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Gather gorgeous ingredients-and inspiration-at Boulettes Larder

You're spent the morning shopping at San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Now you find yourself with bags full of fava beans, nettles, and cardoons-and not a clue about what to do with any of it. Next time, stop at Boulettes Larder, where chef and co-owner Amaryll Schwertner will answer any cooking question you have, as well as supply you with all the essential ready-made components you'll need for a restaurant-quality meal on a hurried weeknight, from homemade stocks to hand-blended spices to soaked beans for your soup.

"We're trying to take the farmers' market concept one step further," says Schwertner, who opened the store with partner Lori Regis last November after having worked in restaurants for 24 years, most recently at Stars. "It's for cooks who have an appreciation of ingredients. We help them further understand those ingredients at home."

To that end, Schwertner and Regis have tried to make their shop a forum for food lovers, with an open kitchen and a farm-style communal table where brunch is served on Sundays. …

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