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Nov 18 2010

Reflections from a Culinary Student…

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There are about 4,000 ways to cook an artichoke, and trimming those prickly leaves never gets any faster. Make your own pasta… … It’s simple, you can freeze it, and you won’t regret it. Some things are best eaten raw. Never discard stale bread. Give croutons, bread crumbs and bread pudding a chance (particularly the […]

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Nov 08 2010

The Other Market

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See this guy? He’s at work at 2:00 every morning, and he can filet a fish in under 10 seconds. He’s an employee at Monterey Fish Market, a company that supplies seafood to some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area — and to Tante Marie’s Cooking School. I set my alarm for 4:30 […]

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Sep 27 2010

I Need Your Votes! (Part 2)

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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, […]

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Sep 20 2010

Let the Voting Begin!

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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. […]

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Sep 19 2010

At the Market

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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 […]

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Sep 19 2010

Liv Bites… And Blogs and Learns

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Why should I be The Next Food Blog Star? In the past month I quit my day job and enrolled in culinary school, so sheer guts have got to count for something. But let me back up. That’s me above, enjoying a delicious Pinot Noir. And some exciting things are going on around here that […]

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Sep 11 2010

What to Eat When You’re Camping

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It’s been over a week since I posted a new recipe, but I promise I’m not becoming negligent. Actually, I’ve been on a week-long road trip with my assistant, making the rounds from San Francisco through Nevada, to Arizona and finally to Utah. I’ve been hiking a lot of these: And needless to say, I’ve […]

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