Category Archives: FOOD

Originally posted on Dear Martini:
Dear Martini is absolutely thrilled to be a part of  the first-ever SAVEUR Video Festival.  As a celebration of food and film online, it will be a curated presentation of the most creative and beautifully-told…

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Originally posted on Rantings of an Amateur Chef:
Today we have a great post from Terri from Dear Martini. Like Terri, I love a good hot soup on a cold winter’s day. Check out Dear Martini and Terri’s post below… In…

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The Vegetarian Thanksgiving —  it’s a topic that’s coming up more often now.  Years ago, if a vegetarian came to Thanksgiving dinner, all he or she could hope for was to enjoy some of the…

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Sautéed Greens

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Everything but the kitchen sink . . . La Cucina literally translates as ”the kitchen” in Italian.  It is also used in the Marche region as the colloquial name for a dish of mixed sautéed…

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In Defense of Brussels Sprouts There comes a time in one’s life when a singular event makes such an impact, there is time BEFORE, and time AFTER.  And, every human adult’s life in Western Civilization…

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Fish Wrapped It’s that time of year again — as we approach the fall and winter seasons, the days get shorter, nights get chillier and when we get home from work, our tired souls want…

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Bacon and Egg Salad

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Have you ever tried this salad?  It’s simplicity is what makes it so special. We dare you to make this salad and NOT fall in love with it.  If you cook the egg properly, when…

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Steak… with benefits

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It’s a universal truth that all cooks have to know how to properly sear a steak.  And yet only a few well-trained cooks know that properly searing a steak pays off dividends in the end.…

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Farmers Market Dinner Inspiration

What’s for Dinner?  Get some inspiration at your local Farmer’s Market!  The bounty of veggies and fruits can get your creativity going! When I am able, I really enjoy heading down to the San Mateo Event Center’s Night Market with … Continue reading

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Let them eat CAKE! (part 2)

Intermission:  I am my own worst enemy Before we continue with Act 2, please let me state that I’m not a whiny, complainy little brat when it comes to my craft.  Professionally, it’s my responsibility to maintain control over every … Continue reading

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