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A Quesadilla to Make You Cry

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to fill out a questionnaire about food and my relationship to it. What did I think about the latest food trends? Why is food important? Do I consider myself a “foodie”? (Answer: … Continue reading

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King Friday

A couple of weeks ago at work, our pastry chef, Guillermo, brought up a large, round cake from the pastry kitchen downstairs. Everyone quickly descended upon it. It was devoured within minutes of its initial appearance. “Tell me if you … Continue reading

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Labouyi Bannann: Haitian Comfort

I don’t much feel like being clever today. My thoughts are 3,286 miles away in Port-au-Prince, a city I have yet to visit. Perhaps it is the fact that I live in a city that has been devastated by earthquakes … Continue reading

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The Henri Bergson: A Chicken-and-Egg Salad Sandwich

Which came first: the chicken salad or the egg salad? It’s a question I’d never bothered to ask myself before this year. Until recently, I don’t think I’ve ever much cared, since I’ve never considered myself much of a creamy, protein-based … Continue reading

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Poke the Ones You Love This Christmas.

As it turns out, Mele Kalikimaka really is the thing to say on a bright Hawai’ian Christmas Day.  So, in honor of all my friends from The Islands Big and not-so-Big, I am saying “Merry Christmas” with a big bowl … Continue reading

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Fritos Misto.

About a week ago, I had some friends over for snacks and mulled cider before heading off for an evening of strange aural excitement. As we were all gathered around the coffee table chatting, I asked my friend Rebecca what … Continue reading

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Glögg– A Holiday Godsend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Every %@*&-ing where I go. The store windows, the hideous wreaths on the bumpers of SUVs, the Holiday sweaters, the music (please, God, make it stop). I’m already up to my turtleneck … Continue reading

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Elsieberry Pudding

I have always had this thing for Southern people. I don’t know exactly what it is about them, but I tend to collect them much in the same way I collect Canadians and Edward Gorey first editions. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Turkey Hash: A Black Friday Breakfast

(Yes, I know it is Saturday, but this post was written yesterday for the Friday slot over at Bay Area Bites. Please suspend any sort of calendric disbelief you might harbor and stay with me…) Well Happy Black Friday, everyone, … Continue reading

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The Cesare: Tossing My Own Salad.

I’m a sucker for a great Caesar salad. Call me old school, but there are few things that can beat it in my book. Garlicky, lemony, cheesy, and anchovy-y, if there is such a word. If there isn’t, there should … Continue reading

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