Four favorite fall recipes from Peninsula chefs

We asked Peninsula chefs to share some of their favorite fall recipes, and they responded with guides on how to create a variety of elegant dishes sure to please the pickiest of household members, roommates or dinner party guests.

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Why the owner of Burlingame’s Rasa gave up a Michelin star

Twenty years ago, Ajay Walia left the lucrative worlds of finance and tech to open a restaurant and spread awareness of the diversity of Indian cuisine. He wanted guests to forget images of steam-table buffets, and winning a Michelin star at his South Indian Burlingame restaurant Rasa in 2016 should have authoritatively proven his success. So why did Walia close down Rasa to reopen it as a second location of ...

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From Illinois farm town to Bay Area Michelin restaurants: Chez TJ pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer makes edible art

A dessert with an apple basil gin soup that took inspiration from a cocktail and mignardises, all created by pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer at Chez TJ in Mountain View. (Photo courtesy of Juan Placencia of Mugenphotos) "I don't even have a sweet tooth," says pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer. "Actually I prefer savory food to eat. I just love working with desserts."  Meyer may not have a sweet tooth, but she certainly has ...

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The unlikely rise of Saltwater Bakery

How one mom’s search to help her daughter grew into a sweet new gluten-free bakery in Pacifica Coffee on the Coast: Saltwater Bakery owner Tawnya Marsh. (Photo by Charles Russo) What do sweat, tears, the ocean and a gluten-free bakery have in common? Salt and water. Tawnya Marsh, founder of Pacifica’s Saltwater Bakery, says the name is no coincidence— she’s poured a lot of sweat and tears into opening the bakery, which, on clear days, offers ...

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