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Fox's 'morning food' remains a treasure

During Margaret Fox?s reign at Cafe Beaujolais, the diminutive restaurant was one of the best places in the entire country for breakfast.

Mendocino itself encourages a leisurely morning meal. I spent more mornings than I can count savoring breakfast there and then walking along the cliffs or climbing down to the beach to listen to the waves and feel their soft spray on my cheeks.

This recipe is from ?Morning Food from Cafe Beaujolais,? written by Margaret Fox and John Bear and published by Ten Speed Press in 1990. It is a treasure not just of delicious recipes but of a certain time and a certain place that deserve to be remembered.

Cafe Beaujolais Buttermilk-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Makes 12 servings

? Butter, at room temperature

2? cups white flour

? teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

? teaspoon grated ginger


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