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Friday, December 24, 2010

The Best Holiday Treats of 2010

Posted By on Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 7:07 AM

click to enlarge Fruitcake from Schubert's Bakery. - JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
  • Fruitcake from Schubert's Bakery.

Friday, December 24, 2010

We began this year's SFoodie Advent Calendar on Dec. 1, long before dog-eared rolls of Christmas wrap found their way out of closets, or we'd assembled 2010's official holiday party outfit (thanks, H&M!), or even before we'd committed to our moms that sure, we'd be there on Dec. 25, bearing a side dish and a better attitude than last year. Since then, SFoodie's writers have pried open the tab on a single treat a day with a sense of mounting anticipation. So here, like that stash of holiday treats you've managed ― somehow ― to hide from your spouse or partner, we offer the collected swag of December's daily Advent Calendar reveals. Thanks to Lou Bustamante, Tamara Palmer, Laura Beck, Irvin Lin, and Jonathan Kauffman, who joined me in scouring the city and the East Bay for the season's best. Merry Christmas everybody!

1. Fruitcake from Schubert's Bakery

click to enlarge A.J. BATES
  • A.J. Bates

2. Tartine's soft glazed gingerbread

click to enlarge JOHN BIRDSALL
  • John Birdsall

3. Sweet tamales from La Espiga de Oro

click to enlarge JOHN BIRDSALL
  • John Birdsall

4. Hungarian poppyseed roll from Crixa

click to enlarge JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman

5. Cookies and more cookies!

click to enlarge JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman

6. Thorough Bread's gibassier

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