Archive for September, 2010

Sep 28 2010

Soup Kitchen

Published by under Cooking Classes

Today for lunch I had Tomato and Spinach Croustades, Tarragon Chicken, Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Haricots Verts, rounded out with a dessert of Chocolate Mousse. What about you? I’m only bragging because I’m giddy from my second day as a culinary student, which was much more comfortable and fun than my first. The nerves must […]

3 responses so far

Sep 27 2010

New, Delicious Beginnings

Published by under Cooking Classes

Today was my first day as a full-time culinary student at Tante Marie’s Cooking School. I even have the checkered pants and monogrammed chef’s jacket to show for it. I arrived at 9:15 to open doors, where my instructor was arranging fresh produce for the day’s lesson. I sipped a cup of coffee, slipped into […]

3 responses so far

Sep 27 2010

I Need Your Votes! (Part 2)

Published by under Uncategorized

As you may have guessed from my post yesterday for Project Food Blog’s second challenge, I’m still a contestant in Foodbuzz’s competition to find the Next Food Blog Star. Thanks so much to everyone who supported me in the first round! I sincerely hope that all of you — and ideally your friends, extended families, […]

2 responses so far

Sep 26 2010

Project Food Blog Challenge #2: A Moroccan Classic

Published by under Dinner

Last night I prepared a meal that contained no cheese. No sweet potatoes, no balsamic vinegar. Not even a pinch of chopped basil. Who is this girl? The second challenge in Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog asks contestants to go outside their comfort zones and prepare a classic dish from a foreign cuisine. Admittedly, the first […]

24 responses so far

Sep 24 2010

Summer Soup

Published by under Lunch,Starters

Gazpacho has been calling my name this season. First it was the Late Summer Tomato Soup in my Frank Stitt cookbook, Frank Stitt’s Southern Table. Then it was reading other bloggers’ chilled soup experiments, like this one at EatLiveRun. The last straw was the latest issue of Cook’s Illustrated, featuring their Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz, which […]

2 responses so far

Sep 23 2010

Not Too Late

Published by under Brunch,Dessert,Entertaining

Summer is officially wrapping up, even in San Francisco. Since summer generally feels more like fall here, we usually get a couple of months of glorious sunny weather in September and October, but the sun seems to have overlooked the whole city this year. I can’t complain, really: It’s been a breezy 65 degrees for […]

Comments Off on Not Too Late

Sep 22 2010

Gone Shrimping

Published by under Dinner

The best thing about being in between my old job and new school is all the free time I have left to cook! I spent hours in my kitchen yesterday working on delicious blog material, and then my assistant came by for a quiet dinner for two. Between traveling and entertaining, we haven’t had one […]

7 responses so far

Sep 21 2010

I’ll Take My Coffee with a Hit of Chocolate

Published by under Dessert

The other night I went out for a comfort food dinner of lasagna and fresh-baked bread at Chow, and after sipping a glass of white wine, it occurred to me that I’m still about eight years old at heart. After my plate was taken away, all I could think about were brownies. It’s no revelation […]

Comments Off on I’ll Take My Coffee with a Hit of Chocolate

Sep 20 2010

Let the Voting Begin!

Published by under Uncategorized

Friends, I need a favor. Remember how I mentioned I’m competing in Foodbuzz’s latest project to find The Next Food Blog star? Well, voting is now open, and if you’re a sucker for the underdog I would very much appreciate your support! You can click here to cast your vote and win my undying gratitude. […]

4 responses so far

Sep 19 2010

At the Market

Published by under Uncategorized

As much as I rave about the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in San Francisco, it seems only fair to give out-of-towners a taste of what it has to offer. Besides stand after stand of gourmet prepared foods, juices and coffee, the market features local farmers who offer heaps of their best seasonal produce. You don’t […]

One response so far

Next »