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Peggy Knickerbocker
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Peggy Knickerbocker is a free-lance food and travel writer living in San Francisco with her husband Robert Fisher and two dogs and two cats. She’s author of five cookbooks. Over the years she has contributed to top magazines and newspapers and is contributing editor to Saveur and Gourmet. She won the 2006 James Beard Award for Simple Soirees and has been nominated for the IACP award several times. Her Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Cookbook and Olive Oil from Tree to Table have gone into multiple printings. She blogged for

She teaches food writing, cooking classes and writes book reviews and is a writing coach. Until recently she was Vice President of the board of CUESA of the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market and was on the board of the Chez Panisse Foundation. She swims in San Francisco Bay at the Dolphin Club.

Blog Entries by Peggy Knickerbocker

Making Balsamic in Sonoma

0 Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 10:42 AM

Every fall, as the sugar content of the grapes at Rocky Hill Farm in Sonoma becomes ideal, a group of old friends gathers for the harvest -- not to make wine, but to make balsamic. Our leader, Paul Bertolli, assembles his equipment to crush the grapes. He sets up the...

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Fennel Reveals Another Aspect

0 Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 3:30 PM

I adore fennel and cook with it often. I grind the seeds of wild fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) for olive oil-fennel bread and pastries. The fronds and tender shoots make an excellent pesto and can be formed into little patties that get sauteed in olive oil until golden brown. I slice...

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Truffles Are Having Wild Sex

0 Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 4:49 PM

The other day I was looking in the window of one of my favorite stores in San Francisco -- Belle'occhio at 20 Brady Street across Market Street from The Zuni Café. The display in the window only hinted at the humor and delight of the curiosities within. I had to...

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