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Ink Sack – Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been making a push to finally visit some of the Los Angeles restaurants that have been on my list for way too long. Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles is not for the faint of stomach, as every year there seems to be way more delicious food to try than would … Continue reading

Ramen Shop – Oakland, CA

When chefs tell you where to eat, it’s a good idea to listen. When they offer to come with you, the universe is saying, “this is where you’re eating tonight.” And so it was that a chef friend and I drove down from Napa to eat at Oakland’s Ramen Shop on a recent trip through … Continue reading

Culinary Gardens of the Napa Valley with the IACP

Last Saturday we led a group of attendees from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) on a tour of Napa Valley’s most beautiful and interesting culinary gardens. The goal was to see the full range of possibilities for small scale farming in the valley and in visiting The French Laundry, Frog’s Leap and Oenotri … Continue reading

Culinary Gardens of the Napa Valley

Looking forward to kicking off the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference in San Francisco this weekend by leading a tour of some of Napa Valley’s most interesting Culinary Gardens. We’ll be visiting The French Laundry, Ad Hoc, Frog’s Leap and the Napa Chefs Cooperative Garden while tasting a bit of wine and enjoying … Continue reading

Koi Palace in Photos

My favorite Bay Area spot for Dim Sum, Koi Palace is tucked away in Daly City. Always worth the wait, but if you’re going to go then go early and dodge the lines.

Produce Paradise: The Berkeley Bowl

Even if you’ve never had the pleasure of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may have encountered the produce shopping mecca that is The Berkeley Bowl through the writing of Berkeley food luminaries like Michael Pollan as they describe their personal shopping. If you you enjoy planning your travels around food-themed destinations and … Continue reading

Eating (and shooting) through the Fall & Winter

Having fully recovered from holiday travel, finally got around to clearing a few months of photos of our phone. Meals from Nashville, Oakland, Norwalk, Los Angeles and points in between. Always pleasant to mark the passage of time in dishes rather than days. (all taken with an iPhone)

Feeling Festive: Truffle Gallery

With the holidays approaching and a few parties on the horizon, we’ve been thinking a lot about our favorite celebration ingredients: truffles & caviar. Enjoy this little gallery of some of our favorite truffle images as well as our past posts on caviar and interview with truffle purveyor Céline Labaune on the main page.

Ingredient: Lentils

I was subjected to lentils long before I truly learned to enjoy them. They do not look like much, often just tiny drab green pods, though encountering them as such obscures a long culinary heritage. Lentil soup was a standard part of my mother’s culinary repertoire. Perhaps it was the knowledge that her love for … Continue reading

Recent Eating, In Photos

Napa, San Francisco & Beverly Hills – a few recent dishes.


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