The Fearless Baker (not me!) Cookbook Giveaway

Emily Luchetti Cookbook Signing While perusing my newspaper’s food section a couple of weeks ago, I spied an event at the International Culinary Center in Campbell, CA that I just had to attend. Emily Luchetti, the highly-acclaimed executive pastry chef at Farallon and Waterbar Restaurants in San Francisco and now a dean at the French […]

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Bloggers as Agents of Change For Our Own Community

Reflections on BlogHerFood 11 BlogHerFood 11 crept up on me so quickly. With the move from October to May, it seemed like just yesterday I was in San Francisco at BlogHerFood 10 inundated by swag, food bloggers, and enough enthusiasm and education to overwhelm any mere mortal. So it was with great anticipation that I […]

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Spinach and Bacon Quiche: French Fridays with Dorie on Friday!

Well, I did it. I made the French Fridays with Dorie recipe before Friday and posted about it on Friday. This really is Friday the 13th – strange things are happening. But here’s something even more amazing: I made a tart dough from scratch and it worked. If you’ve been reading my blog for a […]

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Ring in the Berry Season!

Besides warmer weather, more sunshine and the glorious countdown to the end of the school year, May also brings us berries. Vibrant red strawberries, plump pie-ready blueberries, and blackberries bursting with gushy goodness. And oh the double dates we can conjure up: – strawberries with rhubarb to celebrate the sweet and sour – blackberries with […]

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Sangrita – What Makes Tequila Completo!

Since last August when we returned from our decadent and surreal vacation at The Grand Velas Resort in Playa del Carmen Yucatan Peninsula Mexico, I’ve been plotting to write a post about sangrita. Cinco de Mayo seemed like the perfect excuse. Yes, I meant to type SangriTa. A discovery we made in the pool bar […]

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A Hungry Teen Eats Manhattan

My family just returned from a 6-day spring break trip to Manhattan, indulging in all the expected tourist activities including Broadway shows with a once-in-a-lifetime backstage tour of Phantom, 5th Avenue shopping, and a gut-wrenching visit to Ground Zero. But as a family of foodies, eating was always a priority. My 16-year old son is […]

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Chocolate-covered Matzo with Toasted Nuts and Sea Salt

I love celebrating Passover for so many reasons. But the highlight for me is using food symbolically to retell the story of Passover (freeing of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery). For example, we dip parsley in salt water. The parsley represents the coming of spring and the salt water represents the tears that were shed; […]

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