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Inaugural Balls Where Food Isn’t An Afterthought

Inaugural Balls Where Food Isn’t An Afterthought

| January 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Gearing up for inaugural weekend balls often means getting ready to stand in lots of lines for some not-so-awesome food. But if you want to say goodbye to the rubber chicken brigade, these foodcentric inaugural balls might be a better bet.

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First Lady Cookie Toss-Up Part II: Michelle Obama

First Lady Cookie Toss-Up Part II: Michelle Obama

| November 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Michelle Obama’s husband may have won The White House, but her citrus and amaretto-laced shortbread lost the Family Circle Bake-Off in 2008 to Cindy McCain’s plagiarized Butterscotch Oatmeal cookies. To date, she is the only woman to lose the bake-off yet become first lady.

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First Lady Cookie Toss-Up: Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

First Lady Cookie Toss-Up: Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is interesting about this contest is not so much about how good these cookies are (or aren’t), but rather, what each recipe says about the woman who submitted it. And, by extension, her husband’s political philosophies. Do these treats adhere to their respective party platforms? The only way to find out is to bake them.

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Election Day: Better than Disneyland

Election Day: Better than Disneyland

| November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

I am a true election geek. While most of you have probably been feeling election fatigue, I am sprinting toward the finish line. My interest and excitement has increased as the days go on. Most days, you’ll find me with my iPod on, listening to podcast after podcast of election analysis. I can’t get enough of On the Media, or Fresh Air’s campaign interviews, or the Slate Gabfest. Yesterday, my fun activity for the day was to analyze 85,000 campaign contributors to see what corporations were donating to a cause that upsets me greatly. As someone who has spent a lot of my life thinking about politics, election day is the culmination of watching and participating in months and months of policy discussion, campaign strategy, and grassroots activism.

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Bipartisan Dough

Bipartisan Dough

| November 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

It didn’t take long to figure out my contribution to an election night potluck: celebratory jiao zi dumplings made with bipartisan dough. Inspiration came from the toothsome, homemade, two-tone dumplings served during a recent 9-course dinner at China Stix
in Santa Clara. The meal, hosted by the Association of Chinese Cooking Teachers, included a hands-on demonstration of dumpling making with owner Frank Chang and his head chef. Tucked in the corner of a nondescript strip mall, the restaurant is nothing much from the outside. Once inside, though, you’ll find some of the best northern-style Chinese food in the Bay Area.

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Nosh the Vote!

Nosh the Vote!

| September 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Check out Burdick’s separate Obama and McCain chocolate boxes. Not only do you get a jean jacket-ready button touting either campaign and a festive box tied with blue or red ribbon and bearing the party’s animal, but each box of chocolates is flavored in line with each candidate’s history.

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Presidential Politicking Hits Bay Area Eateries

Presidential Politicking Hits Bay Area Eateries

| January 21, 2008 | 9 Comments

Seeing that the February 5th primary in California will actually matter for the first time in way too many election cycles, presidential candidates and their supporters are out stumping at key Bay Area cornerstones. Or, should I say that they’re actually paying attention to us, the Left Coasties, because maybe JUST MAYBE our votes are […]

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