March 18, 2008
When cooking a meal one always uses some sort of seasoning. A special spice, a dash of a secret...
March 17, 2008
You know you have a good book in your hand when time simply evaporates - poof! two hours gone just...
March 16, 2008
On the eve of Saint Patrick's Day, in order to miss the crazy crowds drunk on green beer (are we...
March 15, 2008
I just got back from South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. If you aren't familiar with SXSW,...
March 12, 2008
Dukkah, or duqqa, (DOO-ka) is an Egyptian mixture of toasted and ground nuts, seeds and spices...
March 11, 2008
I recently had the opportunity to interview Craig Boreth, author of The Hemingway Cookbook. Here's...
March 10, 2008
While salivating over the latest issue of Saveur (March 2008) I found a recipe for infused rum. In...
March 9, 2008
The other night, on our way to dinner in the Sunset District of San Francisco, we stumbled upon a...
March 8, 2008
The other day I wrote about Zuppa di Vongole and have since been asked how to get clams sand-free....
March 7, 2008
The other day Barnaby and I decided to check out the new Persian restaurant down the road....
March 6, 2008
Mmm...clams. Clam chowder, clambakes, marinated, fried, steamed, stuffed, oh my! However you like...
March 5, 2008
In 1973, at the age of 5, my family moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sunriver, a little...
March 4, 2008
Forgive me, mi scusi, but I can no longer remain silent. I have a burning desire to correct those...
March 3, 2008
Trader Vic's Part II: One of my favorite soups at Trader Vic's, actually anywhere, is Bongo Bongo...
March 2, 2008
It's time for a tiki party! Every now and then we love going to Trader Vic's in Palo Alto. If you...
March 1, 2008
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Prior to my move from Japan back to the U.S. there were a few necessities that I felt I could...
February 29, 2008
I usually crave cheese more than I do sweets, but when my sweet tooth rears its ugly fang it's...
February 28, 2008
Welcome to the world of black lemons! If you've never had the opportunity to try these Middle...
February 27, 2008
Do you ever get tired of having rice, potatoes or pasta as your side dish? Why not try couscous?...
February 26, 2008
I stepped into Bakery Nouveau and, as I wiped the drool from my chin, my eyes fell upon them -...

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