All Hail Gail

February 1, 2014

Aunt Gail is here! We celebrated her birthday (and Lunar New Year) last night at Mark and Jen’s with some Japanese snacks… …noodles (Pad Thai with chicken/shrimp on the side)… …carrots roasted in honey/thyme… …and a lovely ginger/lime dressed salad. For dessert, pie! I had one frozen from our trip to Julian in the freezer […]

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Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire

January 9, 2014

If you follow me on twitter, you may have witnessed a minor emergency Tuesday night. The adventure occurred at Mark/Jen’s – breadcrumbs in the broiler set aflame! Still, the eggplant parmesan that Mark made (Mario Batali’s recipe) turned out excellent, thanks to a homemade sauce, lots of cheese… …and patience. With angel hair pasta + […]

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Rolling in the Deep Dish

January 1, 2014

We had a lovely, mellow celebration over Giordano’s Stuffed Pizzas, a thank-you-for-doing-my-podcast gift shipped all the way from Chicago. These were incredible! I didn’t have any of the regular cheese – just about 1/2 of the Sausage one. There was a lot of weird-sounding prep (thaw in the fridge, microwave first, pour on additional sauce, […]

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Republic of Pie

December 27, 2013

I’ve always been Team Cake, but upon recent analysis, I think the happiest food experiences of my life revolve around pie. Republic of Pie is in the NoHo Arts District… …and you guessed it – they have pie! (Music on Mondays too.) Abe and I split a savory and a sweet slice. Potato Leek Quiche… […]

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Magical Miracle Berry Tour

December 13, 2013

Things got messy last weekend… …if you’ve heard my podcast interview with Joy and Corey, you know exactly what these pills do! My flavor tripping buddies were present for another Miracle Berry Citrus Experience, along with newlyweds Sam + John. We tested out a lot of nibbles – the best was anything citrus or sour. […]

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