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Wonderful Saturday at CIA Copia

A couple of Saturdays ago, I had the opportunity to go to Napa to visit the newly opened Culinary Institute of America, CIA at Copia. CIA at Copia was previously a culinary museum before closing in 2008, but has now reopened as a center for food, wine, and art offering cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. 383 more words


Why we love the CIA? For the food!

For most people, the letters “CIA” conjure up a plethora of images and ideas – clandestine meetings, skullduggery, espionage, exotic locations, and a fair amount of intrigue and danger.   879 more words


Personal Chef in Spain

Life’s been different since I moved to Logroño almost six months ago with my longtime friend and chef, Ian Whalley. I’m spoiled in the kitchen daily with 5-star meals and am getting dangerously comfortable with it. 699 more words

Culinary Resurection in Napa

Sixteen years ago Copia opeed in Napa to great fanfare. A new temple to fine cuisine, with a museum, restaurant, classrooms and amphitheater.  It was a glorious idea, that led to glorious failure.   327 more words

Today in Food History

Also, on this day in 1926 Paul Bocuse was born at Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, France.  Legendary French Chef, known as one of the founders of  ‘nouvelle cuisine’.  Named Chef of the Century by the Culinary Institute of America. 11 more words

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Back Burner?

Concerned or frustrated with my posting schedule? Well, I am. But since this blog is devoted to my life in food, I figured I’d let you know the hold up. 503 more words


Gluten Is Good

Easing back into the bakeshop after our winter holiday proved easier than expected, as I moved into the truly zen Breads class. Unlike IPP, which proved to be an amped up version of our Cakes and Techniques classes, Breads is almost as different and unfamiliar as Café Savory was. 248 more words

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