Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 3: Dessert
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Continued from Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2 Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 3: Dessert Dessert: Daifuku One of my favorite items at dim sum is a sesame ball, lightly sweetened red bean paste surrounded by supple, chewy … Continue reading

Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2: Main Course
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Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 2: Main Course Continued from Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 1  Main: California roll with steamed edamame When I moved to Los Angeles in the late 90s, sushi, both authentic and Americanized, was … Continue reading

Food Blogger Smart Cookie Challenge Part 1: Starter
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Andrew Lo (@CakeBoy626), of The School Cook recently hosted the #FDBloggers chat on Twitter. The subject was frugal eating, and at the end of it he posed a challenge to all of us food bloggers. We were charged with putting … Continue reading

December – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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It is one of the near-indisputable facts of life that tiny things are adorable. One has only to glance at social media to find that it is dominated by hamsters eating eentsy burritos, tea cup pigs dressed as darling, porcine … Continue reading

November – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In October of 2013 a couple who are part of my beloved improv family welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into the world. In order to take some pressure off the new parents, a request was made on their behalf … Continue reading

October – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  I confess I didn’t grow up watching Julia Child. I was certainly aware of her. How could anyone, particularly one with a foodie father, not be? Dad watched her program, and if memory serves, even claimed to have seen … Continue reading

September – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I’m not the world’s biggest fan of sweet baked goods, generally speaking. When I was a kid, I didn’t care a whole lot for cookies beyond your basic chocolate chip, and I disliked cake so much that I would eat … Continue reading

August – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In Atlanta for business in August of 2013, I attended an informal dinner party thrown by some friends. The house where it was held was unbelievable; a vast, yet homey, multilevel wooden mansion next to a creek, on the … Continue reading

July – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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As I’ve written in the past, I didn’t get serious about Food until I was in my 30s, and when I did, I learned the way most home cooks do: in a higgledy piggledy fashion, bouncing from subject to subject … Continue reading