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A Global Thanksgiving

I love the idea of Thanksgiving and the deliciousness that surrounds the holiday.  However, we also love breaking from tradition and preparing an elaborate Thanksgiving meal that captures some of favorite global cuisines.  447 more words


San Francisco Sketchbook: The Buena Vista

Here’s a little doodle that Luca and I made on a recent visit to the Buena Vista Cafe. This is the spot when you need a dose of real-deal, old school San Francisco. 208 more words

Food Adventures

Currently Reading: "Edible Selby" & "Italian Food" by Elizabeth David

I think I’ve checked out Todd Selby’s “Edible Selby” about a dozen times from the library (perhaps I should finally breakdown and buy a copy for myself!) This beautiful book takes you behind the scenes and into the minds of some of the most interesting chefs and artisan food producers around the world. 113 more words

Breakfast Cookies

I got interested in the idea of breakfast cookies one day when I came across a recipe while wasting time on my iPad. Cookies for breakfast? 239 more words


David Chang's Roasted Cauliflower with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up by eating a bunch of little appetizers instead of a big meal all at once. Especially on Friday nights when we’re left with odds and ends in our refrigerator and we can be a little more leisurely about eating, we’ll just rustle up some small courses and nibble until we’re feeling full. 542 more words


Glyko Kithoni (Greek Quince Preserves)

Quince is a fruit my family is still discovering — we often miss it entirely during its short fall season — but the more we get to know it, the more we’re impressed by its swagger. 860 more words


A Scandinavian Roast Beef Sandwich (Nordic House, Berkeley)

I had read that there was a place in Berkeley for Scandinavian food and gifts and so finally this summer, I dragged the kids and grandma to… 430 more words

Food Adventures