About Fran Gage

Fran Gage

Fran Gage is a writer, baker, and olive oil aficionado. She owned the acclaimed Fran Gage Pâtisserie Française in San Francisco for 10 years before she began writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, Saveur, and Fine Cooking. She’s also the author or co-author of half a dozen cookbooks, including A Sweet Quartet, The New American Olive Oil, and The Baker’s Dozen Cookbook.

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries Recipe

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

The nutty beigeness of quinoa creates a blank canvas for pistachios and cranberries to do their spirited dance in this holiday side. (Did we mention that it’s both vegan and gluten-free?)

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Semolina-Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Semolina-Olive Oil Cake

This semolina-olive oil cake is a rustic cake with a moist texture, thanks to the semolina, olive oil, and wine-grape syrup. The cake can be made ahead.

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Linzertorte Recipe


Nothing but the Austrian classic. The tart is filled with raspberry jam and almond-infused lattice crust is crisscrossed on top.

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Pecan Torte with Bourbon Whipped Cream

This almost flourless pecan torte is rich with pecans, eggs, and sugar. On top is a dollop of bourbon-spiked whipped cream. The torte is great with coffee.

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