About Our Cover Artist, Judy Doherty

  Not all surprises dished up in 2020 were terrible. For Edible East Bay, the year brought the start of a fruitful collaboration with expert photographer and credentialed culinary professional Judy Doherty. This issue’s Pizzapalooza is the third recipe feature Doherty has contributed to Edible East Bay. The first was our Summer Harvest 2020 Farmers’ Market Grilled…

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What’s in Season: a Visit to Brentwood

At Berry Best Family Farm By Barbara Kobsar | Photos by Rachel Stanich   I’m up for a trip. Are you? A mere 35-minute drive from my home in Walnut Creek brings me to trees now laden with fruit and fields full of berries. I’m heading out to pick fruit in the longtime East Bay…

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Got Espelette Pepper? Fleur de Sel, Sel Gris? Banyuls Vinegar?

Kitty Keller watches the peppers dry at La Maison du Piment. (Photo courtesy of KL Keller Foodways) Kitty Keller may have changed the way you eat By Cheryl Angelina Koehler “Snob foods,” Kitty Keller says facetiously as she pulls jars of specialty food product out of her purse. Well known among friends and associates for…

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Mixed Berry Dessert Pizza

  From Pizzapaloosa  Recipe, photo, and video by Judy Doherty Makes 1 pizza Handmade pie dough for a single-crust pie (see recipe below) ½ cup lemon curd 1 cup halved strawberries ½ cup raspberries ½ cup blackberries 2–4 tablespoons raspberry jam Sprig of mint Dusting of confectioner’s sugar Whipped cream for garnish Preheat oven to…

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Greens & Burrata Pizza

From Pizzapaloosa Recipe and photo by Judy Doherty     Makes 1 pizza ½ cup fresh basil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pizza crust (prebaked as at right) 1 cup baby spinach leaves 1 cup quartered artichoke hearts* 8 ounces burrata, sliced 1 cup fresh arugula leaves Freshly cracked black peppercorns Fresh basil for garnish…

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Steak & Mushroom Pizza

From Pizzapaloosa Recipe and photo by Judy Doherty   Makes 1 pizza 4 ounces sirloin steak 1 pizza crust (prebaked as above) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning mix 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups sliced mushrooms ½ cup thinly sliced red onion ¼ cup fresh microgreens (we used…

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Spiced Chickpea Pizza

From Pizzapaloosa Recipe and photo by Judy Doherty     A 100% plant-based recipe! Makes 1 pizza 6 tablespoons tomato paste (divided) 1 pizza crust (prebaked as below) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 cup diced tomatoes ¼ cup sliced olives 1 cup spiced baked…

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Pizza Crust

From Pizzapaloosa Recipe, photo, and video by Judy Doherty Makes 3 (9-inch) pizza crusts 2 cups water, warmed to 90°F 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 4½ cups bread flour plus extra as needed for mixing and rolling 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon sugar (use agave syrup if making vegan) 1 teaspoon sea salt Mix…

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