, salt, lemon juice, honey, Champagne vinegar, turmeric, cumin, fennel, extra virgin olive oil, rice bran oil
$11.99/lb