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Christmas 2005

Marlena Spieler, Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt (Chronicle Books, 2004, paper, $16.95).
All those oozing pictures of toasted cheese sandwiches made me think ofóoh, never mind. I usually hate one-subject cookbooks, but there’s a unique appeal to toasted cheese: associations with childhood, use of leftover cheeses in your fridge, and easy concealment of grease.


Suzanne Goin, Sunday Suppers at Lucques (Knopf, 2005, $35).

West Hollywood’s quintessential restaurant produces the only farmers market cookbook you’ll ever need, with a foreword by Alice Waters. It’s California between two covers. Organized by seasons, the book includes mouthwatering recipes for watercress soup with relish toast, lobster salad with bacon and fava beans, and grilled quail with ricotta pudding.


REI Orange hoody w/faux fur collar


Dylan, 1506 Vallejo Street, at Polk Street (415-931-8721)

Dress, 2271 Chestnut Street (415-440-3737)




Beta Band – The Best of Film
Black Keys – Live
Guided By Voices – Electrifying Conclusion
Green Day – Bullet in a Bible
Lucinda Williams – Live in Austin