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Secret Recipe: Spinach Sformato from Cotogna

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

To make chef Michael Tusk’s spinach sformato—a bright green custard with a ricotta-like texture—you’ll need a couple of small ramekins like these from Williams-Sonoma. Tusk likes to use Bloomsdale spinach, a sweet, buttery leaf that’s never bitter and can usually be found at the Country Line Harvest stand at Tuesday’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Secret Recipe: Cured Sardines from Foreign Cinema

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Curing is an easy way to prepare fresh Pacific sardines. In this recipe, chef Gayle Pirie of Foreign Cinema guides you through the cleaning, but if you’re feeling squeamish, ask the guy behind the fish counter (Whole Foods has been getting in a good stock of sardines from Monterey lately) to do it for you. Use the cured fish to top crostini, toss in salads, or lay on bagels with cream cheese. These sardines are particularly lovely topped with a mixture of grated hard-cooked egg, capers, and a squeeze of lemon too.

Tartine's Heavenly Morning Buns Recipe

Lovers of Tartine’s legendary morning buns have noticed the recipe’s absence from the pages of the bakery’s cookbook, Tartine (Chronicle Books), published last August. “We didn’t do it on purpose,” says co-owner Elisabeth Prueitt, who’s been surprised at the number of calls and emails she’s had from people requesting it. Although she plans to put the recipe on Tartine’s own website soon, for immediate sweet-tooth satisfaction, we've got the recipe right here.

Tartine 600 Guerrero St., 415-487-2600

Royal Wedding Cocktail: King's Smoke and 3 Bird

The Royal Wedding's in less than 28 days. In honor of the festivities, every week for next three weeks, we'll be publishing a cocktail recipe using The King's Ginger that would be fit to serve at a royal event. Berry Bros. & Rudd, the makers of The King's Ginger, have been supplying the British Royal Family with spirits since 1760 during the reign of King George III. Quite a tradition! 
Eric Passetti, bartender at The House of Shields, whipped up these two cocktails using the King's Ginger in honor of the Royal Wedding. 

 

Secret Recipe: Pickled Quail Eggs from The Alembic

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

Pickled quail eggs are the perfect bar snack. The Alembic’s have a creamy yellow yolk center surrounded in pink, thanks to the beet juice (to make this recipe, you’ll need a juicer at your disposal) chef Ted Fleury Quail soaks them in overnight.

5 Cocktail Recipes to Welcome Britney to SF

We had this arsenal of frilly cocktails all ready for Sunday's Castro house parties, and then Britney had to go and move her operation inside to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Oh well, a little rain won't stop us from toasting to "Toxic."

Here's a bevy of recipes the drink gurus over at Liquor.com whipped up to welcome the Britney media blitz to San Francisco. Brit fan or not, file these away in the "guilty pleasures" folder.

Five Rainy Day Cocktail Recipes

What's in our foreseeable future? Rain, rain and more rain. If you can't escape for the slopes, it's time for some proper brooding...with rainy day cocktails.

Our friends at Liquor.com have supplied us with a list of some hot and fortifying recipes -- perfect for the sipping after a day of umbrella wars.

Secret Recipe: Savory Irish Bread Pudding from The Liberties

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.

This sweet and meaty bread pudding from The Liberties Bar & Restaurant is perfect on its own as a snack with a Guinness or for dunking into a fried egg for breakfast. Owner Kjerstie Utting uses Irish sausages called black and white puddings, which you can find at Roxie Market & Deli in the Sunset.

Say No To Green Beer: Five St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Recipes

If you've dubbed St. Patty's Day "amateur night," aren't into long bathroom lines, and are squeamish around green food coloring, you might want to stay in this Thursday.  But that doesn't mean you can't raise a glass to the banishment of snakes from Ireland. Our mixologist friends over at Liquor.com have been kind enough to supply us with five delish recipes to mix up for a St. Patrick's Day party. Cheers! 

1. Irish Jack Rose

Secret Recipe: Maccaronara from A16

7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email lauren@7x7.com. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef. 

At A16 in the Marina, the long, square strands of house-made maccaronara soak up sauceusually a meaty sugo topped with ricotta salata—perfectly. Chef David Taylor uses 00 flour, finely ground, durum wheat that's high in protein and makes excellent pasta and bread. You can find it at Rainbow in the Mission or even  Andronico's in the Sunset.

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