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A New Store Unveiled: a Dormant Chef Reappears

This weekend I did what any self-respecting foodie would do on a Saturday night: took my family to the grand opening of a new specialty food store called Flavor Specialty Spice (flavorspice.com), located in Santana Row (an upscale village-like shopping center in San Jose). Flavor Specialty Spice offers 200+ spices, herbs and peppers including more […]

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How Did Bubbe Bake it? – Part 1

From my last post about banana chocolate chip loaf, you might presume that I am a good baker. But that is hardly the case. When confronted with the option to make dough or buy it in some frozen form, I will frequently choose the latter, justifying the decision with “I’m too busy to make my […]

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Foodie Nationalism

I’m finally writing a real entry into my new food blog – only 2 weeks after setting it up. Given my teen/tween-filled life, I consider this timely and a success. So my first question to throw out to the blog-reading foodie public is about olive oil. Is it “PC” to spend lots of money on […]

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