Archive for September, 2010

Seattle Food Trucks

Seattle Food Trucks

| September 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

Megan Gordon takes advantage of a lunch catered by Seattle’s finest food trucks: which ones are worth your time?

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14th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

14th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

| September 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Highlights from the 14th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival: a tasting tent of nearly 200 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, dishes that push the envelope of cooking with tomatoes, best of show, and a Chef Challenge tomato throw-down.

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The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow

The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow

| September 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

Longing for a little peace and quiet to get that cookbook or foodie memoir writing? Head out to the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Secrets from a Chef: Chez TJ’s Scott Nishiyama

Secrets from a Chef: Chez TJ’s Scott Nishiyama

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Michelin star rated Chez TJ’s Executive Chef Scott Nishiyama was one of this year’s Rising Star Chefs. Here are some of his favorite Bay Area eating spots.

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Making Apple Butter

Making Apple Butter

| September 9, 2010 | 3 Comments

So this year, instead of mourning the loss of my tree — as I’ve been expecting to do for quite a while now — I instead happily made my yearly supply of apple butter. Although this jam takes hours to simmer, the preparation is really quite simple. Apples are full of natural pectin, so you never have to worry about it setting or firming up. Just peel, core, chop, cook and can.

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Bridal Shower Menu & Pineapple-Mango Salsa

Bridal Shower Menu & Pineapple-Mango Salsa

| September 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

This is easy recipe for fancy-pants salsa is a keeper. Pretty, colorful, and full of bright flavors. Delicious on its own, over salmon, or with quesadillas.

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Raw Like Sushi

Raw Like Sushi

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Americanized Japanese menus throughout the country feature the Rock ‘n’ Roll, a maki made with eel and avocado, but the Bay Area gets considerably more intricate when it comes to incorporating music with sushi.

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A Sweet Year: Plum Cake for Rosh Hashanah

A Sweet Year: Plum Cake for Rosh Hashanah

| September 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

Make it a sweet year with this easy and delicious plum cake for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails

Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails

| September 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

Left Coast Libations offers a bottoms-up snapshot of a particular moment in West Coast cocktail culture, one in which gin rules, elderflower liqueur flows, and bitters come in as many flavors as Jolly Ranchers.

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Secrets from a Chef: Café des Amis’s Gordon Drysdale

Secrets from a Chef: Café des Amis’s Gordon Drysdale

| September 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chef Gordon Drysdale is back in the kitchen, at the newly opened Café Des Amis, a Union Street restaurant project that he has been working on via his role as Chef & Partner for the locally owned Bacchus Management Group. Drysdale is also in charge of the kitchens at Pizza Antica locations, which recently opened a Santa Monica outpost.

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A Mom’s Guide to Eating in Kauai

A Mom’s Guide to Eating in Kauai

| September 2, 2010 | 11 Comments

So last week, when my family and I were in Kauai, I tried to seek out some food love on the Garden Island, Yelping, Chowhounding and asking around to find some alternate food opportunities that would allow me to feed my kids (and myself) a variety of local and fresh food that didn’t break the bank. View a list of my top finds.

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Recipe Writing with Dianne Jacob, Amy Sherman & Kristine Kidd

Recipe Writing with Dianne Jacob, Amy Sherman & Kristine Kidd

| September 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

Megan Gordon gives a short recap on Dianne Jacob, Amy Sherman and Kristine Kidd’s Recipe Writing Panel at International Food Blogger Conference this past weekend in Seattle.

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