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Classic with a twist: Caramelized cookie completes pavlova

Photos courtesy of the Garden Court 
Chef Clive Berkman of the Garden Court Hotel reimagines the pavlova, left, a delicate dessert with a sugary meringue base. Berkman recently launched a monthly five-course “Chef’s Table,” below.

As summer fruit sweetens this month and apricots across Los Altos start reaching their furry, golden peak, consider the pavlova an antipodean showcase for your local harvest. The dessert, beloved across the British Commonwealth, has become something of a national dish in New Zealand and Australia.

Back to basics: How old ways of farming are revolutionary

Courtesy of Christine Moore
Sustainable farming practices can result in better wines.

Without meaning to, I wrote a love letter to the farming practices of yesteryear. Here’s what happened.

Sweets lovers and vegetarians celebrate banner year in Los Altos

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Boardwalk served its final batch of burgers and fries last week, one of many changes in the local food landscape.

The same week the hallowed hangout The Boardwalk closed in Los Altos, news spread of a new restaurant coming to Main Street – Turn, a venture in the early stages of development set to take over the corner previously occupied by Jamba Juice and A.G. Ferrari Foods.

Following is a roundup of the latest food-related comings and goings in and around Los Altos.

Savor sessionable styles suited for summer sips

FOOD sessionbeerIn summertime, the beer drinker’s thoughts turn to refreshing, low-alcohol brews that can be enjoyed on hot days.

The session beer culture has been present in the United Kingdom for decades but has only recently caught on in the U.S., perhaps as a pendulum swing away from the bigger-is-better, 100+ IBU, over-10-percent-ABV craft beer trend of the past few years.

Mother's Day: Breakfast in bed made easy

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an easy menu. Children can help prepare Breakfast-in-Bed Berries, and Sweet & Savory Twisties, recipes included below. Christine Moore/ Special to the Town Crier

Combining two bits of information – breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Mother’s Day is the only day of the year designated to spoiling mom from the moment she wakes – I can make a compelling argument that Mother’s Day breakfast is the most important meal of the entire year.

Is that too much pressure to put on a breakfast?

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